Friday, July 30, 2010

Shugar Shugar's Latest Addition


Introducing the latest flavor available from Shugar Shugar Cupcakes & Brownies. A super moist coconut cake, frosted with a luscious coconut creme and then topped off with toasted coconut shreds. This one will WOW you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


First up is the “Lobster Roll” at Not Your Average Joe's (NYAJ) in the Lansdowne Town Center. No special reason for being first, it’s just that I went there first. But I suppose if you’re the kind of person who likes things in alphabetical order … consider it done. Where to next? Panera Bread in South Riding for the “Lobster Sandwich”. So how did they stack up? Take a look, then go take a bite and form your own opinion.

Not Your Average Joe's Lobster Roll (NYAJ)
Fresh lobster with celery, scallions and mayo on a buttered & toasted brioche roll with kettle chips fresh out of the fryer (it’s totally worth the extra 6 miles of walking)
  • All tail meat – see picture of big chunk on fork =)
  • Medium amount of mayo
  • Celery & scallions add a great crunch and subtle flavor
  • Brioche roll was great but was a little too much of a good thing
  • Kettle chips – which this really isn’t about the sides … but what an awesome side
  • Limited time offering
  • Cost is $17.99
  • I’m DEFINITELY going back for more before they're gone

Panera Bread
Fresh lobster with mayo served on ciabatta bread with your choice of MORE BREAD (oh, I know you guys are out there), a bag of chips (come to mamma), OR an apple.
  • Mostly claw meat mixed with some shredded meat– claw meat tends to be rubbery
  • Heavy on the mayo
  • Ciabatta bread – I LOVE Panera’s ciabatta bread but it was too chewy (in a bad way) for this sandwich
  • Bag of chips … they were yummy
  • Not sure how long they are offering it
  • Cost is $16.99
  • I'd get it again if I was already at Panera and had a MAJOR *victoria beckham voice* craving for lobster

Bottom Line: NYAJ was the best tasting, best looking, and the homemade kettle chips really put it over the top. For an extra $1 it’s worth the trip to NYAJ in Lansdowne. Just my opinion … go get your own ... thanks for stopping by!