hey guys.. i am sitting in starbucks at LAX for the next couple hours. what better time to blog, right? i managed to snag a comfy, cushy chair here at the starbucks.. now i just hope i can make my grande iced americano last for the full two hours so i can be considered a paying customer…
this past weekend in palm springs was an absolute blast. i fell in love with the area and i was already in love with the company.. it is hard to leave! although i do miss some VIPs (very important people AND pups) back home.. so being back in salt lake won’t be that bad.
i will miss these ladies, though.
the three of us had a great time in the desert. we did a lot of eating out and even more eating in.. that’s the best part about vacationing with fellow foodie/bloggers. we all like the same things!
this post is dedicated to all the delicious meals we ate out and about at the restaurants of palm springs.
our first day there, on friday, we had lunch at a really cute seafood spot called fisherman’s market & grill.
we started with some peel & eat shrimp to share.
deb gave me a tutorial on how to properly peel the shrimp.. i didn’t need a tutorial on how to eat it, though.
eden and i both got the mahi as our entrée. it was fresh & flavorful.
deb got thw calamari steak. i had no idea that calamari even came in steak form.. you learn something new every day!
on saturday, we dined out at a deli called manhattan in the desert.
we started things off with free pickles.. because who doesn’t love a pickle or two? especially when they are free.
deb & eden split the smoked fish platter which had both salmon and white fish. it also came with rye toast and deb had a side of delicious split pea soup. i tasted it.. it was great.
i decided to go with the turkey avocado sandwich, and this could have served a hungry family of five. talk about giant portions!
i ended up having to pull almost 2/3 of the turkey out of the sandwich.. check out that stack!
i rarely eat french fries, but all bets are off when on vacation–i eat anything and everything. when i do eat french fries, i like them super thick like these ones. they were awesome.
on sunday, we went to brunch at a restaurant called elmer’s. it is a cute diner and we snagged the corner booth. this was the only time we didn’t dine al fresco.
deb got the dutch baby, which is an elmer’s signature dish.
it is basically eggs, flour and milk baked to puffy pancake perfection. it reminded me exactly of the german pancakes my mom used to make when i was a kid.
eden got an omelet that was chock full of veggies with a side of sass.
i got the french toast combo which came with a couple over medium eggs (for ultimate dippy yolk dippage) and chicken apple sausage.
deb kept waving crazy hand signlas to the staff at elmer’s, so i knew something was up.. but i wasn’t quite sure what was up. as soon as we finished our meals, i found out exactly what was going on.
my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks, so they finagled one on deb’s famous protein cakes into the restaurant and had the staff sing happy birthday to me!
isn’t that so thoughtful? and embarrassing?
despite our full bellies, we managed to eat most of the cake.. it was delicious and i actually polished off the rest of it just now!
sunday afternoon after a long drive around the windmills, we decided to stop for some fro yo. i was soooo full from brunch, but there is a special part in my stomach that always provides room for ice cream.
you better believe i sampled each and every flavor. i had to make an educated decision when i actually committed to my selection!
i ended up with four flavors: vanilla, original tart, coconut and new-to-me pecan praline. SO good, by the way. i hope i can find pecan in utah. toppings included raspberries, peaches and graham cracker crumbs.
i left for the airport real early, so there was no dining out today. i wish i could have stayed longer, because there were about 18 other places i wanted to try.. oh well, there’s always next time, right?
well.. one more hour to kill before my flight! hope you guys are having a great monday.
1. what is the last restaurant you ate at and what did you order?
2. finish this: “there’s always room for __________.”
xo. janetha g.