New Year Opens With New Tastes, Flavors
With Christmas in the past, the New Year is the talk around town. You always hear about plans and resolutions for the upcoming year, but no one reflects on the year that we are leaving behind.
I love to look over my favorite pictures, especially of food and my favorite restaurants. Last year, I loved cauliflower rice and smoothie bowls.
This year, the rave for me were activated charcoal and avocado toast.
Living in Los Angeles, there is really no excuse not to try new trending foods.
Through social media, I discovered an ice cream shop in downtown called Little Damage that served charcoal ice cream. Of course, a few weeks later, there I was at noon in line for ice cream. I didn’t really know what to expect as I had heard so many different opinions of this ice cream. I finally got my ice cream and after one lick, I was in love.
The flavor was so unique, and it made you want to keep eating it. The ice cream had a faint cinnamon flavor and was a bit nutty, almost like coconut. Although my teeth turned black, the ice cream was worth it. I liked the charcoal ice cream a lot, but it is not an ice cream I would crave or eat out of the tub when I am sad.
Avocado toast has grown on me. I am not a huge fan of avocados but what I like most about this trend is how you can tweak the toast to your liking. I have seen toast with eggs, plain, radishes, greens, and so many other ingredients to compliment the avocado.
My favorite way to eat avocado toast is with salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Avocado toast is a great snack and living in California we have great avocados.
My two favorite trendy places I ate at this year are Flower Child and Malibu Farm Cafe. If you want to know more about these restaurants, check out my yelp reviews down below.