Thursday, June 09, 2011

Marceline's Confectionery

I was recently at Downtown Disney to take random photos of stuff. I usually don't buy food from any of the food places and vendors while there because I have no interest.

This time, I wanted something sweet and I found Marceline's Confectionery who also had cupcakes! I had wanted cupcakes for awhile, but could never find the motivation to go to a cupcake store.

The customer service was good and friendly. This place is a bit on the pricier side compared to other cupcakes stores located in regular shopping centers, after all, this place is located in Downtown Disney. Other than cupcakes, the store also had caramel apples, choclate covered items (strawberries, and rice krispies treats), cookies, truffles and lots of other sweet treats. Their baking area is also at the store front, so you can watch them make fresh cupcakes, cookies and chocolates.

I got the lemon cupcake, decorated with a white chocolate Mickey Mouse and rainbow sprinkles. At first, I was a bit worried that it would be loaded with sugar, but it definitely wasn't at all. It had lots of flavor and was very moist.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Sake 2 Me A.Y.C.E. Sushi

How often do you get to visit an A.Y.C.E. Sushi restaurant? For $22 per person at Sake 2 Me, you can order as many sushi, hand rolls and non-sushi items as you want and you get three rounds to eat all of the same stuff.

Sake 2 Me seemed to be in the middle of a business name change as it was called "Joe's Sushi".

I came here for dinner on a Friday with my family. We were greeted by a manager who opened the door and came outside for us. This may annoy some customers, but I thought that this was funny. He also didn't do this with every group of customers that came. The customer service was pretty good, friendly, and attentative. We had two servers who took turns, checking up on us and getting our food out. The food was pretty good and for someone like me who enjoyed food photography, I loved how they plated the sushi. The only problem that we had was that there were gnats everywhere and we had to constantly keep checking the food to make that none of the gnats landed on the food. Despite the gnat problem, I would still  come here again and recommend others come here too.

We ordered so many sushi that we barely made it through 1/4 of the sushi for the second round. We left pretty content and full.

Our appetizers: edamame, "taco" sushi, and salad

We ordered so many items that I can't name everything.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Cham Sut Gol AYCE Korean BBQ

I went to Cham Sut Gol with a friend who was visiting from New York. He was invited by some friends who loved going here. We came here on a weekday for dinner (we arrived at 7pm) and it was very busy! We had to wait an hour for our table!

This an A.Y.C.E Korean BBQ restaurant and for $20 per person, you get good quality meat that taste great. You also get free ice cream and it's in a self-serve ice cream box in the corner in the back. There are several flavors of ice cream: mint chocholate chip, pistachio, vanilla, and chocolate.

We had an issue with the vent when we were grilling/cooking our meats. The vent kept going out on us and the smoke kept getting into our eyes. When we told our server about it, she looked at us like we were crazy, but she turned it back on for us everytime. We joked that she and her staff members were trying to plot against us, forcing us to eat faster or kick us out sooner. Other than that, the customer service was good despite how busy they were.

We ordered several meats: brisket, short ribs, pork belly, and a few others that I can't remember. You also get several side dishes and condiments which were also nice.