It’s that time of year again for me to write one of all time favorite posts; the Hello Foodie Jenn Year in Review. As 2017 comes to a close, I look back with a grateful heart for all the blessings, opportunities and memorable moments that I have. With this post, I reflect on those moments and share with you my Hello Foodie Jenn Bests of 2017 :).
Hello Kitty Foodie Best Fine Dining 2017!
Work hard. Treat Yourself. It’s always nice once in awhile to enjoy a nice meal at some of the fanciest restaurants in town.
Mastro’s Beverly Hills (blog post: January 2017)
Mastro’s Beverly Hills is a classic restaurant that’s perfect for a night out at one of the fanciest cities. From their savory steaks to their sweet desserts; one will sure to enjoy dining here. I’m still having sweet dreams over their creme brûlée with whipped cream, peaches, strawberries, raspberries and strawberries.
Arthur J (blog post: February 2017)
I discovered a new favorite in the Beach Cities this year when I dined at Arthur J. A beautiful steakhouse that has a chic look with a bit of 60s flair; I throughly enjoyed every course I tried here including the most tender 16oz Prime Rib Eye topped with foie gras.
Hello Kitty Foodie Best Desserts 2017!
Sweetness is my weakness and there sure was some sugar highs this year at some of my favorite restaurants
Brio Coastal Bar and Kitchen (blog post: January 2017)
Located at Del Amo Fashion Center are some of the best and delicious eateries including Brio Coastal Bar and Kitchen. I instantly knew I was a fan of their tasty treats. Their s’mores donuts are simply delightful in every sense of the word.
-8C Ice Cream (blog post: January 2017)
A popular dessert trend in Asia; it sure is nice to see rolled ice cream here in the US! A neat visual and a sweet treat; I instantly became a fan
Cafe 86 (blog post: March 2017)
Be still my heart; Cafe 86’s ube leche flan cupcake makes my heart so happy!
Milk Bar DC (blog post: May 2017)
The Milk Bar should almost be listed twice in my Hello Kitty Foodie Bests because it belongs here in the Best Desserts section but it also belongs in the Best Travel Foodie Destinations! Crack pie, soft serve, cookies; every thing here is to die for!
Hello Kitty Foodie Best Travel Foodie Destinations 2017!
From Colorado to Washington DC to Vegas; I sure had one amazing foodie trip from East Coast to West Coast.
Fire + Spice: A Colorado Grill (blog post: January 2017)
Snow is falling and it’s 20 degrees outside but no problem thanks to the warm and delicious eats from Fire + Spice. Their signature dish, the Chorizo Chicken; warmed my heart and tummy with it’s perfectly crisp chicken drizzled with smoky, creamy chipotle sauce.
Bad Saint (blog post: May 2017)
From snow to rain; I discover the best eats in any town despite the weather. Rain didn’t stop me from trying out one of the best Filipino restaurants in the US; Bad Saint. Located in one my favorite cities; Washington DC; this Filipino restaurant was unique and delicious. No wonder it was Bon Appetit magazine’s #2 New Restaurant in America. Their adobong dilaw is a must try.
Momofuku Vegas (blog post: June 2017)
It was in Washington DC; where I first tried David Chang’s famous restaurant; Momofuku CCDC. I instantly became a fan and was thrilled to have a chance to try their Vegas branch. Momofuku’s buns are simply the best!
Full House BBQ Vegas (blog post: October 2017)
I simply love discovering different Filipino restaurants around the US and Full House BBQ is one of the best I’ve tried this year! This place is hot ;)…flaming halo halo hot.
Hello Kitty Foodie Best Local Eats 2017!
As much as I love traveling; home is truly the heart is and some of my favorite eateries are those around the South Bay!
Chubby Rice (blog post: February 2017)
There is no bad dish in Chubby Rice and this is a must stop for me whenever I am in the area! From their Chubby Egg Roll to their Chubby Wings; you surely will be in for a treat!
Local Kitchen Tavern (blog post: April 2017)
Old Torrance is popping with new restaurants left and right. These new local spots are a great addition to the South Bay! I’m just a local girl lovin’ the Local Kitchen Tavern. Can someone say meatloaf tower?!
Fu Sing (blog post: July 2017)
Tin Sing was my all time favorite when I was a child and I was so sad when it closed. Thus, I was truly thrilled to find Fu Sing; a new restaurant put up by the same family and offering some of the same dishes!
Red Rock Torrance (blog post: November 2017)
From Japan to Torrance! Red Rock has brought it’s flagship restaurant to the South Bay. One must visit and try their American Slice Beef Don (American Cut Steak Don); a dish that originated in Japan.
Mo-mo Paradise Torrance (blog post: November 2017)
Did you know paradise can now be found in Torrance? Mo-mo Paradise’s Japanese Hot Pot is pure heaven!
Shake Shack El Segundo (blog post: December 2017)
The first restaurant to open up at El Segundo’s new Apollo Landing was none other than the famous East Coast eatery; Shake Shack. Their shroom burger is my new favorite.
Hello Kitty Foodie Best Breakfast Eats 2017!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It’s always nice to start of the day with a tasty meal.
Silog (blog post: February 2017)
Silog; the traditional Filipino breakfast consisting of sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (eggs) is my all time favorite! I am happy to find a restaurant specializing in just that.
Hello Kitty Foodie Best Places for Sanrio Treats 2017!
No year is complete without some sugar, spice and Hello Kitty nice!
Sanrio❤Sugarfina (blog post: September 2017)
Sanrio❤Sugarfina and so does this Hello Kitty Foodie! Their specialized Sanrio offerings this year was super cute and super sweet.
Gudetama x Curry House (blog post: October 2017)
Sanrio partnering with Curry House to brought a egg-stra special menu featuring our favorite lazy egg, Gudetama!
The above my readers is my Hello Foodie Jenn Best of 2017! Thank you to you all for following along in foodie-licious adventures! I am blessed and grateful for all of the above and cannot wait to see what new adventures are to come in my Hello Foodie Jenn 2018 journey. I am so egg-cited for what’s to come.