Last Wednesday, the night of the lunar eclipse, I went to see my friend's band play in Hollywood. Rather than going all the way home after work and then going to the show, I decided to treat myself again to Pure Luck and Scoops.
I knew I was going to have dessert, so I ordered a small meal at Pure Luck (much more aesthetically pleasing photo here as I'm still photographing with my cell phone). These plantain and cream soft tacos (ordered sans onions, of course) arrived at my table smelling like open fire-roasted marshmallows. Oh, yum. I'm going to take a guess that the cream atop the plantains was Soyatoo because it began melting immediately and I've heard that's Soyatoo's M.O. I savored every bite of these delicious tacos, eating the plantains with a fork and tearing off pieces of the soft corn tortillas to dip in the remaining cream after the plantains were gone. I would definitely order this again, but I'd probably go more savory next time, ordering without the cream and with a side of rice and beans.
I rolled into Scoops like a kid in a candy store, eyes aglow with the four vegan ice cream possibilities before me: Thai Iced Tea, Chocolate Orange, Pistachio Lemon, and Almond Banana. When the Scoops scooper asked whether I'd like a sample, I eagerly asked to taste all four vegan options. I surprised myself by going for the Chocolate Orange over the Almond Banana and Pistachio Lemon was a no-brainer. Imagine the richest, creamiest chocolate ice cream laced with fresh orange and blended to smooth perfection. Then imagine bright green pistachio flavor enhanced with a subtle hint of lemon and full of pistachio bits on which to chew. That was the cup of deliciousness that greeted me at Scoops that night.
707 N. Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles 90029
712 N. Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles 90029
As an aside, I've noted an interesting habit I've developed. I often eat dinner and then prep something or cook something to eat the next day. Tonight's example is that I prepped the Tangerine Baked Tofu from Veganomicon. I started this endeavor at 9:50 p.m. Is that crazy? I figured I'd marinate one side of the tofu overnight, flip it in the morning before work, and marinate the other side all day. Then I can bake it tomorrow night when I get home. I wonder if I'm the only person who does this.