Cuisine & Dining: Fabrison’s Cafe (Hotel Del Coronado)


Fabrison's Cafe (princesdailyjournal)For all of your crepe cravings come to Fabrison’s café–located on 1125 Adella Ave in Coronado, Ca and in Little Italy on 425 India St (San Diego, Ca). The number one reason why you should come here, is that it is the only restaurant (in Coronado) that serves savory nutella crepes!

Fabrison’s has over 20 crepes to choose from–veggie crepes, turkey crepes, to sweet mouth-watering chocolate dessert crepes. Fabrison’s has been in the crepe business for five years and customers from all over the world cannot get enough of Fabrison’s delicious crepes.

Fabrison’s is not only a great place to come in the morning after a big run but to experience French cuisine and hospitality–inspired by owners Fabrice and Allison Borel. Their hospitality is a reflection of their staff, whom I had the pleasure knowing during my short stay in Coronado. When I asked Fabrice in my interview, “what is the most rewarding aspect of his job as an owner?,” he said, “being able to support the families of the employees who work for us.” Not only does Fabrice and Allison put their customers first but their employees as well!

So when you do come by and support the business of Fabrison’s, you are also supporting the families of the employees who work day-in and day-out to provide excellent customer service!

Fabrison’s is open for breakfast, lunch and now dinner, and offer cooking lessons to all who are interested!
Fabrison’s has two locations:

425 India St.
San Diego, Ca

1120 Adella Ave.
Coronado, Ca.
(Right across from Hotel del Coronado and inside El Cordova Hotel)

If you do come down to Coronado, my favorite crepe “Dark Chocolate w/ Strawberries.” But if you are looking for something to fill you up get the “Fabrice’s Breakfast Crepe.” It has sausage, beacon, cheddar cheese all tucked inside a warm crepe.

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If you are interested to have Fabrison’s cater your next event go to www.fabrisons.com.
To follow Fabrison’s on Facebook go to www.facebook.com/fabrisons
You can also find them on Twitter and Instagram @fabrisons

Here is their yelp page: www.yelp.com/fabrisons

Here is a short clip of how they make their signature crepes! This one is called “The Hungry Bear” prepared by Chef Ramon De La Mora. It has sausage, ham, bacon, eggs, and mushrooms all tucked under a toasty crepe.

How to Loosen Your Shoulders w/ Steve Asaro


Prince Sefa-Boakye talks to Lic. Massage Therapist Steve Asaro at the 4th Annual Harbor Arts Festival. In this interview Steve Asaro shares a common shoulder muscle strain that almost all of us have: The Levator Scapulae Muscle Strain.

The Levator Scapulae Muscle is a muscle which attaches itself onto the neck and upper shoulder scapulae. Steve says its that pain between your shoulder blades and it can arise when you are stressed out. The most common individuals (like myself) who have this strain are those who carry around a heavy single strap bag. However, you don’t need to carry around heavy a bag to feel this pain, Steve says, because it derives from overwhelming stress.

Steve says, if you are stressed out all the time or you feel tense when you are typing away behind a computer, your shoulders will tend to rise up and tighten your Levator Scapulae Muscle. So his biggest advice to everyone out there is to pause during the day and try to recognize if your shoulders are rising up–if so, you should take a deep breath and relax your shoulders. Being mindful of this will help you break this subconscious habit.

So for all of you bloggers out there, be sure to relax shoulders during and after you blog!

Steve Asaro and his services can be found in Downtown Boston, Massachusetts (at Seaport Hotel and Fort Point Wellness) and you can reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stevenasarolmt.

He can also be reached via email (steve.asaro@gmail.com) and phone 978-648-1417. He does individual appointments and house
calls.

For more of my radio talks and interviews go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com

Public Service Announcement: Help My Friend Mason Hill Save Lives in Gambia, West Africa


Hey guys, please help my friend Mason Hill change the lives of millions in Gambia West Africa through physical therapy and wellness. All you do is LIKE the video and share with 20 ppl that you know, It’s that simple!! (FYI: Go to Notifications to find your friends that liked ur posts recently to help you out). Watch the Video and Lets Change the World Together!

The Deadline for this Midnight Tonight! (12:00 AM PST).

Run-In with Chef Andrew Yeo


20140414-123617.jpgToday I ran into Chef Andrew Yeo! The Man Behind my Lunch Special Food Review.

