Shut your pie hole!

Look, I don’t really want you to shut your pie hole but I just had to use that as a title because I think it’s kind of funny.  And because it’s a good intro to this post which is not about clothes but about my second favorite thing in life…FOOD!  Tom and I paid a visit to The Pie Hole on Hollywood Blvd last night for the second time.  Hollywood Blvd itself deserves its own post and write up which I may do in the future, so stay tuned.  But back to the food…

 

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We ordered and shared two savory pies: chicken cornbread and vegetable curry. Both were delicious and full of flavor.  The chicken cornbread had some pretty good chunks of chicken in it and everything was seasoned just right. Sometimes these pot pies can be a little too salty for my taste but this one wasn’t.  Tom called it “comfort food” which I totally agree with!  The veggie curry was good too with bits of potato in it.  I would have liked more veggies though, like maybe some peas and carrots perhaps. Still, pretty tasty!  The crust on both pies was light and flaky too, an added plus.  Now onto dessert…

 

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We chose the chocolate crostata pie, mostly because we liked the name and it had chocolate in it.  The lady taking our order told us it was like eating a brownie in a pie form.  Sold!  They warmed it up for us and we devoured it.  I liked the crust which had granulated sugar baked into it, and the chocolate was creamy and melt-in-your-mouth good.  The boyfriend and I were both pretty happy campers.  Thanks Pie Hole!

 

Out and About in Downtown Fullerton

I recently made my way back to my hometown of Fullerton and I was happy to see a sort of revitalization of the downtown area.  Plenty of eating establishments intermingled with some consignment shops and coffee houses.  I think that “eclectic” is a pretty accurate description of the downtown Fullerton vibe these days.

On this particular day I was with my brother and we both were craving a nice, juicy burger.  The Burger Parlor quenched that craving.  Burgers here are indeed juicy and the buns are pretty darn good too.

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But the star of the lunch, I thought, was the onion rings.

IMG_0866Wow! Beautiful golden rings of deliciousness, I don’t know what they put in the batter to make them so light, crunchy, and irresistibly addictive,  and to be honest, I don’t really care, just give me more please!  Oh, and if you love a thick milkshake (and I don’t know who doesn’t), you must try one here.  We got the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake and yes, it did taste just like the cereal.

IMG_0930Our next stop was Hapa Cupcakes.  When I stepped inside this bake shop, I was mesmerized by the gorgeous display of cupcakes staring back at me.  What makes Hapa Cupcakes stand out from other bakeries is their alcohol-infused cupcakes.  Flavors like kahlua mudslide, rum coconut, and chocolate covered strawberry champagne, just to name a few.  They also carry a variety of non-alcoholic as well as gluten-free, vegan cupcakes.IMG_0868

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The Burger Parlor: 204 N. Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA

Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes: 105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton CA