Sunday, July 20, 2014

242 Cafe Fusion Sushi

I'm in Laguna Beach with one of my besties to see The Art Detective, this year's Pageant of the Masters performance. We drove down early to have dinner before the show. We scored on a fantastic restaurant - RestaurART by their own definition - 242 Cafe Fusion Sushi, conveniently located on the Coast Highway.

For starters, this is my Mothra Mozzarella. As if the name alone wasn't enough, these flavors were amazzzzing!

This, my friends, may look like a pizza. Actually, it is their Lotus Pond special dish. That's tuna, yellowtail, salmon, and white fish under the lotus slices. And, it was delicious!! Have YOU ever eaten lotus?!

Finally, this is the Orange Lily, with pepper salmon, avocado, radish sprouts, cucumbers, spring mix and almonds. Wow! I'm not sure what the pink wrapper was, but it was pretty, and pretty tasty!

My chum's dishes were equally fantastical to look at, and he certainly enjoyed the multitude of flavors. I'll need to come up with some excuses to make the trek to Laguna Beach to fully explore their menu! If you haven't seen a Pageant of the Masters, this show runs through August 30. And, have some Fusion Sushi. You'll thank me for it!!

Click here for 242's website.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brothers' Pies N' Fries

It's National French Fry Day, and I found a great place to celebrate: Brothers' Pies N' Fries in Old Town Pasadena.

These are the Brothers Style handcut fries, which is their sweet/salty version. YUM! I'm thinking I'll try the Pizza Fries or Malt Vinegar Fries next time as they both sound really good, too. I ordered the Little Brother size, and the fries came in a Chinese takeout box. "Little" is in the eye, or gut, of the beholder, I guess!

I also got a slice of Hawaiian pizza. It is pies and fries, afterall. Here you can see it spilling over the edges of the paper plate and barely fitting into the box. Brothers' makes thin crust pies, and their Italian-made pizza oven is a "first in North America" version that makes a delicious slice.

Brothers' is on the alley near Bellacures and Burke Williams, just south of Colorado Boulevard. Both the fries and pizza were made to order, so allow time for your customizations. Just don't wait until next National Fry Day to give them a try.

Click here for Brothers' Web site.