Friday, July 29, 2011

Our Annual Newport Beach Vacation

Every summer for the past 15 years, my mom's family gets together for our annual beachhouse vacation in beautiful Newport Beach, California. This year was no exception. We just got back last weekend from spending 7 fun-filled days there.

After spending 15 summers in Newport, my family and I have found several little places that we just have to eat at while we're there. Here are my top three!

My first stop is usually at Jane's Corndogs. Oddly enough though, I've never had a corn dog there.

I go there for the frozen bananas covered in chocolate and rolled in peanuts! I absolutely love those things.

Next up, Seaside Donuts Bakery which had a line out the door every morning that I stopped in!

But it's well worth the wait for one of these guys.... a Jalapeno Ham and Cheese Croissant (ask for it warmed up and you'll be a happy camper!).

My sister and I always make a 20 minute walk in the morning to get these croissants! We sit outside on near the pier and eat them, they're usually gone in under 3 minutes flat! :)

Finally, a trip to Newport Beach is not complete unless we stop in at Sharkeez!

I wait all year for their fish tacos, they're the best. I have yet to find a fish taco here in Phoenix that's half as good as Sharkeez!

It is such a fun restaurant, the decor definitely gives off that beach vibe!

Two more things I love about Newport. Watching the gorgeous sunsets with my husband...

and dipping my toes in the freezing cold water!

Until next year Newport Beach!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Postino's Bruschetta

One of my favorite restaurants to go to in Phoenix on a warm afternoon is Postino. It's one of the first places my husband took me when we were just beginning to get to know each other. So it's always been a little special to me!

They recently opened up a second location located right in central Phoenix, on Central and Camelback so I just had to go and check it out.

One reason I love this place so much is the decor inside. It's just so cheerful!!

Technically, Postino is a wine bar. But I always have to order the Arnold Palmer... half lemonade, half iced tea. It's so good!!

There are so many delicious salads and sandwiches on the menu to choose from! But my favorite thing to order is the Bruschetta.

You get to choose 4 types of bruschetta from their selection of 11. I always go with the brie and apples with fig spread, roasted red peppers with goat cheese, salami with pesto, warm artichoke spread. I could eat it again and again!