Knowing that little baby is soon to arrive, D. and I took advantage of our last few days together as just the two of us. On Sunday we had two yummy dates, and this never happens in one day! Oh what fun we had. First off, Panera Bread.
Yeah, yeah I know Panera is a chain but one just opened within walking distance from our apartment, and their breakfast is my absolute favorite. I just can't say 'no' to a scrumptious bagel breakfast sandwich. I suppose technically I could, but I don't want to.
While it is true that I spent 2.5 years of my life working at Panera Bread, I still enjoy eating there. Consequently I perfected my ideal breakfast sandwich. What does this consist of, you ask? It's an egg and white cheddar cheese on a jalapeno bagel with tomatoes, peppadew peppers and ancho sauce. For a long time, we (the employees of Panera) all thought 'ancho' meant there was anchovies in the sauce. This is because we are all little dorks. We later found out that ancho is a type of pepper and that's when I started eating it. No way was I going to eat anchovy sauce!
I realized this picture looks kind of disgusting with our trash, but I just wanted to show you how much we enjoyed our sandwiches (I got D. hooked on my sandwich too!)
On to the next scrumptious little date at Anh Hong Pho...
This place is so good, if you have never had pho before, you really must try it. It consists of a ginormous bowl of broth with rice noodles, veggies and in our case tofu. You top it off with mint, bean, sprouts, jalapenos (if you're so inclined, and I always am) basil and a squeeze of lime, and then they have a myriad of spicy sauces to add to the broth. Oh man, so good and inexpensive.
Mmm, we like pho! See that little cup with the metal thing on top? We got Vietnamese coffee, which is strong brewed coffee with sweetened condensed milk. Doesn't that sound rich and decadent? I think I could eat here every day. Too bad there are about a million traffic lights from the time you get off the freeway to the time you reach this little gem, but it's worth it! Little baby will be making the rounds here with us in no time, of this I am certain.