Pumpkin Pie Gelato

We love our local gelato shop, Frati. We go so often that the staff knows us by name. Anthony, the owner, makes the gelato and creates the flavors. He really makes some amazing stuff. His latest flavor, for the holidays, is Pumpkin Pie Gelato. We stopped in and had some yesterday. He has been making a pan everyday and selling out everyday. Bits of pie filling, crust and extra cinnamon, it’s delicious! (And I am not really that fond of pumpkin pie.)

So there’s a little something to try, if you’re in the neighborhood.

Mac and Cheese

I am not one of those people who go crazy for mac and cheese…certainly not the kind from a blue box anyway. (Or any recipe that includes Velveeta, barf.) But there are 2 restaurants in town that make *killer* mac and cheese.

The first is Bourbon Street. Their mac and cheese is creamy and tasty with blue cheese and andouille sausage crumbled on top, with just a hint of cayenne. Oh yeah. It is fabulous!

The second is The Slidebar. Their mac and cheese is a lesson in richness. I believe it has 3 cheeses, including fontina. Topped with a crisp breadcrumb crust and so rich I usually can’t finish the appetizer portion (and I order it as my meal).

So there you have it. If you like mac and cheese, you know where to go.

I’m hungry now.

Tapas

We got a new restaurant in town. Lizarran Tapas Restaurant finally opened today. We have been waiting quite a while, watching them gut the building and turn a sweaty old gym into a classy new eatery. It is quite the unique experience. The cold tapas (or appetizers) are served buffet style and you go and choose from the bar. Then warm tapas are passed around on trays. Each little treat has a toothpick stuck thru ut which you are asked to collect in little cups on your table and that is how you are charged. They also have a full menu of regular dishes and a nice regional wine list.

A must-see in Fullerton.