Sunday, August 21, 2016

Special Foodie Treats: Check "Em Out Here!

Now for a quick tour of some summer eating goodies we've enjoyed this season:

We really LOVED this strawberry shortcake special dessert at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). All fresh ingredients -- and the shortcake was fully supportive of all that sweetness and light. Plus, the dessert was free with our entree as a special CPK birthday treat!

Remember hearts of palm? Not exactly available everywhere anymore. But you can still find this treat at The Prime Rib in Philly, DC and Baltimore where the whole experience includes classic steaks, chops and seafood in a swanky supper club setting. We enjoyed our deviled-egg-festooned hearts of palm with a Brazilian lobster tail (in honor of the Olympics!) and a hot fudge sundae. LOVE the Prime Rib!

Are you wondering what this is? Well, it's basically shrimp with noodles, some cashews, green beans and a light but nonetheless zesty sauce. And it's a very popular dish at Harvest, the healthy-eating, fresh ingredients restaurant that you can find in several locations including Moorestown, Philly, Glen Mills and Radnor.

Now, sometimes after dinner we still have a need for a somewhat sweet treat. For that, we head to Kiwi frozen yogurt where we can enjoy ourselves with a dessert that won't leave us guilt ridden. Here, we topped no-sugar-added Irish cream with a a froyo called ice cream sandwich and then added just a bit of chocolate syrup. Mmmm! 

On the way home from a recent trip to Denver, we were yearning for a fresh, crisp, thin pizza without any toppings -- just a pure, perfectly-made tomato and cheese pizza. Thank goodness for the Denver airport which featured a personal fave -- Wolfgang Puck. As soon as we saw the sign, we knew we were in the right place. The pizza was perfection!

OK, so this isn't very colorful but it remains an absolute standout. And it's as fragrant as it is delicious. It the simpatico spaghetti agilo e olio (spaghetti with garlic and oil) at Lamberti's original Tutti Toscani in Cherry Hill. It's not on the menu. You have to ask for it. But i's absolutely divine!

Catch any fish lately? We did, at McCormick & Schmick in Philadelphia where we enjoyed the pan-seared halibut with green beans and some fries (not shown) beautifully presented with lemon butter and sourdough bread. A real treat!

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