Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hot Fudge Sundae @ 11am

What could be better than a Hot Fudge Sundae for lunch? The family and I spent a whirlwind week touring Yosemite National Park, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, SF, Paso Robles, SLO and the Santa Ynez Valley. The husband and I discovered and brought home copious amounts of wine but one of the best memories was having Hot Fudge Sundae's at 11:00 in the morning! Only on vacation. The photo to the right is a Gold Rush Hot Fudge Sundae that I enjoyed at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, CA. Not only was mine filled with glorious hot fudge, but also peanut butter! I just love the two together.

As the only female in a house of three boys/men, driving past a quilt store made me sequel with glee while in Sonoma, CA. They obliged my need and I spent about 30 minutes in Broadway Quilts which was a lovely shop not only because of the amount of wonderful fabric inside but because the store itself was very well laid out inside. Plenty of light, room to move around and view the amazing quilts on all of the walls. Check them out at www.broadwayquilts.com

Up on the left (still trying to figure out how to add photos to Blogger) is the Tri-Tip Sandwich from Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo, CA. My husband and older son are just mad about these. Whenever we are within 100 miles of SLO we coordinate our trip to some by here either for lunch or dinner. My younger son always has a burger but I like to vacillate between the salads and burgers. This place is always busy but always churns out their delicious food fairly fast.

More later with food from our whirlwind trip around CA.


  1. I shouldn't have read this post before dinner! I clicked on the pic of the tri-tip sandwich and full-size it looks really tasty. We only recently started seeing tri-tip cuts in our grocery stores out here in Western NY recently--I still haven't tried doing one, but my CA in-laws grill them regularly when we're out. I know they're tasty!

  2. Sandy, after a bit of research I think I can safely say that the "Tri-tip" cut of beef was created here in the Santa Maria area of California. California has such a rich history of cattle raising for hides back in the early 1800's and then for meat once refrigeration was made available via boxcars. There are three quite famous steak places in that area (one was featured in Sideways) which highlight the Santa Maria style of steak. Don't tell anyone - but I do not like steak! shh!