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Showing posts from April, 2011

Merkato Ethiopian Cafe

My fiancé and I were craving to try a cuisine that we've never ate before and later agreed to eat Ethiopian food!  We've read great reviews about Merkato Ethiopian Cafe and decided to check it out ourselves.  
The staff was very kind to us and shared interesting info about Ethiopian cuisine.  On the top left of this photo are rolled pieces of sourdough/crepe like bread called injera.  Ethiopians eat this bread with everything.  Injera's flour is made of teff, a grain thats only grown in Ethiopia.  Even though injera's taste is similar to sourdough bread, the teff gave quite a uniqueness to it. 
We shared this huge platter (tip- one entrée can feed two).  Neither of us asked what the items were on here called, but I recognized some lentils, salad, collards, and split peas:

After we ate we saw one of the workers prepare for a traditional coffee ceremony.  We were so intrigued that we couldn't stop watching!  This ceremony basically involves the brewing of the coffee, he…

Beer Wars

Another great movie I've seen is Beers Wars.  This documentary film is all about small craft beer breweries and how mass marketed beer corporations (Budweiser, Coors, Miller) will do anything to stay on top of the market.

Movie trailer:


Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.
Greek physician (460 BC - 377 BC)

A Foodie's Dream Come True

If you choose to stay at the Wynn and have 'Visa Signature' across your Visa card, then you're in luck! There's a special offer from the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection which is currently giving out a $200 dining complimentary credit for those Visa card holders!  If you've read my previous post about eating great quality foods from Pizza Place, imagine the other Wynn restaurants you can eat at with that dining credit! Other perks that come with this offer:
• Guaranteed best available rate • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available • Complimentary continental breakfast • 3PM check-out, when available • VIP Guest status • $25 food or beverage voucher • Free in-room Internet or Valet parking
For more info visit:

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love - a great movie with great food shots and a wonderful story line!   This is one of my favorite movies now, not just because of the foods :)


If you're craving Greek/Mediterranean food, come to Stephano's! I had come here for lunch with my Mom who really wanted to eat this cuisine rather than the usual food she's eats when she's out with my Dad, who's not an adventurous eater.
While I was waiting in line to order, I saw huge hunks of meats being slowly cooked on rotating metal rods (?).  I couldn't stop looking at them, you don't see that everyday! Out of the items to choose from the menu, the one that caught my attention was the Rib Eye Steak Kebab.  I missed steak and had to have it!  Don't be deceived by this picture, the food may look small (unless you zoom in), but I was actually stuffed.  This item and others mostly come with basmati rice, hummus, pita bread, and an Israeli salad (diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, parsley, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice):

She wanted me to take a picture of her eating haha:

My Dad's Birthday Lunch

The Crispy Chicken from Sam Woo BBQ is my Dad's favorite dish:

My Mom's favorite, House Special Chow Mein:


Pizza Place

A casual dining place in the Wynn that I liked was Pizza Place.  This isn't your typical pizza joint because the quality of thier food and drinks are superb!

Last Meal of the Semester

This past semester I had my clinical rotation at Health South Tenaya.  Since it was me and my classmates' last week there, we got free lunches!  I never had so much food to choose from a hospital before: