Tuesday, July 31, 2012

cliffs edge

located on the heart of silverlake, cliffs edge offers rustic, elegant food, with the emphasis on fresh, local produce, and simple preparation that enhances the bright flavors of the ingredients
their menu changes regularly, and with the seasons, while ‘specials’ reflect the best of the market

outdoor area is very charming & i really liked how they had wooden furniture all around a huge tree, which you don't find everywhere in los angeles
& it is also a very romantic restaurant with lovely lights!

i went with a big group so i was lucky to get a bite of many different dishes!
don't you love it when you can try varieties?

here's their menu 

appetizers
jamón serrano
-pan con tomate


chickpea fritters
-rosemary, lemon aïoli


seared scallops
-lebne, cauliflower, vadouvan, salsa verde


entrees
basil risotto
-mascarpone, lemon, english pea, fava beans

skate wing
-sunchokes, brown butter, pine nut, lemon, capers

orechiette
-mushrooms, swiss Chard, breadcrumb

sea bream
-fingerling, artichokes, olives, red onion, tomato


chocolate torta


i did hear that they have great brunch, so will have to check that out sometimes
& for you oyster lovers, join them for oyster nights every thursday, which started from 6/14!

i am now happilyfull ♥ 
see you on my next adventure!

Friday, July 27, 2012

insta-friday:2

welcome back to insta-friday! 
i am especially psyched about this weekend as one of my closest friend is visiting from nyc, which means = yay, reunion!!! 
i also am looking forward to my beautiful friend's wedding this sunday and more! 

love finding old goodies in my own house!
hello, my old but pretty new boater shoes!
the fact
oh, how i love fish grill!!! 
new favorite boba place! love love love! 
i loved it so much that i had to come back!
restaurant review coming up soon! 
spicy fried rice after church
i told you i love korean street food!
firs time watching a highschool musical
& i was very impressed!
hope to see some of them on broadway soon! 
chick-fil-a! chick-fil-a!
love love love their spicy garlic dip! 
best gyro ever! 
steak kabob
baklava

are you excited about this weekend?
hope everyone has a wonderful last weekend of july! 

 that's it for today-

from "happilyfull-on-life" 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

wood spoon

today's post is on a cute little brazilian restaurant hidden in downtown la, named wood spoon
instead of typical 'all you can eat' bbq which comes to mind when thinking of a 'brazilian cuisine', wood spoon offers smaller dishes and i just love how unpretentious this restaurant is! small, cozy, and very...well, not very la-like! 

i've been here for both lunch & dinner, total of about ~4times and enjoyed it each time! 
[lunch] & [dinner]

for you drinkers, try their brazilian sangria! it's really good! 
love bottled sugar cane sodas? wood spoon's got it!
i also really like their cinnamon infused water which has faint flavor of cinnamon

mix plate
-coxinha, potato croquette, portuguese croquette, pastel portuguese & kibe

&
side of collared greens



all of their brazilian grills are served with rice, beans, plantains, collard greens, salsa & farofa
from what i've tried--beef, chicken and brazilian sausage--my favorite was the brazilian sausage! 


brazilian chicken pot pie with hearts of palm, olives & roasted corn is what they are known for! 
i highly recommend that you try this as it is their specialty! do keep in mind that they are quite filling even though they look somewhat 'small' 
this creamy and savory comfort food will make you warm & happy especially with their crust being super soft, buttery and crispy at the same time-


pork burger
-roasted cabbage, onions on toasted potato bread & choice of yam fries or salad

&
franco com quiabo
-brazilian chicken stew with okra served with polenta and black beans



coconut macaroons on the house! 
even non-coconut lovers enjoyed this, as it was fresh out of the oven! mmm~


i am now happilyfull ♥ 
see you on my next adventure!

Friday, July 20, 2012

insta-friday

starting today,
i will be doing insta-friday! 
since i don't share my instagram photos, and now everyone is using twitter for daily photo updates, i thought it would be a good idea to set aside a day to post weekly instagram photos with you, since most of my weekly photos consist of food pictures anyway *wink*

japanese snacks are my favorites! 

hello kitty at yogurtland is back! 

my healthy lunch to work 

i couldn't speak for couple days :(
meaning, hello honey lemon tea! 

mexican chicken soup
to help with my cold 

carne asada

japanese plum tea & lemon tea

fresh sashimi!
my favorite is the scallops

my friends chef husband cooked all the dishes
for their wedding!!! 

yummy hors d'oeuvres

yummy hors d'oeuvres

 pineapple juice & horchata

fresh shrimp cocktail on a hot day is the best! 

baco pop & ginger pineapple+club soda

new favorite restaurant!!! 

cupcakes from big man bakes

villain's tavern

they have the best 'looking' cocktails! 

live music at  villain's tavern

caffe concerto 

hello kitty day at dodger's stadium

love tasty vegan food at veggie grill


pie hole

downtown rooftop at perch

mango mousse 

lawry's prime rib in medium rare

my childhood favorite toy = lego!!!
"to infinity and beyond~~~"

beauty & the beast lego

i am a coffee-bean kind of a girl

since today is the first time, 
i decided to include the best few photos from half of july! 

 that's it for today-
from "happilyfull-on-life"