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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Foodie Chronicles

Up until my birthday last month I had been so good about my diet and exercise regimen. Up until I got my first (second, third and fourth) taste of a Fely's cake pop. It was then that I remembered how much I love food. So much. So very, very much.

Since then I have been heavily indulging in whatever my greedy little heart desires, vowing to do better and get back on my grind after the first of the year. Last night after we left the Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square, the craving for Filipino food hit me like a ton of bricks. Luckily I knew a spot on the way home in Silverlake- United Bread & Pastry!

As I exited the 101, visions of pancit, lumpia, and empenadas danced in my head. My mouth watered as I drove down Sunset. And when I arrived, well I circled the block twice and waited as patiently as possible because parking is atrocious here. But do not be deterred because the food is so very worth it.

What I learned that night is that you kind of want to order ahead because some items are not readily available. Like the lumpia of the meat variety. And while they offered to make up a fresh batch for us, we opted for the vegetable lumpia (50¢ each) in the window instead. The empenadas here are just $9/dozen and are my absolute favorite. Already having ordered plenty of fried and bready items, I passed on the pancit (noodles) this time but please know that I will be back soon. Hey, when I fall off the wagon I fall hard.


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