Thursday, June 28, 2012

I've Got Hips But I'm Not a Hipster

Playing: F.A.L.L.I.N.G.-Teen Hearts
Reading: BioChip May Make Diagnosis of Leukimia and HIV Faster, Cheaper
Over the weekend, I went to go try a restaurant that I've been hearing about. Apparently hip, "right type" of white people like to eat here, since it serves fancy versions of food we love or foods we love done in unexpected ways. It's called Eat Chow and as you can see, it likes to make everything look different and clean cut. They had a mini cactus on each table and serves the sugar in clear glass jars plus had a variety of Mexican hot sauces.
Eat Chow had amazing interior decorations though. In order to keep the restaurant both open and cozy, they used slated walls to separate each room. It was connected to a high end baby store, so it had a cutesy mural painted on the floor and avant garde book shelves with fairy tales on the wall. I love the glass lamps they had hanging down. They looked like a globe of ice that had frozen, while being stuck in a whirlpool.
I ordered the Truffle Mac N'Cheese, which was macoroni and cheese served with what seemed like three types of cheese, oyster mushrooms, bacon, and truffle oil. You actually couldn't taste any truffle in the dish, which was what made the dish extra pricey, but I have to admit the mushrooms were a wonderful touch and bacon is always a plus. What was really a surprise was the use of goat cheese, which offered a tangy relief from the creamy cheese overload. For $13, I would say this is a pricey lunch, but compared to places like Panera Bread, it's truly not that bad and the food is so much better. I mean I definitely want to go back to try more dishes.
Outside, there's a funny painting of the Beatles on the curb. It's interesting how the Beatles keep on finding a way to pop into my life after I did a History Day project on them. I MEAN THEY'RE EVERYWHERE! Anyways, I like finding quirky things like this everywhere.
Oh, and you know what true hipsters do? We love to make puns relating to bands we like together on Youtube. I have no idea who these people are, so if they're you, high five for liking the Killers. If you're a fan of the Killers, it's pretty easy to tell what is going on here. I suppose if I was a true hipster rather than a sarcastic girl acting like a hipster in order to parody them, I would say the Killers were too mainstream to ever be on my playlist. But whatever, I like them. A lot. Tons and tons. I'm sorry if this post was boring for you because it was just a food review with me rambling, but at least I shared a photo of a pretty lamp, right?

PS I'm sorry that I enjoy teasing hipsters so much and that I like making hipster satires. I'm friends with a few self-proclaimed hipsters, so I just enjoy making fun of them so much. I always have to be a tad sarcastic towards them just to annoy my friends a tad. Click these links to see Hipsterville and A Very Hipster Easter! Oh, and the title is a play on a line from a Killers' song that says, "I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier."

PPS I'm leaving for Spain tomorrow, so I won't be updating for over a week unless I can get internet access at one of my hotels. I hope it isn't too hot and I'm still trying to decide what I'll be doing on the 14 hour plain ride.


  1. omgosh i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE mac & cheese it's like one of my "last meal" type of things.. and your truffle mac & cheese looks AMAZE!!! hello when does bacon not make anything delicious.. and i've never had mushrooms in my mac & cheese but that seems like it would be really tasty.. and i love that they thought to put goat cheese in it.. that's definitely a unique spin on mac & cheese! ugh.. jealous.. i'm on a diet right now.. so i'm basically drooling on my laptop at your picture..

  2. haha the glass lamps look so cool! and I looove mac and cheese....this looks so good especially hearing that there are 3 kinds of cheese in it haha!

  3. I love mac and cheese and it looks so yummy!!

  4. love this, looks so delicious!

  5. As an Italian I wouldn't call it macaroni, but talking about the dish it looks quite good. But they have to use a good (=expensive) kind of truffle oil for the taste to be stronger :/
    Have a good time in Spain ! :D

  6. i hope you have a great time in spain :) and i love the blog title made me laugh XD

  7. Mac and cheese :) a girls bestfriend when they're too lazy to cook <3

  8. Lovely!
    I have new post, finally, so if you are either interested or bored, check it out!

  9. Mmmm that looks so good! Can' beat a classic like Mac and Cheese but it's awesome that they came up with a new take on it!

  10. Thanks for your comment, cute blog :)

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  11. lol well the food looks good! hopefully you didn't have to run into too many of those hipsters..inside the restaurant :p


  12. Cuuute frozen lamp *o*
    Mhmm macaroni and
    cheese <3 too bad you
    didn't taste truffles.

    Have funnn in Spain! I
    can't wait for the
    pictures c:


  13. Cool title & the food looks yummy.
    In response to your comment, I'm volunteering too now (:

  14. Whoa! That place sounds pretty interesting and crazy! There seems to be a lot going on, but it sounds cool! I've only had one dish with truffle oil and I couldn't really taste why it was supposed to be so good. I'm not sure if I ever want to get something truffle again because it gets expensive.

  15. Lovely blog.

  16. Marleen-Yup! :)

    Lisa-I've never had mushrooms or goat cheese in my mac n' cheese before too, but after this one, I definitely want to make my own! :3

    Izzy-It was such a nice surprise to have so many different cheese in it. c:

    Just Another Shopaholic-I think everyone loves mac n' cheese. What's not to like? :D

    Sassi-It was actually better than expected. ^^

    Morgane ☆-Isn't the pasta used called penne? :)

    Hello Naka-Haha, everything relates back to hipsters, huh?

    tuwentytri-SO TRUE! *high five* :D

    Fashion babel-Thanks! :)

    Harriet-I was so glad to see it wasn't just the standard stuff. ^^

    Jessica-Thanks! :)

    Joyce-There were actually quite a few of them and some Newport Beach housewives. XD

    Ice Pandora-The lamp is so pretty, right? :D

    Molly ♥-Awesome! ^^

    Cala Mari-I know what you mean. I'm not sure, if I'll love truffle, so I don't want to spend a fortune on it! D:

    Miska-Mhmm! :)

    Anita-Thank you! c:


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