File this post under cheap eats, not tasty eats. I’ve never been a fan of Friday’s, but sometimes, cheap food is cheap food.
Here’s a coupon for a buy one get one 50% off lunch at Friday’s. It’s only good during lunch on weekdays from the “Right Portion” menu. If you go, let me know if it was worth it.
We’re in nebulous period between winter and summer. It can get very cold and very hot within a couple of days or hours. Still, it’s not too early to start thinking about ice cold summer treats. With some input from around the newsroom, here’s a pros and cons list for ice cream, soft serve and Pinkberry-like frozen yogurt.
Ice Cream Pros
Super rich and creamy
Sundaes, Banana splits, shakes, floats
Ice cream sandwiches
More than 31 flavors
Chocolate and Peanut Butter ice cream from Baskin Robbins
Ice Cream Cons
More fat, sugar and calories
Feeling so full you don’t want to get up
Soft Serve Pros
Easy access (McDonald’s)
Good ice cream substitute
Goes well with chocolate syrup
Great with toppings
Served in baseball helmets
Soft Serve Cons
Can’t “mix-in” toppings
Pinkberry Pros (or similar frozen yogurts)
Won’t weigh you down
Nontraditional toppings — Cocoa Puffs, Mochi, Specialty fruits
Healthy bacteria (better BM?)
Trendy, therefore cool
Pinkberry Cons (or similar frozen yogurts)
Fewer locations, not sold in stores
Not like ice cream
Can get expensive
Not usually served in a cone
Trendy, therefore for followers
There are no pink berries in Pinkberry
Sounds too much like Blackberry
Reporter Jennifer McLain has a story about Mariscos Uruapan, a Mexican restaurant in Irwindale that may be using a fake permit to serve liquor.
issued a liquor license to Mariscos Uruapan in 2003 for the sale of
beer, wine and hard liquor, but a city permit only allows it to sell
beer and wine.
Records used for the 2003 liquor license show that a
planner, Marcos Bereda, authorized the approval. But city officials
said that no planner with that name ever worked for the city.
The city concluded last month that ABC “erroneously” issued
the restaurant, at 16034 Arrow Highway, a license four years ago and
relied on false records to do so.
Although I’ve driven past this restaurant several times, I’ve never eaten there before. Anyone?