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Stockholm Trip '17

Over a month ago, my husband and I embarked on our first trip to Europe!!! We were there for a couple weeks and spent our time exploring the capital cities of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.  The two things I found most captivating was the art, especially the architecture, and the food!  Our trip started in Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark (check out the links at the end of the post for more details) and ended our Euro trip in Stockholm, Sweden:

AB Café Never in my whole life did I eat pastries and drink coffee every morning until I arrived in Europe! A lot of pastries I had were hearty which left me wanting to have at least one daily.  In the neighborhood near where we were staying at was AB Café.  This is a small, cozy cafe where you can have a small bite to eat and drink before you start your day.  Pictured below is their Key Lime Sandwich, latte, and a bullar (sweet bun).  It was a nice fika!

AB Café
Valborgsmässovägen 34
126 37 Hägersten, Sweden +46 8 18 31 38


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Birthday Month!

For my 30th birthday, I decided to celebrate it for the entire month of November.   Since I've reached this milestone in my life, why not spread out the celebration?  Here are highlights of my birthday month:
Cake, Cake, Cake My coworker got me this lovely Guava Cake from Andrea's World of Cakes, thank you Fran!

Hawaii Trip '16 My family and I were in Hawaii for a bit.  Being there for my birthday was not the primary reason though :p We had this 'ono (delicious) and authentic Hawaiian meal from Waiahole Poi Factory:
There's been many poke bowl shops poppin' up in Vegas.  But none yet that I've been to can beat the OG poke bowls from Hawaii!  Pictured here are poke bowls with simply marinated raw fish and rice.  We also had some sashimi and musubis from Foodland Farms:

Li Hing Mui Frost from Frostcity:

These huge Banana Mac Nut Pancakes with Coconut Syrup from Rise and Shine Cafe are a must try!:
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Bollywood Theater PDX

It's only been a week since I visited Portland, OR and I'm still missing the city, its vibe, and the food. One of the places that I truly enjoyed eating was at Bollywood Theater PDX (<- check out the videos on their website!).  Just being at the restaurant itself gave me a little insight of what India is like just by looking at their decor. 
 If you don't know much about Indian food (I'm still learning myself), a lot of the delicious, flavorful foods are street foods - foods that are sold at carts and stands:













I cannot live without curry (true story).  Put me on a deserted island and I could just live off curry dishes every day!


Last food pic is a Kati Roll (my first time having it!):




I love everything about this restaurant!  I plan to eat here every time I visit Portland ;)

Bollywood Theater PDX
2039 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211
971-200-4711
or
3010 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
503-477-6699

P.S.
Check out my entry from my trip to Portland back in '14

Other Mama

It's been awhile since I've blogged about a restaurant in my hometown, Las Vegas!  Being a new parent has made me busy bee, so I have been putting up quick posts on the @CheerUpWithFood Instagram here and there instead.  I will continue blogging when I get the chance though! 
 Over the weekend I dined at Other Mama.  Since I'm a big seafood lover, it was hard to decide what I wanted to try.  As you can see on Daily Specials, they offer an interesting variety of seafood:

They also serve beer, wine, and cocktails:

In Vegas it's not often that you see Hush Puppies (cornbread balls) on a menu so I had to try their rendition.  These appetizers were soft, fluffy and it's subtle sweetness hit the spot:

On to the raw delights:

There were four types of oysters being served as the Daily Specials so we tried one of each:

Their Oyster Shooters were like a seafood medley!  I wish I could slurp 20 more of these:

A refined ceviche dish:
This was the first time I ate tostada brea…