Mortadella sandwich – Trou Normand

Mortadella sandwich - Trou Normand
Little gems, pickled onions. $14
Trou Normand, San Francisco CA

Mmm, Trou Normand certainly knows their meats! This mortadella was absolutely divine. It had a wonderfully soft texture and the little pieces of goodness embedded within it were so good. The rest of the ingredients are on the simple side, but when they’re of such good quality they don’t need to be fancy. What a great sandwich!

Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral.

Piggly Wiggly & Meat Combo slices – Bill’s Pizza

Piggly Wiggly & Meat Combo slices - Bill's Pizza
Piggly Wiggly: red sauce, mozzarella, smoked bacon, roast garlic, mushroom, tomato, 4 cheeses. Meat Combo: pepperoni, hot sausage, black olives, onion, mozzarella. Each $3
Bill’s Pizza, Palm Springs CA

There’s something really comforting about the combination of hot melted mozzarella and greasy pepperoni, lol! I guess that’s why I loved the meat combo slice. :)

Sunrise in the desert
Sunrise in the desert.

Seared duck breast and leg confit – Lavender Bistro

Seared duck breast and leg confit - Lavender Bistro
Baked spaghetti squash, braised Maui onions, sauteed Lollypod kale and orange peel amarena cherry sauce. $34
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta CA

I love duck, and when it’s cooked two ways, it’s even better! :) This time around, I actually liked the seared duck breast better than the leg confit. I didn’t much care for the squash, but the sauce was delicious!

Breadsticks - Lavender Bistro
Breadsticks, butter and hummus. Complimentary

Double double burger “animal style with chiles” – In-N-Out Burger

Double double burger animal style with chiles - In-N-Out Burger
Two 100% pure beef patties, lettuce, tomato, spread, two slices of American cheese on a freshly baked bun.  Animal style with extra spread, pickles, and grilled onions. Add hot peppers. $3.80
In-N-Out Burger, Kettleman City CA

This is my newest way to order my In-N-Out burgers! Animal style with chiles, noms! These are super saucy and flavorful. One burger constitutes an entire for me. And I’m officially in eater heaven…

Low fog on I-5 past Grapevine
Low fog on I-5 past Grapevine.