Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Frozen yogurt with homebaked pie topping

Newberry Hill Frozen Yogurt - Miracle Mile
- Under $5

The most fantastic place to get a unique sweet to satisfy a craving is a hidden gem called Newberry Hill. Its a lil ma and pa shop that makes their own home baked toppings for their selection of Yocream frozen yogurts. I tried a vanilla frozen yogurt with a banana cream pie topping and blueberries. They also had apple, cherry and pineapple pie plus berry cobbler. The six yogurt flavor offerings change daily. This was one of the most incredible tasting frozen yogurt desserts I have had to date. The best part was that my serving weighed in at a grand total of $3.57. This place is worth the drive to Miracle Mile.

Newberry Frozen Yogurt
5001 Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA 
(323) 932 8888

Shiki has the tastiest chunky fish sushi rolls in LA

Shiki Japanese - Studio City
- Under $15

I am the hugest fan of Shiki. Its one of the best places to get the freshest sushi in the valley at a really reasonable price. I recommend ordering the "Chunk Fish Rolls" for $11.95; sushi is served with a side of extra chunky pieces of sashimi marinaded in a regular or spicy mayo mixture. You get a lot more protein in a meal when you order this way. They offer chunky rolls in tuna, albacore, scallop and salmon. I tried the eel roll $10.95 which was the freshest eel I have probably ever tasted. They grilled the eel in a special ponzu sauce right before they rolled it and topped it with fresh slices of avocado. Their starter menu is a little thin but they make up for it with free miso and bean sprout appetizers. Shiki has a good beer and wine selection. You can usually get a table without a reservation even though its crazy busy on the weekends here. I prefer to sit at the sushi bar and watch the authentically Japanese sushi chef team hard at work in creating all sorts of yummy rolls.  

Shiki Japanese Restaurant
12745 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
(818) 487-3938

Urth Cafe does best peacock in town

Urth Cafe
8565 Melrose Ave West Hollywood CA 90069

Try this tasty coffee substitute at Urth Cafe for $3.95
A mint green tea latte. You will not be disappointed
They will even make it with a peacock if you ask for it :)