I was up at 4am today in order to work the Downtown Burbank Art Show. It was not worth it. Getting up at 4am is never worth it. NEVER. Not for ANYTHING. Not even for bacon that’s so perfectly cooked that it simply melts in your mouth – and that’s saying a lot coming from me!
The show was freezing (the thermometer hung around 48 degrees Fahrenheit for the majority of the day) and it promises to be colder AND rainy tomorrey! Oh joy.
Looking back on this, I guess getting an iced Thai tea with boba probably wasn’t the smartest choice for trying to stay warm. I spent the day shivering and studying. After the show, I headed over to Enegren Brewing to help close the tap room since they had a brew day and were surely overwhelmed with busyness and important brew stuffs.
There was lots of work to be done. Lanterns were lit, Chinese food was consumed.
I’m glad I was there to help out and make the brew day a little easier… In other news, thanks for the free meal and entertainment, guys!
I’m going to pass out now and sleep in an extra hour! And then I’m going to work in the rain all day after church. That should be fun…
Disclaimer: Any boring, incoherent wording on this page has been because of extreme sleep deprivation. Becki is not responsible for the dull title or the lack of images. Please use Bites ‘n Brews responsibly.
Yesterday was my last day of retail! I’m technically still “on-call” but after last night, there will be no more! I just can’t take it anymore – the sitting around, waiting for customers who never come, doing homework at the counter and no one really cares because there’s nothing to miss… It’s just a waste of my time, so I’m officially done!
To celebrate, I opened my second to last growler of Dos Beckis.
I think it has passed its peak! I think it’s been sitting a little too long with the trub… The flavor is a little metallic-y now, and the hops have definitely added more bitter to it. I still drank it, AND enjoyed it! No worries!
Today, I celebrated by meeting someone who I’ve only met on the internet. How risqué am I? I’ve known this person for a little over a month - we were assigned to the same group project (in an internet college course) and have exchanged many e-mails and Skype conversations. I risked my life today…
She’s TERRIFYING! This is Sofia Pernas, the most brizziliant person in my class. Seriously, she’s the only one in the entire class who uses correct grammar and doesn’t need a thesaurus to think up big words when she writes. Oh yeah, and she’s an incredibly gorgeous, talented actress. That too…
We met up at Caffe Aroma, another Breaking the Chain in Newbury Park. This place is freakin’ adorable! It’s very kitschy and is normally filled with elderly ladies wearing big red hats having tea parties. PERFECT for a first time meetup! If this scared her away, then it just wasn’t meant to be…
I ordered the ice blended green tea with boba (soy, thank you very much!) – one of the top recommended drinks to order on Yelp. This. Was. Luscious! I’d recommend this, but without the boba. The tapioca pearls varied between hard and crunchy and sickly sweet. I may have found my new substitute for my coffee until Lent is over, though! GREEN TEA SLUSHIES!
My turkey avocado sandwich in the foreground with Sofia’s tuna melt and chocolate shake in the back. I envied her combo, I must say…
…but then I saw the HUGE chunks of avocado and sprouts sticking out, layered between thick slices of bread that was baked with tons of walnuts and seeds. And my life was complete. I only finished half and asked them if they could keep the rest in their refrigerator so it wouldn’t go bad. Sweetly, they complied, “only if you don’t forget to take it with you!”
I FORGOT THE OTHER HALF The menu for this adorable little cafe is slightly pricey, but totally worth it for the peace and ambiance.
Like I said, kitschy and adorable. The service here was wonderful! The girl working behind the counter gave her recommendations, which we greedily consumed, and put up with our ridiculous giggling for FOUR hours!
Two apples, no plums.