If you haven’t read my review of Andrew’s cuisine, click on Category “Cuisine & Dining”

Thanks Andrew for the #selfie and delicious cuisine! If you are in #Boston, I urge you to come here and have a morning breakfast or afternoon lunch! (He also tells me that he has best granola parfait yogurt in Boston! lol)

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Cuisine & Dining: Artisan Bistro’s Lunch Special Food Review


Artisan Bistro's Lunch Special

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to taste Artisan Bistro’s Lunch Special (prepared by Chef Andrew Yeo). Here is my food review for each item on the menu along with my concluding thoughts.

Winter Vegetable Veloute
Pumpernickel croutons, olive oil

First impressions are everything. And I must say that I was thoroughly impressed by the first item that I had on the menu.

20140406-233959.jpgThe vegetable veloute was superb. The finest dish that I had in Boston–now there are only two dishes that I consider to be the finest. What made this soup so special was its taste. The soup was absolutely sweet–not too sweet but a solid sweetness! The taste of veloute closely resembled pumpkin soup. However, unlike the pumpkin soups that I had in the past, this did not burn my tongue at all. The taste that I experienced was a warm sensation– filled sweet hidden undertones of pumpkin. The presentation and the preparation was perfect–the pumpernickel croutons had a nice finish.  My only critique was not knowing the delicious ingredients behind this delicious soup. I give this veloute a 10 out 10.

Garden Salad
Pickled Squash, Sweet Potato Chips, Dried Cranberries Manchego, Raspberry Vinaigrette

For this item on the menu, it is originally called the Garden Salad w/ Grilled Chicken. And the only two ingredients that I asked to leave out were the Grilled Chicken and the Walnut Vinaigrette.

20140406-234021.jpgThe Garden Salad was exceptional. The main ingredient which brought out the taste of this salad were the cranberries–pairing well with the Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing. What I also enjoyed most, from this dining experience, was tasting the sweet thin-sliced potato chips. There was nothing traditional about this Garden Salad! The presentation of this salad was a piece of art made by an artisan–a collage of colors onto one dish. My only critique is that I could not taste the pickled squash. Unlike the other ingredients in the salad, I could not taste this particular ingredient. I give this Garden Salad a 7 out 10.

Chocolate Creme Brulee
Biscotti, Blackberries

Desserts are essential in every dining experience. Desserts do not only leave behind flavor but lasting impressions on the whole dining experience.

20140406-234059.jpgThe Creme Brulee was par excellence. What I loved most about the Brulee was its element of surprise. When I took my first bite, I assumed that I would only be tasting the chocolate. But instead, I was welcomed with a sweet tingling sensation of glazed sugar on top of my palette and melted chocolate on top of my tongue. The best words to describe this taste are:  “crunchy on the outside and gooey in the inside“–which first resonated from my mind while I was finishing my plate. What made this experience even more sweeter were the black berries–which really does not need any explanation. Unfortunately I did not try the biscotti with this dessert, but it did add a touch of class to the whole presentation. My only critique is that brulee should have been a tiny bit warmer (for my tastes of course). I give this Creme Brulee a 9 out of 10.

My Cuisine and Dining Score for Artisan Bistro’s Lunch Special: 26 out of 30

Concluding Thoughts

The lunch special provided by Artisan Bistro was truly exquisite; all for $20.00. I send my compliments to Chef Andrew Yeo for doing a great job on the preparation and presentation of each plate. (If I had tried the Grilled Chicken with the Garden Salad, I would’ve boosted my score by 1-2 points.) My favorite dish, which I recommend to any guest who do come here for lunch, is the Winter Vegetable Voulete. It is probably the best dish that you can either treat yourself to or that special someone in your life.

But above all, what made this lunch special truly special was the service behind the meals.

It does not matter what time of day you walk-in to Artisan Bistro; to have your morning breakfast or daily afternoon lunch. It’s staff are always patient and considerate of your needs–They will not mind if you need to stay an extra 30 minutes to finish your job interview or complete an important errand.

Thank you Artisan Bistro for providing me with such great cuisine and a wonderful dining experience!

Artisan Bistro is located at 10 Avery St. Boston, Ma 02111

www.ritzcartlonhotel.com/artisanbistro

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Talk Tuesdays with Sean Sheppard, CEO and Founder of Embrace


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Here is my interview with “The Good Sheppard.” Go behind the lime light with Sean, and learn about his personal connection to God and his great works that he is doing for the homeless in San Diego, CA (Embrace). To read go to http://www.princesdailyjournal.com and find his story under “Interesting People.”

