Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ye Olde King’s Head English Pub

When we were in London we visited a pub and had a classic British drink called Pimm’s. From our first sips, we both loved this fruit liqueur. It has the perfect amount of sweet mixed with an exciting flavor of fruit. It has been nearly a year since our London excursion, and I have still missed the taste of Pimm’s. Until…last weekend!
Josh and I were wondering Santa Monica enjoying views like this…
And this…
When we discovered…The Ye Olde King’s Head English Pub! While I am no expert on British pubs, this place had the feel of an authentic British pub. The decor… the food choices… and most authentic, the accents! At least half of the people dining in the restaurant were British and the majority of the servers were British. A little taste of London in Santa Monica!

Delicious Pimm’s:

I encourage you to check it out. You may just be transported across the pond!

The Cow’s End

I have discovered Instagram! This means I can edit photos quickly on my IPhone and therefore have photos for my food blog.  Today I want to highlight a new find of mine–a local coffee shop called “The Cow’s End.” Located in Venice Beach, CA “The Cow’s End” was born in 1988 as a recreation of Old Town Chicago.  My husband had been to this local coffee shop many a time, but this was my first time. I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of teas… black, green, rooiboos, oolong, white, herb and more! It’s a rare day that I walk into a coffee shop and learn about new types of teas, but today I did. Despite the vast array of tea options I couldn’t resist a White Hot Chocolate made with Almond Milk instead of regular milk.  Oh my goodness. So yummy! Sweet, luxurious, and surprisingly refreshing. Even Josh preferred my drink to his coffee (which was also good but not as good as mine hehe).  I was also pleasantly surprised at how big the coffee shop was… there were many more tables and couches than most coffee shops.  If you are on the westside and want a yummy drink from a local coffee shop, check out “The Cow’s End.”