Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lunchtime Links for October 30th, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Oreos

Here we have one of the most recent Oreo flavors, Pumpkin Spice Oreo.  Whoever comes up with the limited edition Oreo flavors must have so much fun at work, haha.  This Pumpkin Spice Oreo can be found in most supermarkets/Targets (at least around me here) so it shouldn't be too hard to get a hold of at this point.  

I love the original Oreo cookie, but I am quite fond of the vanilla/Golden Oreo cookie as well, so this was off to a good start.  The filling is bright orange and frankly a little scary when you first see it.  While it does have an overwhelmingly sweet small and taste, that's pretty much expected at this point so I wouldn't necessarily call that a negative issue.  There's a good amount of pumpkin spice-y notes in the filling, so there's no doubt or vagueness about what the flavor is supposed to be.  These are quite good if you like pumpkin flavored sweets, but you can't really eat too many of these at once, which is probably a good thing.  If you're worried about having a whole pack of these in your possession, do what I do and bring them to work so everyone can try them out! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lunchtime Links for October 24th, 2014

Shake Shack - Apricot Jam Crumb Custard + DogMeister

I normally get the burger at Shake Shack, but I have also enjoyed their hot dog offerings as well.  This DogMeister is "topped with Shack cheddar and American cheese sauce and crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots."  I LOOOOOOOOOVE Shake Shack's fried shallots, they are SO SO good.  The crunchy shallots layered with the gooey cheese and griddled dog... mmm!

I also had the Apricot Jam Crumb custard on this visit, which had a bright yellow/orange hue from the apricot, I'm assuming.  There were big chunks of crumb topping mixed in which I definitely liked.  Fruit-based desserts aren't always my favorite, but the buttery crumbs definitely made up for it. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lunchtime Links for October 23rd, 2014

Atlanta Visit - Doughnuts, Jeni's, and BBQ

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had a wonderful visit to Atlanta last month to see my friends A and D. We had a lot of food plans in our agenda, and it was great getting to check out so many places in one weekend!

My first meal upon landing in Atlanta was this plate of deliciousness, courtesy of Cypress Street Pint & Plate.  After some appetizers, D and I split an order of the Sublime Doughnut: 
½ lb burger. cheddar. caramelized onion. applewood bacon. two sublime doughnuts.  Yes, we were totally being responsible by deciding to split one order, hahaha.  The doughnut buns were so good and didn't fall apart at all from the inside ingredients, which I was very impressed by.  

After dinner, we stopped in Jeni's for ice cream.  I was super excited to check out my first Jeni's scoop shop since I normally can only buy their ice cream at grocery stores. I tried a scoop each of the Bangkok Peanut and The Milkiest Chocolate in the World.  The Bangkok Peanut was more spicy than I thought it would be, but I thought it was an interesting flavor and went well with the sweet milk chocolate.  The shop is super cute and in a very nice area with lots of shops and restaurants around it! 

One more food highlight of our weekend was at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q - mmmmmmmmmm this was so good!  We split this combo plate with chicken, ribs, wings, and beef brisket, as well as two sides of macaroni and cheese. This order was a great way for us to try a little bit of all the options, and everything was great. This was super delicious and I would definitely go back for more BBQ.

I always have a great time when I visit A and D in Atlanta and this weekend was no exception.  Special thanks to them for taking me to all of these fun places, and appreciating good food and trying new places! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lunchtime Links for October 22nd, 2014