We All Scream For Ice Cream

Sweet Rose Creamery

(225 26th Street, Suite 51, Los Angeles, Ca 90402)

http://www.sweetrosecreamery.com/

Pricing: $$-Moderate

Ambience and Service: We went to the Sweet Rose Creamery (SRC) in the Brentwood area (there is another that just opened up in Santa Monica, on Pico Boulevard). SRC is a nice little ice cream parlor…and we mean little. With the structure, and size of SRC, in addition to all the customers that were in there, it just made us feel a little uncomfortable/cramped, and rushed…which brings us to the service; it was not bad…it just was not good. SRC has so many “exotic” and unique flavors, so it would have been ideal to have not felt rush by the servers, or it would have been nice to feel like they actually cared. Some may think that it is a bit much to expect GREAT service, but when paying almost $5 dollars for ONE scoop of ice cream, we expect the red carpet to be rolled out! 🙂 TOTALLY kidding…but better than average service would have been nice!IMG_4975

Salted Caramel (Stef): I honestly do not have much to say about the ice cream except that it was very… “fresh”, but unfortunately, in my opinion, the salt over powered the caramel taste of the ice cream. I cannot say it was nasty but it most definitely did not work for me and I would not get it again.

Stef's Salted Caramel ice cream cone

Stef’s Salted Caramel ice cream cone

Lemon Chamomile (Coco): Unlike Stef, I actually enjoyed my ice cream! Sometimes “lemony” things can be a bit, exaggerated in flavor, this was nothing like that. Both the lemon and floral flavors were light, but really good. And the vanilla waffle that topped my scoop was so good. They tasted really fresh, and like they were made in house at SRC just moments before we walked in.

Coco's upside down Lemon Chamomile cone

Coco’s upside down cone: Lemon Chamomile 

Overall: Our experience at Sweet Rose Creamery was OKAY. The highlight of this experience was probably meeting the sweet, yet semi-eccentric woman who insisted on taking this picture of all of us.

Thanks Nicole and Paige for joining us on this Foodie Venture!

Thanks Nicole and Paige for joining us on this Foodie Venture!

Unfortunately, WE ALL will not be SCREAMing FOR ICE CREAM from Sweet Rose Creamery, but hey…if your passing through the neighborhood, stop by and see what flavors they have for the month (they change monthly), and hopefully your experience will be a bit better than ours.

Stef & Coco

Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Worldwide Tacos

(2419 W Martin Luther King J, Los Angeles, CA 90008)

http://www.worldwidetacos.com/

Pricing: $/$$-Inexpensive/Moderate

When I say that the tacos from Worldwide Tacos are amazing, that is a drastic understatement; on the other hand, my experience at Worldwide Tacos has to be the worst food service experience I have ever had…EVER, in my entire life. I ordered two tacos and a side order of fries, and it took not 30 minutes, not even an hour and thirty minutes…but two and a half hours to get my food! That is unacceptable on so many levels! In addition to the slow service, the young lady at the front who “greets” the customers and takes orders has to be one of the most disgruntle individuals I have come in contact with in a loooong time.

This taco shop is a little orange-ish colored building, with a walk up-window, so chances are you will have to order your food, leave, and come back when your food is ready (they take your number down, and give you a call when your order is up).

Honestly the tacos are a little over priced (the chicken taco was almost $3, and shrimp was almost $5), which is expected for a small business, but way too pricey for the service they give. And the presentation of the tacos were horrible (I hate when my food is presented to me messily).

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The Ground Chicken Taco- I got everything, expect for sour cream, on the taco: lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions, cilantro. The meat was so flavorful. All of this goodness came in a crunchy, hard taco shell. I was trying, to the best of my ability to take super small bites, just to savor this “awesomeness in a taco shell!”

The Ground Chicken Taco

The Ground Chicken Taco

The Grilled Shrimp Taco– This taco was just as good as the first. Again, it had everything on it, except for sour cream, and was in a hard shell. The shrimp were covered in a tangy, semi-sweet sauce, that was almost reminiscent of BBQ sauce. I know, that sounds so weird, “BBQ sauce” and tacos, but it was INCREDIBLE!

