Friday, March 16, 2012

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Mt 6:34

 Good Morning, I hope you are having a wonderful day!
My husband and I are loyal customers to good eats, especially if they are family run, so we tend to always go to the same five restaurants, cafes, bakeries in our neighborhood. I was born and raised in this neighborhood, and as the years go by, the streets are forever changing; store fronts close, get renovations, demolished and new duo commercial-housing complexes are going up... 

The other day, one of my best friends informed me that "the Chinese bakery, on this side of the street" had been closed down. WHAT, wait, which Chinese bakery, the new one or the old one? WHAAAAT, the old one? A rush of memories came flashing before my eyes, it was as if time was standing still, like how they do it in the movies, everything froze around me. 

I remembered being a child, walking hand in hand with my parents and siblings to buy apple turnovers, almond cookies and on special occasions, gingerbread men. Oh the men, with their Smartie eyes, icing smile and 3 Smartie buttons...

When I was old enough, my parents would send me on  "bakery runs" for the pan dulce staples. Yall know that cafe tastes so much better with some pan to dip! ;) 

It wasn't until Spring time in high school that I had discovered their delicious strawberry tarts. Mouth watering, just thinking of them. Hahaha me los estoy sabrosiando y me da lastima que nunca los voy a comer de nuevo! You know Spring has arrived, once you see their strawberry tarts on display in their window! Their Fall/Winter tarts were Pecan, and Summer was Blueberries. 

This experience made me emotional, and got my wheels turning. I am in the middle of planning a project with my husband, which will be dedicated to my beautiful neighborhood. :) I can tell you that it requires us to try new places, keep track of names, menus and even interviews!

The photos above were taken at Master Chef Cafe. This was the first place we decided to record, since we had always had curiosity to try it out :) Tony and May, are the owners of this rustic joint. Everything on the menu is cheap and very filling, and no tax! Gabriel had the bacon burger; the patty is freshly made in the restaurant and comes with home made fries, all made by May! I ordered the Turkey clubhouse with fries! :) So tastey. We've been back several times, trying the cheeseburger delux and bacon delux, mout watering! Next, we're going to try their fish and chips! mmmm...


16 comments :

  1. I am also trying to find good eats where I live. I am a big supporter of family owned restaurants and stay away from the chain restaurants. I have recently discovered a really good Mexican Restaurant and there is a Greek Restaurant we love to frequent. I am still looking for a good pizza restaurant since the one I love is 25 minutes away. I do go out of my way to get pizza from that family owned location because it is worth the drive.

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  2. These are really beautiful pictures! And the food looks delicious!
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  3. Whatever you're eating, it looks delicious. Your makeup looks so pretty too. Now I'm interested to see the Chinese bakery! Before it closes noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  4. I love how timeless you look in these pictures. Great message! You always look amazing in your photos-what a beauty!

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  5. Nice photos! It's so sad when all the nice places from childhood are closed :(

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  7. love that verse! it´s one of my favourites :) nice outfit and blog! :)

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  8. love your shirt :)
    i love your blog!

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  9. That is such a cute diner, i wish there was more places like that where i live. If i had the money, i'd open my own diner/cafe! x

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  10. Oh, thanks dear!! I love the pics, are amazing!
    I'm following! You can follow me back? =)
    Have a great week!

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  11. Nina, now I'm hungry! and the thought of cafe con pan dulce! Yumm!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  13. Really nicce blog Nina!!
    In Spain we said: GUAPAAAAAAA!!!!!
    xoxo

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  14. I love these shots! and you look great in your outfit! My husband and I are total local food supporters too. It's really sad when places we love go out of business because they're outdone by chains :(
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  15. nina! you said you were going to stop eating burgers! :) heehee lol, no judgement only teasing, I am the burger loving queen especially of restaurants like these!

    lovely photoshoot!
    made me hungry.

    xoxo.
    Des.

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  16. Oh now Im so hungry, that looks amazing!
    Thank you for checking out my blog and for the commennt, I love yours as well!
    Following, would you like to follow back hun?
    xoxo
    Kelsey

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