What’s that number one Birthday month? January! Go Roshell, it’s your Birthday! I exhale song lyrics, occasionally at inappropriate moments. Such is life.
January ended but I am still celebrating my birthday. It is not everyday that a girl crosses the border to thirty.
My foodie friends treated me to dinner at Sugarfish. The Universe knows that I’m a foodie, so it makes sure that dineLA Restaurant Week falls in my birth month.
albacore and salmon sushi
yellowtail, halibut, and scallop sushi
“Thirty is delicious,” that’s my slogan for the year. I chose to conquer the ambitious dineLA menu (see below) option at Sugarfish. My love of sushi increased as each mouth-watering piece melted in my mouth. Sugarfish serves one dish at time, which builds the anticipation.
Cue the AT&T commercial. We want more! I impatiently awaited each piece of deliciousness. My top 3 plates were:
albacore and salmon sushi
yellowtail, halibut and scallop sushi
I tumbled out the door filled to the brim. Next time I’ll order a slightly smaller portion and not be such a glutton.
Can you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, bass? I asked myself that when pulling up to STK. It really has mastered the chic restaurant + lounge hybrid, but the music could stand to be turned down a notch or two.
My seester and I celebrated her birthday (part deux) with yummy food, delicious drinks and good vibes. Below is the list of food pictured above. Sides are served in large portions so we shared them family style.
‘Restaurants to Visit’ is a collection of places to grub. When I see or receive a recommendation of a place with potential to make my mouth water, I add it to the ‘Restaurants to Visit’ list in my phone.
One of my best friends told me to choose a restaurant and she would treat me to a late birthday dinner… I would usually go to my restaurant list, but I accidentally ERASED IT! Ugh! It took forever, but I decided to dine at Short Order.
We went during dineLA Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fixe menu (see below). I ordered the items pictured above (circled on the menu). We did halfsies with the meat, so I got to try the flat iron steak too.
Dante’s moist, tender, well-seasoned fried chicken eclipsed the steak. The warm, gooey, lightly breaded mac n’ cheese was yummy. My order came with Short Order spuds and a fresh standard side salad. I forced myself to stop eating, so that I could save room for a vanilla shake… apparently shakes were in high demand because they ran out of ice cream after us. Nothing disappointed, but a few items (Dante’s Fried Chicken, the mac ‘n’ cheese and vanilla shake) were extra tasty.
Tuesday marked 1 year since the birth of kinkycurlsLA.com, yay (see the first post here)!!! And… Wednesday marked my 2 year naturalversary (see 1 year naturalversary post here)! It’s a celebration, I want a cupcake.
This journey has been awesome and I’ve learned so much. Kinkycurlsla will continue to evolve and improve as I grow and figure out how to better serve you guys. I appreciate you all. Thank you for your support! Please feel comfortable enough to share your opinions, content requests, and ask questions.
As for the hair… If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I cut my hair on August 31. I will reveal the reasons for the cut in a Youtube video on Monday.
Today is my birthday, yay!!! Ask me how old I am and I will say 21… that is my story and I am sticking with it.
The photos below are of last night’s dinner at Little Next Door (not to be confused with Little Door), which is literally next door.
Pictured are the Top Sirloin Cap Steak (Café de Paris butter, vegetable medley with pommes frites, $22), Coque au Vin (Braised Mary’s chicken in red wine sauce with bacon, pearl onions and mushrooms with fettucine, $20), and the creamy deliciousness that is called crème brûlée (my favorite dessert, $6).