Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Drops in LA TODAY


The rumors are true! Mr. Holmes Bakehouse of San Francisco dessert scene fame is opening its doors this morning in Highland Park. As you are reading this, I can guarantee that you are already too late for their famous Cruffins (muffin and croissant hybrid). They will only make a certain number each day, a new flavor each day, and they will even put a cap on the number you can purchase per person. Yep. There are rules, and they must be followed, and I must say, they are worth it. The cruffin isn’t just another hyped foodie treasure. It is the perfect cross between two classic desserts. And with flavors like Lemon Poppy, Bourbon Orange, Banana, and Toffee Hazelnut, you can’t go wrong. The hype is real, and the hype is warranted. With treats, coffee, plenty of photo ops, and our city’s very own neon sign, it’s safe to say #IGotBakedinLosAngeles, and I’m not mad about it.


We got to enjoy their Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, with what seemed to be a thin layer of chocolate that permeated the entirety of the cookie, their Ham and Cheese Pastry, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Fruity Pebble Doughnut, Hazelnut Chocolate Doughnut, and a Dulce de Leche Churro Croissant.






And finally, ladies and gentlemen, THE CRUFFIN.


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Top 5 Eats at Outside Lands 2016

As you know from my previous post, I was lucky enough to attend Outside Lands again this Summer to discover more of the amazing food the festival has to offer! Year after year, the restaurant lineup only gets better. With the addition of Ground Lands, Cocktail Magic, and a private dining event by Trestle, Another Planet Entertainment isn’t messing around! Yesterday I shared just a taste of what the weekend had to offer, but I saved my top 5 picks for below. If you don’t buy a pass for next year’s festival just based on this #FoodPorn below, you’re crazy! In no particular order:

#1. Chicken Skin Sandwich from Rove Kitchen


This sandwich was the perfect ratio of fried chicken skin, pickles, and slaw. This was definitely one of the more popular dishes at the festival. You couldn’t walk to a stage without seeing a few pass by in the hungry hands of festival-goers.

2. Heritage Pork Chorizo Sausage and Curtido Sauerkraut Melt from The Farmer’s Wife


I know that this list is supposed to feature my top five food picks with no particular hierarchy, but this sandwich was the best thing we ate at the festival. The portion size was generous, the ingredients were fresh and tasted amazing together, and the chorizo was perfectly cooked, and not at all greasy – which is a common gripe I usually have with the meat.

3. Cheeseburger from The Bacon Bacon Truck


Bacon Bacon always has a hit on their hands. Since they burst on the scene a few years ago, this truck has been at the top of SF’s event list ever since. After having their burrito last year, I knew I needed this cheeseburger in my life. Do you see the gap between the patties? There’s a brick of bacon right in the middle, and it is glorious! The cheese not only covered the entire burger, but was dripping off of the sides of the top patty, need I say more? My only regret was no getting chocolate covered bacon for dessert.


4. Lamb Poutine Sloppy Joe from Azalina’s

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This was the dark horse of our choices this year. We didn’t know what to expect when we ordered it, but damn it was good. The lamb had a great flavor, and was in no way overcooked or gamey. I think this was originally supposed to be a simple lamb sandwich, but they added the ‘sloppy joe’ to make sure you knew the wonderful mess that you were getting yourself into.

5. Breakfast Sandwich from Precita Park Cafe


If you know me, you know that breakfast sandwiches are my weakness. While my dining companion wouldn’t agree in the slightest that this is one of my top five picks, I have to do it. The bacon, egg, and cheese combo on fresh bread just gets me. It gets me every damn time.

If you attended Outside Lands this year, or in the past, COMMENT below with your favorite eats from the festival. There might be a chance I haven’t tried it yet, and would love to add it to my list for next year!

Outside Lands: CA’s Premier Food Festival – with some music

I have attended Outside Lands for the last 4 years, and each year seems to top the last. I’ll be honest, though. After seeing Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and other stand out acts in the past, this year’s music lineup left me feeling a little disappointed. Not only did the food lineup more than make up for it, the artists that showed up, SHOWED UP.

Obviously, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, and J. Cole put on great shows, but Chance the Rapper, Big Grams, Miike Snow, Oh Wonder, and Fantastic Negrito attracted large crowds for their set times and put on some amazing shows. The members of Oh Wonder made a comment about playing a show in SF 6 months prior to a crowd just over 200, and then playing on the largest stage at Outside Lands. Their feels gave me the feels. Also, never thought I would say that I enjoyed watching The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, but alas, their covers and video accompaniment were fantastic and the crowd was pumped for the puppets. And then there was Peaches… There really are no words to describe what I witnessed, so here’s a photo from Annie Lesser of SFist:


In addition to the music, the festival had sections for Beer Lands, Wine Lands, mini-golf, and art.

So, I know you didn’t stumble upon my food blog to read about music and mini-golf, well maybe you did, but if you didn’t, scroll below for all the foods…


Fish Tacos from Tacolicious



“Waffle Fries with CRAZY toppings” from The Up & Under Grill



Ramenburger from Nombe



Donut Cheeseburger from Straw



Spicy Chimichurri Fries from 4505 Meats



The Giant Smore from Charles Chocolates



Plantain Arepa from Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen



Ramen from Itani Ramen



Smashed Potatoes and Egg from Rove Kitchen (keep an eye out for these guys in my next blog post).



Fried Chicken and Waffles from Little Skillet



Chicken & Dumplings from Three Babes Bakeshop



Turkey Momos, Jeera rice pulao with nepali-style chicken curry, and a nepali chicken curry burrito from Bini’s Kitchen



Pepperoni pizza from the ever popular Del Popolo



Brisket Sandwich from Southpaw BBQ and Southern Cooking



Italian-style loaded tater tots from Stone’s Throw



Banh Mi from Freshroll Vietnamese Rolls & Bowls



The ingredient that makes Split Pea Seduction’s split pea soup so damn good…



Porcini Donuts with Raclette Cheese from Rich Table



Malaysian Peanut Tofu Braised Nachos from Azalina’s Kitchen



Sausage Poutine from Rosamunde Sausage Grill



 Nori Chicken Taco from Namu Street Food