Wednesday, February 2, 2011

California Love! again :-)

Yeah, really don't have words to describe that plate. And I knew I could write anything before it, would totally disrespect the plate. All the cliches to describe this would seem like a cliche. I mean, I can say "heaven on a plate", but that's just over used. It was more than that. Of course this is from Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles! Then check out a plate from The Ivy ...
Yes, AGAIN ... the non-regulation 3-egg huevos rancheros! With out warning from the menu I got my threebie just like Yolk in Chicago. Those are some tiny eggs though, very California healthy, along with the 3 tablespoons of black beans. Look at how they make little teeny corn tortillas to sit beneath the eggs. Very cute and I must admit, I thought The Ivy was all talk and no food for some stupid reason, but when the concierge suggested it for brunch, he was right on! The patio setting was nice, the food was excellent and we even had a slice of red velvet cake that was waaaaay moist. It had a pretty pink frosting to match the color of the cake and the layers were thick, but airy. Very good, make an rsvp, it's in a great shopping area. Then a quick trip to the hills ...
My guy took that picture, it was his first time in California and so we did our best to make the rounds on this, his bday weekend! Nice when work and life collide! I was in California for work this past Monday and he came in over the weekend to celebrate. Of course, I had to take him to my favorite taco stand, Lucy's Tacos on Pico and LaBrea. Here's his lap holding our meal ...
That's 2 carne asada tacos, 1 carnitas taco, 1 bean and chorizo burrito, 3 bags of chips, 3 pickled jalapenos and 3 little containers of hot sauce. I ate the burrito ...
I really love that burrito. I just keeps getting better. Then, someone here on the blog told me the last time I was in California that I hadn't really visited without a trip to The Stinking Rose. So, I put that notch on my belt and downed at least 50 cloves of garlic over the course of dinner and dessert -- garlic ice cream, which by that time I couldn't discern the garlic flavor because I was all garlicked-out). Here's my appetizer ...
A strawberry mojito and a jillion garlic cloves bathing in oil. They call it the Bagna Calda. We called it the beginning of the end! Loved it!!!

Ok, that's all the food stuff, here are some pics from my visit to Access Hollywood Live! I ran into Lloyd Boston, he has a book out called The Style Checklist. We have some business associates in common so it was fun to chat and discover common bonds and of course we talked about SAG Award styles. Pretty fun to talk with a pro!
Then, Tia Mowry walked in preggers and beautiful! I had no idea she was expecting!
Feels like I grew up watching her and she actually said she loves Cooking for Real! How neat! I may have to have her on the show soon now that I have a diner-counter on the set! If you haven't caught her on The Game, it has a new home on BET. Seems it was cancelled on the other network and the fans brought it back! I loved it back then and have to catch up with the new season soon on my DVR. A few minutes after we took this picture I headed out to the set and got to work!








I think I'm in love with Kit and Billy. Really. They have such great chemistry on camera and are hilarious! Hope you catch the show, they just celebrated their 100th episode last week. BTW, so did I! I don't know if I told you, but during taping Season 9 of Cooking for Real, the 100th show came and went ... just another day at work. Thank so much for making it possible! Like my last visit to Access Hollywood Live, Jay Leno's car wasn't there when I arrived, but it was when I left ...
Take care and click on these links for Super Bowl fun!!
ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=6079437

CNN.com’s Eatocracy: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/02/01/55-sunny-anderson/


Don't forget ... all the recipes, videos, tips and more are on ...
FoodNetwork.com http://www.foodnetwork.com/big-game/package/index.html

7 comments:

Jen @ OneCurlyFry said...

Oh my goodness…I could probably eat one of those waffles and be full! They look amazing! I love the Hollywood pic! I’ve never been there. I’d like to check it out one day. And what a fun way to spend your guy’s birthday weekend!! That burrito looks delicious and it’s making me hungry!

Thanks for posting the Access Hollywood Live video! We don’t get that here so I’m happy I got to watch it! Those Chicken Meatballs look so good!

I watched your Big Game Madness show on Sunday. I’m not a big Nachos fan because I don’t like all of the stuff on them. I’m usually a Chips/Cheese/Sour Cream girl. But you have me CRAVING your Nachos Blanco with just the chips and the cheese!

After this crappy icy cold weather Lys and I have the countdown til SOBE going on!!! 22 days!

Toya said...

What a wonderful life to have. All of that food looked delish!! You must workout a lot to keep that beautiful figure of yours! When will we see pics of your guy?? I guess we're in your business enough huh??

Lys ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

Love love LOVE the Ivy! Went there for the night before The Grammys one year and oh my heavens - wish I could remember the cocktail I had but it was divine! How I miss L.A.! So glad you got to show your guy the sites :)

My DVR is saying that you are hitting up the Today show tomorrow - setting it just in case :)

Holly said...

Congrats on your 100th episode!! That is an amazing milestone! And yaaay! I'm so happy you posted the video of your Access Hollywood appearance, since I am apparently DVR-challenged, and taped the wrong thing :-( Those Caribbean chicken wings sound fabulous! And don't even get me started on how awesome your feast from Lucy's tacos sounds...I hope your guy had a great birthday weekend!

Maria said...

THANKS for the links Sunny. Kate and I are planning the menu for our Steelers Super Bowl Party. Who are you rooting for? or just going to enjoy the game?

I want to make your red velvet cream cheese brownies for our dessert. I'll let you know how they turn out!

Your pictures of the foods you had on your travels make me VERY hungry and I just had some Homemade soup we made on our snow day.

enjoy the big game!

Sunny Anderson said...

jen, girl my order came with 1 waffle, but my eyes are always bigger than my tummy and i ordered 2. only finished half of it, so i should've just stayed with the one lol. but someghing about waffles or pancakes stacked is seductive. glad you caught the video! i loooove kit and billy! when I catch them on, it's a sure smile and laugh. ok, let's start a sobe advent calendar!

toya, i need to work out more, i have a whole section of my jeans that don't fit! lol. i'm on it! and my guy is shy and i'm stingy :-).

lys, the ivy is pretty darn good eh? i had a good drink there too, and like you ... i've forgotten. oh wait, a scarlatta ... strawberry puree and champagne, had 3 of them. boy, was that a good meal. weren't you surprised it wasn't bad? why are we so judgemental as humans? i hate it when i'm like that, but happy to admit my flaws. i feel so bad i want to tell everyone to visit! ok, your dvr is right! i'm on in a few hours!!

holly, yaaaay!!! thanks!!! i am dvr challenged and writing challenged, i think i called it access hollywood and forgot to add the "live" in my post.

maria, of course!! hope you have a great party!!! remember the coffee, it doesn't sober people up, but it does tell people it's time to go home. you still have work to do on monday!!! :-) hope the brownies are a hit! don't worry about the swirls, no matter how you do it, it'll be pretty!!!

Dolphinfanhg said...

Sunny! You just made my whole day! I have been craving Roscoe's for soooo long. Is it weird that I feel satisfied that you had it? Seeing the picture quieted my craving...(for a minute anyways!) What did your guy think of LA? And the food?! Ivy is a classic and Stinking Rose is something all the tourists have to do once. That burrito is more my style! :)