The Fries– These were just your average thin cut frozen fries. Nothing to “write home about…” or in this post about.

After this visit to Worldwide Tacos, there is definitely a THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE with how I feel about this taco shop, and the line is REALLY THIN! Again…the tacos were so AMAZING, and I really want each of you to experience this deliciousness…but I cannot in my right mind encourage anyone to wait hours to get there food, or deal with the young lady at the front. However, if you are willing to endure the horrible service, go at a time you are not hungry (between meals, or after you just ate) and by the time you get your food, you will be hungry again. After the irritation from the service wears off your tummy will definitely thank you!

Good luck, Coco

PS…they have so many items on their menu, and it can be a bit overwhelming looking at it, but if you just go with one of the choices above, you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

Diamond in the Rough

Post and Beam

(3767 Santa Rosalia Dr  Los Angeles, CA 90008, PH:.323.299.5599)

http://postandbeamla.com/

Pricing: $$-Moderate

Ambiance and Service: The restaurant is not huge, but it is a really cute spot filled with cute green, chocolate and black décor. There is also a cute little outdoor patio; it makes you feel like you’re in your backyard, having lunch or dinner with good friends. When you enter your welcomed by the hostess, and neo-soul and old school R&B jams. We opted to eat inside, which we regretted after seeing the outdoor patio, but the waiter, and busman we had were amazing. They gave us great service and were extremely nice.

The front of Post & Beam

The front of Post & Beam

Deviled Eggs: We started out with the deviled eggs; there were 4, and each came with a tiny piece of catfish and radish on top of each egg, and they were presented on a bed of arugula. They were good, BUT it seemed like they were missing something, maybe sweetness…instead they had a bit of a tart kick to them.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade (Coco): It was like your average lemonade made with real strawberries…pits and all. It was really good, but it was just a little too sweet.

Penne w/ Smoked Salmon

Penne w/ Smoked Salmon

Penne with Smoked Salmon (Coco): It was really good! I normally don’t like penne noodles, but these noodles were cooked perfectly. It was tossed in light oil, and topped with the salmon, roasted tomatoes, olives, roasted fennel and fresh dill. I hate when part of a dish is good, but the other part is bland and flavorless; EVERYTHING on THIS plate was seasoned to perfection! It was lunchtime… although perfect for lunch, I wish the portion size was a bit bigger, so I could have taken some to go.

Short Rib Grilled Cheese

Short Rib Grilled Cheese

Short Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Stef): The sandwich had juicy, tender meat and was cheesy. The caramelized onions, and marmalade spread added a sweet kick. I would definitely order this sandwich again, but if I could suggestion one thing, it would be to have a stronger cheese on it. Maybe something like a brie or gouda would have given it that little bit of “extra” to make it an AMAZING sandwich. Overall it was a delicious sandwich and the side salad made it a perfect afternoon meal.

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding: Bourbon sauce, chocolate pieces, topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Sounds great, BUT it was just OKAY. We were really disappointed that it did not come out warm, and it could have done without the chocolate pieces…they weren’t melted, so we were crunching on them. If we could have just ordered the bourbon sauce and ice cream that would have been better!

Overall: Although our ending note *coughs bread pudding* wasn’t great, our overall experience was. We loved our entrees, the ambience and the service was great.

We consider Post & Beam a DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. Although it is located in an area where some may consider, “the hood,” (don’t worry…it’s safe, located next to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall) it’s refreshing to see such a jewel in our community. We encourage you to check out this jewel, and we truly hope it shines like the diamond it is.

Let us know when you try it!

Stef & Coco

Welcome!

Stef and Coco

Stef and Coco

Thank you for visiting our blog! We are so excited about what is to come. We have been going on Foodie Ventures for quite some time, and we decided to start logging them through blogging.

We get asked all the time, for food/restaurant suggestions, and we thought blogging would be a great way to share all of our experiences and suggestions with you all.

We are currently in the Los Angeles area, so most of our postings will be for restaurants in LA, (and San Francisco when Coco is visiting home), however, we will definitely be traveling soon, and we will be blogging to let you all in on great food finds outside of California.

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The Urban Chicks invite you to join us on our Foodie Ventures!

Love, Stef and Coco