1.12.2009

sweet weekend

On Sunday I had lunch with my friends at Porto's in Glendale. I had a grilled chicken sandwich (served with plantain chips on the side) and a yummy blended chai latte. My friends got a variety of sweet treats, including cheesecake, tres leches, and a piƱa colada cake (so pretty!).

I didn't get any sweets at Porto's because afterwards we planned on taking a trip down the street to Crumbs Bake Shop. Wow, that place is cupcake overload! Their cupcakes are the size of muffins, and there are so many to choose from. Upon entering the shop, my friends and I spent the first few minutes marveling at all the amazing flavors, like Banana Split, Apple Cobbler, Cookie Dough, and Neopolitan. I finally decided on Peanut Butter Banana (with chocolate creme in the center, which I was pleasantly surprised to discover as I was devouring it) and my all-time favorite, Carrot Cake. They were so delicious and rich. I would've felt guilty eating both of them by myself, so I saved half of each and gave them to my brother and my dad. I already want to go back and try some of the other flavors, though I might not be so willing to share them next time.

Yesterday I also collected some Christmas gifts from my friends, since I didn't get to see them around the holidays. I got some wonderful things, which I'll share in my next post. My friends are the best.

5 comments:

Julie said...

MMMM. those cupcakes look ridiculously good. i love macro food shots! I'm making a mental note to check out this Crumbs Bake Shop you speak of... and Porto's...haven't been there in forever but love that place, too!

ninja jenny said...

I usually just go Porto's to pick up pastries, but their sandwiches are so good, I think I'm going to have lunch there more often. Definitely check out Crumbs! It originated in New York, and my friend says that the one in Glendale is just as good (and better than Sprinkles in Beverly Hills/Newport).

Closet Cupcake said...

I LOVE Portos!! Mmmm, their sandwich sounds so good right now!

Lauren said...

omg! crumbs is soooooo good. and porto's a great pastry shop too, i lived in glendale for 7 years and it was the hot spot.

btw... Hello! I tried contacting your thru your shopping website but it was being sort of weird and i didn't know how to contact you but

My name is Lauren and I am an old customer/avid follower of your blog. I love your stuff/what you have to write about here! Recently me and two of my friends started our own shop blog, Kids On Holiday (http://www.kidsonholiday.net) and we welcome you to have a peek! If you could link us, that would be lovely too.

Thanks again and we hope you enjoy the site!

xo, Lauren

dana said...

Holy crap! I can't believe how beautiful those desserts are. Crumbs next venture should definitely be Seattle. I'm sure of it.