Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cupcake + Art: Vegan Cupcake Competition 2011

Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you love cupcakes? Why not have your cupcake and eat it too?! On Sunday, November 6, 2011, Urban Food Crawl is hosting Cupcakes + Art: Vegan Cupcake Competition! Ten bakers will present delicious vegan mini cupcakes. You eat. You vote. What's not to love? If you're a vegan, you'll love this event. If you're not a vegan, try the cupcakes out with an open mind!

The event will be held at Hold Up Art in Los Angeles, and we'll have cupcake-themed art to accompany the cupcakes. Proceeds of the art sales will go to the charity of the winning baker's choice!

Visit the Cupcakes + Art page on Urban Food Crawl's website for the full list of the awesome bakers who will be competing!

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at http://www.urbanfoodcrawl.com. The ticket includes entrance to the event, and all of the mini cupcakes. There are a limited number of tickets available -- buy yours today!

Friday, October 21, 2011

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

After having lunch/dinner at Famous Dave's, my friends and I moved on to BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse located a few hundred feet from Famous Dave's, although two of us from the group couldn't make it because they had a small child to care for. I could only comment on the customer service in the bar area and my dessert. The customer service was good overall. We thought that our server was ok with our weird sense of humor until she never came back from her lunch break and we were there for awhile. I never had a Red Velvent Pizookie before, and I enjoyed it.

Red Velvet Pizookie

Famous Dave's Bar-Be-Que

Famous Dave's is a barbeque restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. It's comparable to Chili's, TGI Fridays and Applebees. While I always enjoy the company of friends, especially friends that I don't see often, I think I like the atmosphere and environment better at Chili's. 

I had never heard of this place before until a friend suggested that we had our mini high school reunion get together here. We met up here recently for a late lunch/early dinner. At 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, the restaurant looked empty. I'm not sure if that's normal for a Saturday afternoon. But anyway, the customer service was pretty good. Our server put up with our weird sense of humor and seemed genuinely ok, laughing at our jokes.

While I do like BBQ food, I wasn't overly impressed with the food here. Probably because it's very similar to Chili's, TGI Fridays and Applebees in some ways. I wasn't able to photograph all the food that were ordered, and I can't remember the names to the plates that I did photograph.