June 26, 2009

Freebie #11

Pinkberry is offering a free small size of their new flavors today from 5-9 PM. Details here.

Not quite a 100% freebie, but Jamba Juice is offering a buy one get one free until 7/12/09 with this coupon.

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June 23, 2009

strawberry fields and a beer run

I'm sure many of you have your own favorite place to get your produce, but this is where we get ours.

Plopped in the middle of suburbia (you can see some houses in the background =p) of Ontario lies a strawberry "farm" where we pick up a box of strawberries every Saturday after work.

1 box/6 pints is $12. It is a bit pricier than what you can get at the markets, but they definitely taste a lot better. They sometimes also have a seconds box, which is the same amount, but smaller strawberries for $7.

They also sell some other vegetables and fruits. I don't think they grow them all here, but I am really not too sure.

Picked up some tomatoes for a buck. I think these were grown here because the box they came in says strawberries. But if this place is called Mora Farms, I have no idea. I'll have to ask them next time.

A small little shack/stand where the business is done!
On the west corner of Riverside Drive and Mountain Ave
Chino, CA (I think it is Chino, not Ontario. Off the 60 Freeway Mountain exit)

And now, a short segment of what one's drinking:

Sam Adams Blackerry Witbier. I saw this at Albertson's the other day and decided to pick up a 6 pack. Witbier is just what it sounds like: wheat beer. Along with blackberries, coriander and orange peel. It has a very strong smell of blackberries, but I didn't think it was was as sweet as their Cherry Wheat. Enjoyed w/ some Jack in the Crack in the background. I had the beer munchies =) And you know Jack has your back at 3 in the morning...haha kidding, but you have to appreciate the place being open 24 hours.

Also picked up a bottle of this bad boy: La Fin Du Monde. A Canadian brewed Belgian style ale. A 9%, but it didn't take over the beer. I thought it was smoother than some other Belgians I've tried. Go Canada!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a book/article/blog for beer? I'd like to learn more about drinking. =)

June 19, 2009

Freebie #10

Free drinks to cool you off in this hot weather.

Free 20 oz Light smoothie at Orange Julius today. Printable coupon on the link.

Free small Root Beer Float at A & W for their 90th anniversary today from 2-8 PM. No coupon or purchase necessary.

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June 18, 2009

Yardhouse and some homegrown

Hello. Hot today wasn't it? I had to cancel my SF trip, so I'm here putting up a new post. I was able to go down to SD for a day though and will write about that later.

Lately, the new watering hole seems to be at the Yardhouse in Chino Hills...It's a bar and grill. "The only in the area" the waitress proudly announced. What does that mean? Fewer menu items and about half the selection of beer you'd get at any other Yardhouse. Why they chose to go this route, I have no idea..

The happy hour menu. Appetizers run about 6 bucks, depending on what you get. No beer for me this visit...

Chicken nachos with jalapenos(requested). Whole lot of cheese, big chunks of shredded chicken, a small scoop of guac, and green onions all over a bed of pinto beans. I've found the nachos vary each time I come here, but for the first time today, the chicken wasn't dry. One time at the Brea location, their pinto beans were out of this world. I still to this day cannot figure out what was different from their usual bland serving of beans...Today's nachos were quite good. That and I was starving. Overall, despite its fluctuations, a reliable pick if you're stuck on what to get. They don't have salsa, but you can ask for extra pico de gallo.

I'm not sure if you have to sit at the bar to get happy hour prices. The place is a lot smaller than the Brea location, so it wouldn't hurt to ask. Service was quick and attentive, and the bartender served one hell of a stiff drink. +1 star.

Dad's been growing in the backyard:


Perilla Leaves

Tomatoes...which my dog has already been eating...

as well as these plums

Maybe one day, I can have a green thumb too.

June 15, 2009

Freebie #9

Free Hot Dog on a Stick today from 5-8 PM.

Courtesy of Spoofee.com

June 9, 2009

Hopped up

on these beans here.

A couple of these, and I guarantee you'll be jumpin jumpin.

Quick post for today. Finals week. Enough said. Probably the worst semester I've had for a long time. (Don't mean to bitch, but what the hay, it's my blog ain't it?) What to look foward though afterwards: trip to Mt. Baldy, SD, and SF. How this affects you? Lots of good eats posts in a few my friend, and a few pounds gained on my end. Then back to sweet reality of school, apps, and the GRE. As my friend the Owl would say, hoot hootums!

Funniest moment of tutoring this semester: When someone tried to argue with me that the word "pedestal" was spelled "petal stool." Yes, he was being dead serious.

"Peace, love and tacos." (for all you kogi followers lol)

June 7, 2009

Jinza Teriyaki

After reading The New Diner's Post on Jinza Teriyaki, I decided to check it out since it was close to school. Crappy picture below taken w/ my phone.

Teriyaki chicken plate for around 5-6 bucks. Grilled and thinly sliced chicken over a large bed of rice served with a big portion of standard iceberg lettuce mixed salad with some sort of house white dressing (which they had in bottles for people to use) and a small side of lightly pickled cabbage.

The chicken was pretty good. My only complaint was that I wish it had been cut into bigger pieces. The sauce had a good ratio to it and wasn't too sweet nor did it overpower the chicken. The rice was cooked with a little too much water imo. Still, I would say one of the better places to get teriyaki compared to the other places I've tried so far.

Service was friendly, and the place seemed to be a Korean family owned joint.

Jinza Terikyaki
3425 Pomona Blvd Ste 1

Pomona, CA

June 6, 2009

Happy Wok

Yes, I love this place and am not ashamed to say it. I've been going here since high school and not much has changed besides a slight hike in prices. Your basic Americanized Chinese fast food with heaping portions that puts Panda Express to shame. They say they don't use MSG here...a sign that has not always been there. Tastes the same to me.

The 1 item combo: fried rice, chow mein, and teriyaki chicken. Secret: Order the teriyaki chicken, and get a side of steamed vegetables for free. I like to get the sauce on the side. The chicken was a little on the dry side this time, but their fried rice and chow mein were the same as it always had been. Total was $5.14.

I took this home, doused it with siracha, and happily devoured it with some kimchi. Shortly afterwards, I felt horrible physically and was disgusted with myself at killing this plate in one sitting. This is why I only allow myself to come here a few times a year...

19705 Colima Rd Ste 4
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

June 3, 2009

Freebie #8

Its National FREE FLOAT night at Sonic on June 3!

Go to any Sonic Drive In, all are participating, Free 10 OZ rootbeer floats will be handed out to all customers! This will be from 8pm-Close. Enjoy!!!

Courtesy of Spoofee.com

I haven't had a root beer float in a long time.

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