Instagram: #princesdailyjournal #sandiego #homeless #philanthropy #give #God #faith #SDSU #aztec #talk #boston #newjersey #brooklyn #nyc #atlanta #DC #community #seansheppard #shepherd

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Morning Coffee Ed: Parish Cafe


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Wherever my work takes me so does my coffee. And today’s morning coffee edition is Parish Cafe.

On my birthday, I had the pleasure of treating myself, for morning tea, at Parish Cafe. I first came into contact with Parish Cafe, was when I walked up on Boylston St. to pay my respects to the Boston Marathon Bombing victims.

Parish Cafe is not only a bar, but an outdoor restaurant. So deciding on a place to treat myself for morning coffee and boston cuisine, on my birthday, wasn’t a hard decision to make.

Rather than drinking coffee on my birthday, I decided to bring back an age old tradition: Earl Grey morning tea. Before I began drinking coffee, Earl Grey use to be my drink of choice. Being first exposed to it at Oxford University, I would always start my day with an Earl Grey.

So this morning coffee edition I had an Earl Grey with cream (with three packs of sugar).

Thank you Parish Cafe for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful scenery.

Located on:
361 Boylston St
Boston‎ Massachusetts‎ 02116
United States

www.parishcafe.com

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Morning Coffee Ed: Blue Bottle Coffee Co.


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Wherever my work takes me, so does my coffee. And so today’s morning coffee edition is Blue Bottle Coffee Co.

During my time in San Francisco, and after much site seeing of The Paris of the West, I visited the most talked about coffee shop in town: Blue Bottle Coffee Co. Located on the pier of San Francisco Bay, Blue Bottle Coffee Co. is the most crowded coffee shop that I have ever come across (so far).

I knew it was popular, but I didn’t know it was That popular.

When I finally received my coffee, I couldn’t help but to notice that I was walking inside a bazaar (like the one you see in Turkey) but on a smaller scale–it actually reminded me of Kings Cross train station back in London. There was a cupcake stand; a olive oil stand; an Asian tea stand; and even a Barnes & Noble bookstore. And when I finally made my way out, I was welcomed by the sun’s warm embrace, not to mention  the magnificent view of the San Francisco Oakland Bridge. Joining me on this adventure was San Francisco native Makala Paris with whom I had the pleasure of having my morning coffee with–I also featured her on my Spotlight Feature edition.

My coffee of choice would have to be their lattes. Although their Drip Coffee was quite bold in taste, the lattes are much sweeter–and they add their signature leaf coffee artwork on top.

Blue Bottle Coffee Co is located:
1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111
You can also follow them on Yelp!

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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Morning Coffee Ed.: Tabac Cafe


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Wherever my work takes me, so does my coffee. And so today’s edition is Tabac Cafe.

Located on the corner of Market and 3rd Ave, Tabac Cafe provides a whole new cultural experience by infusing urban hospitality with international exotic flavor.

After my day of relaxation and comfort, at the downtown massage parlor (Downtown Dcompress), I was in search of a nearby coffee shoppe, where I can begin my daily blogging and applications to fellowships, scholarships, and of course Law School. Unannounced to me, I happened to find a coffee shoppe that was right across from me. And I when I entered, I was stunned by its intricate interior design: A Victorian chandelier hanging from the ceiling; urban steel furniture; and to top it off a cigar and hookah room. I didn’t know if I was in Europe or in the Middle East. It came me to later that it was a combination of all three: Coffee, Cigar, and Hookah Lounge.

And so today, I had the pleasure of sipping their famous White Casablanca Coffee. An espresso stirred with white chocolate, caramel syrup, steamed milk; topped with chocolate shavings and fresh whipped cream. As I am molding myself in becoming a connoisseur in coffee tasting, this is by far the best espresso I’ve had thus far. They made no mistake to name it Casablanca because my taste buds had a delicious rendezvous with Love. If coffee tastes this good, then I’m heading to Morocco in the near future (which I plan to).

Tabac is conveniently located across the street from the massage parlor and yoga center Downtown DCompress and international hostel SDInternational. So after a day of relaxation or Yoga, come by Tabac Cafe and grab yourself a Casablanca.

Here’s looking at you kid!

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To follow Tabac Cafe go to: http://www.tabacsd.com

Follow them on Yelp as well!