Hello Yelp Elite Event: Cocktails & Cars Casino Royale Style!

So fancy! Busted out the cocktail dress, dancing shoes for one special night last night at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo. It was the Cocktails and Cars Casino Royale Style Yelp Elite Event to kick off spring!

With the amazing drop box of this premier museum showcasing cherished old automobiles, all of us Yelp elites were in for one amazing treat. The night was full of entertainment and good times. Todd Elliot Entertainment brought a magician for some magic and amazement. The Swing Dames brought us back to the 40s’ with their lovely voices and LA Pix DJs had us all dancin’ the night away.

It was also foodie galore with some fabulous food booths. Feelin’ fancy and feelin’ full after all the delicious treats!

From Pink’s Hot Dogs, I got to enjoy a turkey dog with chili and cheese. Hearty, meaty and simply classic just like the classic cars we were surround with. It was perfect with Essentia Water

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Wanu Water put a little more fun in the night with their black cherry and peach passion water. 10 essential nutrients and 10 calories per serving!

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Tacos Primo gave us the VIP treatment with fresh made carne asada beef and  al pastor pork.

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These tacos were the perfect match with Siete tortilla chips.

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New York Food Company booth brought out soft and savory kimchi pork buns and cucumber shots.

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The fancy night continued with some fabulous drinks.

I was introduced to Tentera Coffee Roasters and instantly became a fan because of their good cause. Tentera means ‘good causes’. 2% of all Tentera coffee sales are currently donated to their partners which include the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and 1% For The Planet. I loved their pour over coffee and how I instantly had a fresh brewed medium roast.

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More fun drinks were to be found at Happy Lemon. Salted cheese drinks are their most popular offering and I was so happy to see that along with their Sunmerry Bakery rainbow roll cake.

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The rainbow roll cake from Happy Lemon was just the start of the delightful desserts that evening because there were not one but two places to get ice cream!

Smitten Ice Cream brought out some of their best flavored nitrogen ice cream flavors such as earl grey, cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips, strawberry buttermilk. They even had their chocolate vegan pops! I chose to get my all time uh-mazing favorite the cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips. I drizzled some brown sugar caramel over the ice cream and was in sweet heaven!

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Not to be outdone was Wanderlust Creamery. I felt like as I was in an around the world trip as I had Ube Malted Crunch flavor inspired by the Philippines, Sticky Rice Mango inspired by Thailand and Japanese Neopolitan inspired by Japan. The Ube Malted Crunch had malted milk and real sweet purple jam. The Sticky Rice mango had house made real milk coconut cream and swirls of alphonso mango puree. The Japanese Neopolitan had a trio of Japanese classics; match, hojica and black sesame.

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Cookie Zombie  incorporated our favorite kid snacks into their cookies! That night they had Snack Time cookies that had King size Twix, salty pretzels and Heath Bar bits, Circus animal cookies with Circus Animal bits; and Cookies and Cream can lies with Crushed Oreo cookies & Ghirardelli white chocolate chips. Their Cookies and Cream cookies were the winner of Best Homemade Cookie at Cookie Con LA!

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Cheesecake de Granger had cheesecake cupcakes. They had lemon, Welch’s grape and peanut butter and jelly cheesecake cupcakes!

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From entertainment to food; The Automobile Driving Museum was one happening place that evening. Surrounded with 130 plus vintage, antique and muscle cars; it was one classic evening. I could not have asked for a better way to kick off spring!

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For more smiles, please see my Yelp Review  on Cocktails and Cars Casino Royale Style Yelp Elite event.

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Hello Smitten Ice Cream @ The Point!

I have been “smitten” with The Point ever since it opened up! I love El Segundo’s hot spot for shopping and dining! Now there is a new reason for me to be even more smitten than ever before! A new yummy spot has opened up at The Point and it no other than Smitten Ice Cream.

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Smitten Ice Cream first opened up in Northern California. It’s the brain child of Robyn Sue Fisher, a graduate of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Her goal when graduating was simple and it was to make the best ice cream ever.

Her concept of making the best ice cream ever came to be with her creation of the Brr machine. Using liquid nitrogen at -321 degrees farenheit, ice cream is created. The super-cold temperature makes a much smoother cool treat!

All the flavors are fresh from TCHO chocolate to salted caramel to earl grey. One cannot help be “smitten” with all the delicious treats!

When I heard Smitten Ice Cream was coming to The Point, you bet I was there the first day! I was second in line and soon enough I was “smitten.” My flavor of choice was cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips.  My ice cream treat was wonderful! It was fresh, creamy and not overly sweet. It was the perfect for the summer day. How could I not be smitten.

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Smitten Ice Cream is actually not only great for hot days but for cool nights as well. I’ve found myself enjoying a scoop of their cool treats with friends on a night out at The Point. Ice cream by a fire pit, why not? 🙂 Smitten Ice Cream is perfect for any time, day or night!

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Many years ago, Robyn Sue Fisher dreamed of making the best ice cream ever. Her dream became a reality because Smitten Ice Cream is indeed ice cream to be “smitten” over.

For more smiles, please check out my Yelp review on Smitten Ice Cream.

Hello The Point!

Today the newest shopping and dining destination in the South Bay opened in El Segundo at the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda. This place is  The Point.

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What’s it the point of The Point? Hello Kitty Foodie will tell you in this blog post!  One of the points is to make your sure all the kitties are stylin’ in the very best outfits! The Point has some amazing retailers that shoppers are sure to love. From Michael Stars to Lucky Brand and No Rest for Bridget, Hello Kitty Fashionistas will be happy! Another point of The Point is to make sure every kitty is full and happy! After  all the fun shopping, Hello Kitty Foodies will have plenty of eateries to wine and dine!

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Among the popular eateries now open are Shophouse, North Italia and True Food Kitchen!

Shophouse SouthEast Asian Kitchen is a sister restaurant to Chipotle! Here foodies can make your own bowls filled with food culinary inspired by Malaysia, SIngapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

North Italia specializes in modern Italian cuisine with handcrafted pizzas and fresh pastas! This kitty had the privilege of trying out their food already and can say each item is definitely handcrafted with love!

True Food is all about honest and healthy food! Healthy hello kitty foodies, this place is for you!

Coming soon to The Point are even more delicious spots! These spots are sure to bring a happy smile!

Hopdoddy Burger Bar will bring to The Point the ultimate place where one can combine crafted burgers and beers on tap. Eat, drink, relax and repeat, my kitties!

Mendocino Farms fresh and healthy sandwiches will be coming soon! Healthy kitties will love it!

Smitten Ice Cream, a place well-known in San Francisco willbe bringing their made to order ice cream to the South Bay soon via their outdoor stand at The Point! It will be sure to bring some sweet smiles to all!

Sugarfina will make life even sweeter when they bring their gourmet candies to The Point in October 2015! Hello Kitty Foodie is so excited for all these places! The al fresco dining and the cool outdoor atmosphere at The Point is perfect. It’s a spot to eat a good meal, have a refreshing drink and simply enjoy life. The point of The Point is to be everyone’s happy place! How can one not smile at that the thought of that? Hurry up and get to the point!

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For more smiles, please see my recent Yelp review on The Point!