Archive | November, 2010

Starbucks- Buy 1, Get 1 Free

17 Nov

Do you owe a friend a drink or or looking to grab a quick mid-day pick-me-upper? Head over to Starbucks and make a person’s day.

Not sure who else is excited, but Starbucks has a buy one, get one free deal beginning tomorrow, Nov. 18-21 from 2-5 p.m.

The flavors I am most excited about are:

  • Caramel Brulee Lattee (and the Frappuccino)
  • Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (and the Frappuccino)

I am also looking to try the eggnog latte for the first time.  Check out all the flavors and more details at the following link. http://www.starbucks.com/share#/redcups

What are your favorite holiday beverages?

Chomp & Stomp

15 Nov

Last weekend, a friend and I went to the 8th annual Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp in Atlanta. Sadly, we missed the 5K run AND the chili cook-off  samplings, but there were still lots of music, beer and sunshine. For the future, I’ll be sure to arrive earlier and bring my own plastic spoon for the tastings.

From the scraps and remains, the 5K race begins at 8 a.m. followed by awards and the festival kicking off at 11 a.m. At noon, the public is able to sample individuals’ and restaurants’ simmering chili. In between the bluegrass performances, there are games such as “bobbing for brussel sprouts” in honor of the name Cabbagetown. LOL!

Although the main attraction is the chili and beer, there were suprisingly a lot of families with young children.  There was even a mini “circus” for entertainment with an elephant.  In perusing through the arts & crafts, there were lots of interesting artwork, great gift ideas, recycled materials turned into purses and household items, and an earring holder made of vintage scarves I was tempted to purchase.

  

The Lady’s Brunch Burger?

4 Nov

A few weekends ago, my boyfriend and I drove to South Carolina to visit a friend for her birthday. Aside from the birthday celebration, the next biggest attraction was going to the state fair.

I love going to the fair, eating typical fair food along with the creative concoctions and trying my hardest to win at least ONE prize (although I feel almost everything is rigged besides the kiddie pop the balloon or pick-a-duck games). Having attended the Strawberry and Lobster Festivals in California, our friend Kriska, really got us excited about the Krispy Kreme doughnut burger! Before even trying any games or rides, the “heartburn” burger was our first stop.

This is basically the only warning sign you get.If only you could hear the sizzle and smell the sugar.

If only you could hear the sizzle and smell the sugar.

Served in a KK paper hat!

Instant aversion or watering mouth?

 Aside from two bites, I basically finished the entire thing. Although there were 6 of us total in our group, Kriska and I were the only ones who were really interested in the Krispy Kreme doughnut burger or according to Paula Dean, “the lady’s brunch burger.”

Check out Paula Dean’s recipe here with a sunny side up egg! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paulas-home-cooking/the-ladys-brunch-burger-recipe/index.html  And a big thanks to Kriska for sending me this link!

Tip of the Day:

Just in case you ever want to sneak your drink into a ferris wheel booth, simply insert the cup with lip into your back pocket. If available, conceal with a jacket. I can’t promise that this will always work or that the drink WON’T spill, but it definitely worked for me.

All I need is a jacket.

 

Do you have any favorite festival or fair food? I’d love to see your favorites and hopefully try them as well!

Classic favorites: funnel cake, strawberry shortcake, Belgian waffle ice cream, hot dogs and hamburgers, candied apples, etc.