Did you guys know the Ronald Reagan Library has a pub? Nobody ever tells me these things. I recently went to Reagan’s memorial library because my boy wanted to take me there. He knows I’m a history buff and that they have a lot of things I’d like to see. What I didn’t know is that I could get lit while pretending to be president on Air Force One.
Air Force One from Nixon to Reagan
I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite a while. The Oxnard Strawberry Festival was just a warm up.
The Simi Valley Cajun Festival is easily the best thing going on in Simi all year. I love spicy food, I love peoplewatching, I love exotic meats served on sticks. Therefore, this is as close as I’m ever going to get to heaven. Plus it’s in Simi.
I’ve been to this festival before, but I never realized it was a music festival. I guess the multiple stages should have tipped me off, but they didn’t. I think what finally did the trick was this guy:
Jimi Hendrix cover bands are awesome!
But for me, it’s always been about the food. I am a fan of all things Cajun: hot links, jambalaya, crawfish, gumbo and after trying it for the first time, gator on a stick. Continue reading
If you’ve been playing along at home, you already know Mikey’s boy Trent is a soccer star and recently discovered savant. What you don’t know is that he went and did what every kid always does… he got sick. That’s how it came to pass that the baton would fall to me to post this fine evening. Lucky for me I skipped lunch.
Yolanda’s – On Los Angeles Ave. between First and Madera, Simi Valley
I’ve been wanting to go to this place for a long time, but just haven’t had the opportunity. Well, that all changed tonight. Since Yolanda’s is right on my way to the skating rink (yeah, i’m a nerd like that) I figured I just couldn’t pass it up.
The first thing I noticed was that this place was huge. I know it looks tall from the photo I took, but that isn’t the half of it. They have a decent sized bar, big patio and two huge banquet hall sized dining rooms. I think the only place that’s bigger is Los Toros, but that’s because they just kept annexing territory in their own attempt at manifest mexican food destiny. Continue reading
It’s not everyday that you get to witness attempted vehicular manslaughter, but that is exactly what I got to see today standing outside the most ghetto authentic Mexican restaurant in Simi Valley. From what I could tell, this crazy lady was attempting to run down her male acquaintance right in front of me. She even went after him, screaming out the window the whole time, when he crossed the street into another shopping center. I am kicking myself for not getting to my camera faster, but here’s a pic of her BACKING INTO the shopping center to stalk her prey.
I wish I had video of this.
Anyway, next time I see an attempted crime in progress, I’ll try to do a better job of playing the paparazzi. On to the review: Continue reading
Greetings from scenic Simi Valley. For those of you following my adventures on Twitter you already know about my horrible toothache. Well, I tried calling the dentist to get an appointment but they were already gone for the weekend. So, I decided to do the next best thing… which is, of course, reviewing an ice cream shop.
My initial idea today was to find a place where I could review a milkshake, and because I didn’t want to go to a Baskin-Robbins or Coldstone’s, I decided to give this place a try. Come to find out, Tutu’s doesn’t have milkshakes (yet). But you know how I roll. I’m like freakin’ MacGyver when it comes to ice cream. Continue reading
Sorry Mikey, I would have loved to eat greasy tacos with ya, but I had a hot date. Continue reading
Good morning everyone,
Despite my recent conversion to healthy foods, I do have a few sinful secrets left in the vault. The most important of these will be reviewed in this post.
Do you love dessert???? I know I do. Cake, specifically is my vice. Well, that and a good breakfast burrito. But you know what keeps me from eating cake very often? That’s right, you gotta buy a whole freaking cake just to get one slice. Or, you could start a birthday calendar at your office and use that as your excuse to have cake. Or… you could pose as a clown and then steal the cake from birthday parties you’ve been hired to do. (I did it for the good of the kids.) Continue reading