So much for reviving my blog… After some R & R in Florida I jumped back into a busy work schedule at my dad’s law firm.. womp womp… just kidding! It’s not my first choice for a job but it is teaching me some constructive life skills. I take care of file management as well as receptionist duties: answering phones (always answer and speak with a smile on your face- you will look silly but you will sound pleasant and enthusiastic, even if you are not), drafting legal cover letters (it’s still surprising to me that they trust and allow me to do this, as I have zero business background). One big/important task I took on was figuring out how to get Kaldis coffee grounds delivered (hint: it took some sweet talking). Having good tasting coffee on hand is more important than you think! But, although I am not working in the food industry I do get the experience of trying new/delicious foods on the regular. That’s the benefit of working on Corporate Hill- we get Food Trucks every day!
Per Ian Froeb’s (of the Post Dispatch) STL Top 100, I tried Guerrilla Street Food Truck. I simply walked up to the window and asked what the most popular item was and bought it! I had ordered “The Flying Pig”: slow roasted pork with calamansi (Filipino lime), hoisin and sriracha; served on a bed of steamed jasmine rice and topped with a sous vide 1 hour egg. Much to my surprise it was very tasty and very filling! This is what I imagine street food to be like- a fusion of flavors from different cultures. I can see why Ian put it on his list.
Thursday is the office’s favorite day, including mine- it’s Gyro truck day! Go Gyro Go gets the biggest crowd- we all leave around noon to walk over and still have to wait in line! It’s actually what I had for lunch today! I get the Classic Gyro: A blend of beef, lamb, and spices served in a warm, fresh grilled pita bread with sliced tomato, red onion, feta cheese, parsley, and our homemade tzatziki sauce. It’s so scrumptious!!
What is a blog without pictures- boring! Haha I figure most of my friends and family just look at the pictures instead of reading, so here are some other things I have been up to recently:
I present to you “The Darkness” a dark chocolate croissant – literally a dark chocolate dough laminated with dark chocolate butter and topped with more dark chocolate. It’s very rich and a little too much for me. My little bit of criticism would be to add a bit more salt to help even out the bitterness of the dark chocolate. But besides that- bask in its beauty! You can actually see every single layer of the croissant- it’s immaculate!
Like I said before, I am trying out some food trucks around town- Walk Away Waffles is located in Kirkwood and is owned by the same people who operate TroMo. All they do are sugar style Belgian Waffles. I always get the coconut waffle with their pure maple syrup. It’s a great snack after some shopping at the Kirkwood Farmer’s Market. The one thing I love about them- firstly, they don’t have forks so they force you to eat with your hands, but they give you a wet-nap! Brilliant!
Move aside Van Gogh, there’s a new artist in town! Last week I went to one of those BYOB painting classes, and we painted Starry Night- this is my final project! It was really fun! If you haven’t done a class like that- I totally recommend it- it’s great for a girls night!
This is where I would add a cat tax, but since I don’t have a cat, hopefully a dog tax will suffice!