Goodbye to October

You know the saying that things never go as planned?

Well this Halloween that came true. We were suppose to go to Halloween party but I didn’t find out that it was on Friday till I came home after work. Here I thought that I still had one day to make our costumes but it was really three hours.

So as I looked at my bf with stress flowing through my eyes we said f*** it lets not go.

Usually I want to wear a costume or do something creative but I figured my Selena costume was enough for me this year. Since we didn’t go I returned all our supplies and it felt good to get my money back. We spent probably like around 60 dollars on all the material and figured that we should’ve bought the real ones. So as we laughed it off we planned out our weekend.

On Saturday we went to the Luxe Buffet that is located in the Westminster mall. When you walk in you get overwhelmed with the different aroma’s that you have no clue where to start. They had sushi, crab legs, variety of soups, Brazilian BBQ, Chinese food, ice cream bar, mini donuts, macaroons and so much more. Once we were done we had to walk around the mall because we were seconds from falling into a food coma.

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As for Sunday my bf took me to his favorite taco place in Santa Monica. Ever since he started his new job he has been raving about this restaurant. So this weekend we had some time to go and check it out. I completely fell in LOVE with those tacos!!! The way that they marinate the Asada is foodgasm worthy. I was really impressed when I saw the quality of meat…no fatty parts. One thing I always check when going to any Mexican restaurant is their rice and beans. If they can’t master an easy side dish then that’s usually a sign that the food won’t be good.

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Later we met up with one of my bf friends and we headed to a haunted house. The place we went to was held by a martial arts school. Their theme was Revenge of the Ninja; Vengeance is their Legacy. We were put in a group with a family of three. As we began walking I started to get scared, lucky there was a boy in front of me. He would start freaking out when we would turn a corner and apart of me was thinking the same thing he was. Surely my bf took over and pushed us ahead of them. He mostly did that because he wanted the people to focus on scaring me instead of the little boy. After the whole thing was over I thought that it was a great experience especially because it was free.

I had such a great weekend that I’m sad that October is already over. Today I take down all my decorations and get mentally ready for Christmas because we both know it will be here in a blink of an eye.

 

Bareburger Yelp Elite Event

Happy hump day everyone!

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Yesterday I got to accompany my boyfriend to one of his Yelp Elite event.

This event was anything but ordinary. They offered us a complete meal for free, so who are we to say no. To start us off they gave us their Crispy Brussels Sprouts, which was beyond delicious. It was so good that I didn’t stop to take any photos.

After that they came over and dropped off some of their fries, onion rings and their special sauces. I highly recommend if you decide to eat their that you order a side of fries.  Personally I hate onions, I love them for favor but can’t get over their texture. But if you want to be crazy like me, you should also share some onion rings. I liked the breading they used to fry the onions. I felt like it really masked not only the favor of the onions but the texture as well.

I decided to try their Country Fair burger with my first drink being a strawberry lemonade. The country fair burger is made out of bison ground meat, aged cheddar, dill pickles, red onion, tomatoes, green leaf, mayo, and in brioche bun. The lemonade was okay, I like Hot Dog on a Stick lemonade better. As for the burger it was nothing amazing. The aged cheddar really took away from the burger completely.  My bison patty was pretty tasty, I kind of like that there was still some pink to it. Also I wanted to note that if you get weird with undercooked burgers, you probably should skip this place.

As for my boyfriend, he tried the Buckaroo burger which included beef, aged cheddar, brisket, wild mushrooms, smoke sauce and brioche bun. He also thought that his cheese and sauce overpowered the burger. What I loved was his Bourbon Smash. I usually can’t drink alcohol but I hate the strong bitter taste but this drink was crafted beautifully. All I tasted was the fruity grapefruit and I was in summer heaven. I loved it so much that I ordered that as my second free drink. My boyfriend was about to do the same when he was told that they sold out of that drink.

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Once we were done we waited on our ice cream cookie sandwich to arrive. It was so soft and paired well with the ice cream. I loved that they have some chocolate sauce around the plate (perfect for dipping).

The best thing about that day were the free T-Shirts and $15 dollar gift card they gave us. I really had an awesome time and was fun taking to the two college girls that were assigned to our table. I know that I’m excited to go out and sport my new shirt!

Love,

Erika