This past weekend the boyfriend and I decided to give Pork Belly’s in Venice a try. Pork Belly’s is a sweet little BBQ spot on Abbot Kinney in Venice. There are no tables for sitting. It’s a perfect grab and go spot. We’re big fans of BBQ so you can imagine how excited we were to give this place a try. Bubs ordered me The Belly Up which is their signature sandwich. It was delicious! They also included a cookie with each sandwich. My favorite thing on the menu was their Fried Pickles. I’m not lying when I say they have hands down the best friend pickles I have ever had in Los Angeles. Scratch that, California. Oh, and let’s not forget they have one have those very fancy touch screen coca-cola machines. I’m already looking forward to our next visit. They have a veggie sloppy joe that i’m itching to try.
If you are ever in Venice, I highly suggest visiting Pork Belly’s. You won’t be disappointed.
I kept seeing this on Pinterest and decided I finally had to try it. The only part of the recipes I looked at was how high to heat the oven and for how long. I’m pretty stoked on the fact that they’re spicy and delicious and will be the perfect snack for when I’m at work and it might be a nice addition to a salad.
- about 2 cans worth of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 4 teaspoons of red chili flakes
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 400. Drain about 2 cans worth of chickpeas.
Step 2: add in olive oil, chili pepper flakes and cayenne pepper into a mixing bowl
Step 3: Mix everything together so it’s evenly coated
Step 4: pour coated chickpeas onto cookie sheet and evenly spread them out and place in oven for 30 minutes. I flipped them around the 15 minute mark.
After 30 minutes take the chickpeas out and let them cool down and then voila! You have delicious spicy roasted chickpeas!!
You have no idea how stinkin’ excited I was once I heard Howaboutwe FINALLY came to Los Angeles! I joined a few months ago when they finally arrived in LA but due to finances (those darn pesky finances!), life, etc. Last week I took the date planning into my own hands and wanted to surprise Bubba with something he’d enjoy. Out of all the dates they had listed for a bit now, the only one that kept sticking in my head was Vodka Tasting at Silo in Downtown Los Angeles. Howaboutwe offered Vodka tasting for 2 at Silo Vodka Bar downtown. You got to sample 3 vodkas, have a complimentary glass of champagne and an appetizer of sliders. It sounded perfect!
We were running a few minutes late and when we tried to call to let them know were minutes away, the phone number listed for Silo was disconnected. When we arrived it seemed like nobody knew what was going on which was kind of disappointing. When we escorted into the vodka freezer our waitress was so cold that she rushed us in there and rushed us out. The complimentary glass of champagne was decent but the sliders were AMAZING. The bathrooms weren’t in the best shape which is kinda disappointing considering it was really slow. The only vodka that I enjoyed was the cucumber infused one. To be honest, I was a little hurt that the vodka bar wasn’t a hit but it was fun to do something different. It was definitely an experience!
I’m already planning our next howaboutwe date! Happy Monday, kids! xoxo
My blog redesign is still happening but at a bit of slower pace. I was waiting for the redesign to happen before I shared new content but waiting stinks so here’s one of the new series I think will be fun. I don’t know about you but I love looking at people’s homes and seeing not only how they decorate but silly stuff like what kind of groceries they keep or what cleaning supplies they use or what movies, music, books they like, etc. So I decided to do a once a month series where I show you all those weird things in our place. Recently, our living situation changed a bit and the best part about it was getting to get rid of my storage unit. My storage unit was filled with everything Charlie and I and I’m happy to unpack it.
When you start living with someone it’s always an interesting task to combine your tastes, styles, etc. My boyfriend being the artist that he is has some uhhh interesting taste at times. I feel at home surrounded by photos, etc. I took over these shelves that Bubba built himself.
While most of my photos and belongings take over the shelves, there’s still a lot of Bubba around. It’s also helpful that Bubba’s last name also ends in a “M” so I could use my letters that I got on sale at Anthro (he hates them) along with a majority of my “boho” inspired pieces.
Even before we unpacked my storage we still had a lot of Charlie around the apartment. Bubba decided to put Charlie’s tball on the top shelf and kept adding to it. Bubba did a majority of it on his own but I added a photo that hung by Charlie’s crib and organized the periodic table of elements blocks. The bookshelf is still a work in progress and I’m pretty sure that this weekend I’ll wind up switching it all around. Hope you’re all having a fantastic week! xoxo