I am sorry.
I am sorry I am making you look at glorious food right now,
most likely right after you started the day healthy,
with a nice breakfast and maybe a light jog,
and now I'm making you want to throw healthy life back at the universe's face,
and just indulge.
I am truly sorry.
But if I don't show you these pictures,
I'll feel like the 2394802 pounds I gained from last weekend was for nothing.
And we can't have that.
$1.75 delicious ice cream sandwiches?
I had vanilla ice cream sandwiched by a cinnamon sugar cookie,
and a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie (my fave!):
chicken ice cream sandwich dinner.
No really, this was our dinner after that long drive.
Best decision ever.
I have long wanted to visit this brunch-and-pastries mecca,
and am happy to say that we had a wonderful experience.
Mark my words - I will be back for the macarons I didn't get to try this time!
Feast your eyes:
^^^ THE PORTOBELLO FRIES THOUGH.
Sprinkles Ice Cream:
No explanations needed -
a necessary pilgrimage for every person who calls her/himself a Sprinkles addict.
We inhaled our goodies & didn't take any pictures of the treats,
but Cassandra had a frozen hot chocolate and I tried Thin Mint and Cherry Vanilla, yum!
To be entirely honest,
Cafe Rio is 80% of the reason why I embarked on this trip without too much thought.
Ever since I tried my first sweet pork barbacoa salad nine months ago,
I've been hooked. And I've been waiting to go back for more.
Someone please open one in the Bay Area.
I will make it my personal obligation to spend 96% of my paycheck there every month.
I swear, I was stuffed for days after our Los Angeles weekend trip,
which was probably a good thing because I definitely had no time to eat
while I crammed for finals the week after.
Anyway, that is all the spectacular food we ate this time,
but we are already planning a return trip in May/June!
(...another Finals Week... duh.)