It’s a Grind: Enjoy Coffee in Anaheim

July 22, 2014 1:57 pm

With gourmet coffee and baked foods in a comfy environment, It's a Grind is one cool coffeehouse.

The coffee is top-notch fair trade stuff, with many beans of different depths. The service is highly-regarded by regular visitors, and the baristas use their expertise well in making fine hand-crafted espresso drinks like lattes and mochas. There are also non-fat yogurt smoothies and a wide selection of iced drinks for when you want something refreshing. If you'd like to grab a bite to eat while you're here, you can pick up a pastry or bagel, too.

Fans of fine coffee will have much to celebrate at It's a Grind. Check out the website to learn more about this Anaheim coffee shop!

It's a Grind
1035 N. Tustin Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 632-9922

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Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

July 15, 2014 5:14 pm

Ice cream sandwiches are everyone’s favorite childhood treat, combining two of the most beloved desserts into one sandwich-style creation. The days of licking melting ice cream off of your fingers may be long gone, but your love for ice cream sandwiches doesn’t have to end. These unique recipes add a sophisticated, grown up twist, but they still maintain the sweetness and fun, handheld form that you’ve always adored.

Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches [Delish]
The outer cookie crust of this sandwich is made with cocoa powder to create a rich, dark taste that perfectly complements the minty ice cream inside. Though the flavors are distinct and the presentation looks like gourmet, this dessert is surprisingly simple to make.

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches [Betty Crocker]
This is one ice cream sandwich that both adults and kids will love. It calls for only pre-made cookie dough so that you don’t have to mix complicated batter, and the inside uses store-bought frozen yogurt or ice cream to make this recipe even simpler.

Salted Brownie Sundae Bites [Rachael Ray]
Just when you thought that ice cream sandwiches couldn’t get any better, this recipe combines decadent brownies, coarse walnuts and flavorful sea salt for a refined taste that only improves the classic dessert.

Ice Cream Sandwiches [Bon Appetit]
With a cookie flavored with cocoa powder and sour cream, this ice cream sandwich is indulgent in all of the best ways.

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Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ: Come for the Ribs, Stay for the Apple Butter Biscuits

July 8, 2014 2:08 pm

The story goes that Lucille learned to cook at her Granny’s lunch shack in Greenville, South Carolina. After following her husband to California during World War II, she longed for the tastes of home, so she started whipping up the best barbecue this side of Dixie.

Okay, so Lucille is a fictional character, but founder Craig Hofman likes to think he’d make Lucille happy. The product of years spent in barbecue joints “from the Carolinas to Kansas, Texas, to Tennessee,” Hofman serves slow-cooked treats and Southern hospitality.

Californians love it, but more importantly so do exiled Southerners. Visitors from Memphis, Kansas City, and all points rave over Lucille's pulled pork, brisket, chicken, ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese, and apple butter biscuits Note: Resist the temptation to fill up on apple butter biscuits. It’s difficult.

Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
The District at Tustin Legacy
2550 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 259-1227

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