That pretty much sums up my whole weekend. As you can see by the jump in my weight, I had a good time. :)
Saturday morning we enjoyed bagels at my sister in law, Stephanie’s house.
I chose an onion bagel and topped half with jalapeno cream cheese and the other half with veggie cream cheese. I love bagels.
We all got ready and went shopping at the Santa Monica Promenade. Eventually we stopped for lunch at Umami Burger. We sat outside and enjoyed some wine with our lunch.
We all split a bunch of side: Cheesy Tots (a secret item not on the menu-a MUST order), Thin Fries….
Tempura Onion Rings, House Pickles….
….and Sweet Potato Fries. Stephanie and I decided to split two burgers. The first one was a special for the day: The Spicy Bird.
I can’t remember everything on it but it was a turkey burger with Hatch chilies, crispy onions and Diablo sauce. I thought it was pretty tasty but Stephanie thought it was too gorpy.
I enjoyed our second burger: Truffle Burger (house made truffle cheese and truffle glaze):
Most of our burgers were undercooked and the service sucked big time. While I thought my food was good, I wouldn’t feel the need to go back.
After a bit more shopping, we went back to Stephanie’s to chill, eat some cheese and drink some wine and get ready for dinner.
We went to Katsuya in Hollywood. There were paparazzi standing outside the restaurant which I thought was funny. The only celebrity I saw in there was Drako Malfoy from Harry Potter.
We all shared a TON of stuff. Starting with edamame:
Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno and Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna:
Sautéed Shishito Peppers and Rock Shrimp Tempura:
Spicy Albacore Sashimi with Crispy Onions and Rock Shrimp Tempura Roll (my favorite):
Rainbow Roll and Spicy Yellowtail Rolls:
Salmon and Yellowtail Nigiri and even dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake:
After that delicious insanity, it was off to Drai’s Hollywood for some dancing.
Me, Lisa and Stephanie.
We stayed there until way too late and had tons of fun. On the way home we stopped at Jack in the Box. I ate 2 tacos (I LOVE those things) and did not take a picture of them.
Sunday morning called for coffee and bagels again. I had a repeat of Saturday’s bagel choice:
I got dressed, packed and hit the road back to San Diego. I had such a fabulous time and was sorry to see it end. But more fun was waiting for me back at home: Super Bowl Sunday party at my friend Alicia’s house! When we arrived, an array of snacks awaited us:
Chips and onion dip, guacamole, salsa and tortilla chips. And champagne. :)
We enjoyed some salad:
And hot wings of course!
I don’t think I could ever get sick of these. You know who I bet is sick of hot wings?? Crazy eating contest winner Kobayashi ate 337 wings!! That puts my 16 wing record to shame. That is insane.
For dessert, I brought over M&M Rice Krispy treats.
Alicia made fondue and put out a ton of other dippers including the Rice Krispy treats.
Dipping the treats in the chocolate fondue took them to a whole other level of deliciousness! I did actually watch most of the game and loved the Madonna half time show!
Today it was back to healthy eats. It started with breakfast:
Fage yogurt with strawberries and blackberries.
I took the kids to school and went to Cardio Muscle class. After a great workout, I came home to change and make lunch.
Turkey sandwich on wheat toast, carrots, cucumbers and hummus. My body is happier.
What did you think of Madonna’s half time show?
If you were a food eating champion, what would be your food of choice?