It has been a while, but I was due for another food run, and I
couldn't get The Slaw Dogs off my mind since I first learned of their
existence a couple of months ago. If this us your first exposure to
one if my food blogs, then I have to say that I like to eat, travel,
and try new foods. Perfect combo for a foodie like myself with, what I
like to refer to as, an Inner Fat Man! I know of several good spots
out here already, and am always comin across more. This one came via
Twitter. I followed and really enjoyed what they were talkin about,
and decided I had to try it for myself.
Pasadena is not usually in my circle of driving, but it's not like it
was horribly far away. After double checking the address, I zoomed off
to pick up my fave nurse, gf, and wing-girl on this escapade, Ro, and
we headed out in search of food. Leavin after 12 ensured we would miss
the lunch rush, and after a nice ride on the 110fwy through scenic
downtown, LA and its famous skyline, after riding by through South
Pasadena, & by , and passing up the parking lot, we
finally arrived, & with an appetite!
Now, as we walked up I noticed that there was a pretty sweet lookin
press on. Having dodged the lunch run, there were just a handful of
patrons inside, so we cozied up with a menu, and looked carefully over
each item. I decided on the ABLT Dog and we shared a basket of fries &
sweet potato fries & a couple of Cokes. We sat at a booth against the
wall, and after a very short wait, our food arrived. Now the ABLT Dog
is pretty much what it's described as. Avocado double Bacon Lettuce, &
Tomato, all served on a pure beef Vienna Dog with a pickle & mayo, in
between a warm fresh bun.
All together, that was one tasty dog!
There's something about the flavors of BLTs that, to me, just mix so
well on my tongue, and when added to the pure beef goodness of that
dog, it was quite wonderful! Needless to say, with the appetites that
quickly. The fries (sweet potato & regular) were a good side, but
nothing to get excited about, I've had better.
So we thought the end of those tasty dogs were the end of the
for some mini cupcakes. Ro got a pistachio cupcake cleverly named The
, and I got the Dulce de Leche aka The Dolcissimo, and
talk about GOOD! Such flavor packed into such a small thing. Absolute
I'll have to go back for another, but for now we had to get
cross town to catch Sprinkles' offer of a free cupcake to all nurses
for Nurses' Day. After driving, or more like ducking and dodging LA
traffic, we arrived in Beverly Hills, just in time to get free parking
right in front of Sprinkles! As we entered their frosted glass door
the scents of and sweet frosting greeted us, and we
hurried to the counter to place our order. I went with the lemon
cupcake, Ro got the , and her free Nurse Cupcake was the
chocolate marshmallow with chocolate gnache. The lemon cupcake was
tasty, not quite as tasty as their seasonal key lime, but still tasty.
The red velvet was as good as always, but that chocolate marshmallow
was a surprise and a half! It had a nice choco/cocoa flavor mix with
the cake and ganache, but the marshmallow was added to the CENTER of
the cake! I was immediately reminded of a Hostess Cupcake, but on a
whole other level! It was a perfect way to end this Food Adventure.
See ya next run!