Instabites: Nov 13, 2014 @ 20:58

Even though I told her it was like a milkshake, Kate wouldn't go beyond this first sip of a frozen butterbeer after it was gifted to her by a server. I gladly took it off her hands. (I believe it was butterscotch ice cream and root beer, but don't take my word for it.)

Even though I told her it was like a milkshake, Kate wouldn’t go beyond this first sip of a frozen butterbeer after it was gifted to her by a server. I gladly took it off her hands. (I believe it was butterscotch ice cream and root beer, but don’t take my word for it.)

Instabites: Nov 2, 2014 @ 15:41

Onesies brunch, immediately following elevensies brunch, involved french toast, Caesars, tea, and the wonderful company of @thisisnotbruce @iamafoodblog @literallyafloat @mariehunter604 and Mike. I doubt I'll need food for the rest of the day.

Onesies brunch at Alibi Room, immediately following elevensies brunch at Farmer’s Apprentice, involved french toast, Caesars, tea, and the wonderful company of @thisisnotbruce @iamafoodblog @literallyafloat @mariehunter604 and Mike. I doubt I’ll need food for the rest of the day.

Instabites: Nov 2, 2014 @ 15:33

If you don't know me well, you'll find that I order bratwurst anytime I spot it on a menu. If you know me well, you'll know exactly how I rearranged this presentation.

If you don’t know me well, you’ll find that I order bratwurst anytime I spot it on a menu, like I did here at Farmer’s Apprentice. If you know me well, you’ll know exactly how I rearranged this presentation. #iamsomature #thatphotoisnotgettingpublished

Pork belly + fried egg + soup + rice = tasty $8 lunch at Little Ongpin

Value Meal #3 at this delightful Filipino-Chinese eatery has ingrained itself into my lunchtime cravings so deeply that it’s hard to order anything else when I visit. $7.95 gets you the day’s soup, deep-fried pork belly, garlic rice, and a fried egg (mix into the rice–trust me).

For a true Pinoy experience, eat the pork with a heap of the bagoong salad that accompanies the combo, but beware: shrimp paste is pungent and not to be had in copious quantities on your first try.

Other value meals are available if you prefer fried fish or BBQ & spring rolls to pork–all under $8, and all worth trying at least once.

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