Sunday, June 17, 2012

Weekend Update: Burgers and Beers

So I've come to realize I have a problem...I can't get enough burgers and beers. On both Friday and Saturday I spent my time at gastropubs. I mean, I guess I could have worse addiction, right?



Friday night I met up with three friends at a newer eatery in Hollywood called The Fat Dog. Located on Fairfax, near Melrose in the Fairfax District, it's a great location to grab a casual meal over a few beers. Happy hour prices were great for the area and they had one of my new favs Allagash, which I'm hooked on thanks to my IRL blogging bud Tiffany of Polka Dotted Cats. For dinner I ordered the flight which consisted of three mini burgers. Unfortunately the meat was over looked and didn't taste the greatest. Despite that, I'd def go back and try the food again. Maybe it was an off day for the chef.



Saturday was spent at lunch with my dad for an early Father's Day celebration at Eureka! in Downtown Claremont. I had been once but my dad had never been and since he brews his own beer I thought it would be a great choice. We both randomly selected beers that we knew nothing about and they were OK, we wouldn't order them again though. We both decided to order "interesting" burgers. He got one wrapped in a tortilla with guacamole and mine was featured an egg, bacon, and jalapenos. We both liked our burgers but what we didn't like was the fact that we were overcharged for beer that was on the happy hour list, and we were told we had the choice of several sides with our burgers but in actuality if you got anything but fries you are charged extra.

The Young Hollywood Awards were also part of my weekend, but that recap is coming tomorrow. Stay tuned to learn about my night filled with fabulous people like the flawless Ginnifer Goodwin! Come back Tuesday to read all about it!!




What did YOU do this weekend? Join the fun and ink up with me, Dana of five30three, and Sami of Sami's Shenanigans! We just ask that you follow a few rules: blog about the weekend, add our button (below) to your post, and submit your link to the blog hop. We aren't trying to be crazy, we just want to make sure that you link up properly so we can all visit each others' blogs and make new friends :) If you have any questions, let one of us know and we'll be happy to help!









29 comments:

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

Okay now I'm completely famished after reading the recap of all the food - and oh my - the photos! I'll be honest with you, I'm scared of the dark and scared of my downstairs at night, and I'm about to get out of bed and go get a giant snack because all that food looked so good!

Can't wait for the Young Hollywood recap tomorrow!!

Sami said...

I am so excited to hear all about your night tomorrow! I absolutely love getting burgers and beer with my Dad! He happened to be out of town for Father's Day this year but next weekend we are celebrating! :)

Josie said...

Burgers are literally my favorite food. I can never get enough! These look delectable.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Chris said...

Those burgers looked so good on Instagram and I love a burger with a fried egg! Can't wait to read about your night at the Young Hollywood Awards. I adore Ginnifer Goodwin!

Ann said...

Those burgers look so good,
so juicy... oh too bad the meat is overcooked. Am I getting it right?
Oh beers are perfect for fun night outs.

Megan B.B. said...

I seriously almost ordered a burger with egg on it yesterday and decided against it at the last minute. Was it good? Your post has me realizing I am famished. Too bad it's 1am. Darn my late nite blog reading habits!
Megan @ thememoirsofmegan.com

traci's mixed bag said...

Burgers and beer, great combo. I also like tacos and beer. This is my first time linking up with you gals and it was fun so far, Thanks for the opportunity. I like any link up that gives me a chance to get away from freestyle blogging.

Dana @five30three said...

Your pops brews his own beers? That means you can stop going to restaurants where they'll overcharge you for beers.

Looks like an awesome weekend and I cannot wait for the YHA recap. Look at you...hobnobbing with the celebs!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

The burgers look amazing! How fun that your Dad brews his own beer, probably makes most others not taste near as good!

Can't wait to hear about the Awards Show too!

Claire Kiefer said...

I loooooove pubs with good food. And it's always fun trying new beers, even if they don't become your new fave!

Yay, I linked up! :)

Laura [Beauty & the Beard] said...

Food & Beer pictures are awesome!! You're making me hungry lady!!

For some reason the button code isn't working in HTML like it did last week- but I'll still have a link back to y'all!!
xo

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

YEY! I'm finally linking up this week!

Can't wait to read your recap of the YHA :)

The City Boy said...

that food looks so amazing!! I didnt get to any restaurants this week

Alyson said...

Burgers + beers?? YES, please!

CALLIE said...

You had me at Burgers & Beer!! I have a slight obsession with both, as well. It's bad... real bad..

Such a fun little date with your Daddy! Too bad the restaurant was being ridic.. Ugh!

Cannot wait to hear about the YHA!!! Look at you, Miss Thang!

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Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh--those burgers look amazing! I've got to get to those restaurants!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Beer, beer, beer! Looks super yummy!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

I don't care much for beer, but I totally want to eat that burger! yum.

Jayme and Mendi said...

OK, now I want a burger and beer!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Christina said...

I love that you're a burger girl! So am I!! Beer? Not so much. Haha. Looks like such a fun weekend.

Marz said...

I looooooove burgers! I can eat a burger pretty much any time. And one with an egg, bacon and jalapenos - yes please!!! All my favourites! :) I cannot wait to hear about the Young Hollywood Awards! Ginnifer Goodwin is one of my favourites - she's so beautiful!! I'm extremely jealous and happy for you all at once ;)

Val said...

Beers and Burgers nothing is better than that.

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Um burgers and beer, is there a greater combo? It's like wine and chick flicks they just go!

Xx
Tab
My-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

aaahh, yummy burgers! i am excited to read your young hollywood awards recap! :)

<3, Mimi
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Ivana said...

Well, you're not the only one with a burger addiction :) I just wish they made them as well here in Europe as they do in the US! You've made me hungry!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Okay, I'm hungry. Thank you. Haven't had a beer ever since I got back to Europe. I know I suck. :(
Will do so today, okay?!!

xoxo

Lindsay said...

I'm totally a burgers and beer kind of gal! Those photos look delicious. You can never have two much of either!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

What a great way to spend the weekend. I got hungry just looking at your post!

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