About 3 years ago, my cousin Peter introduced me to this amazing cajun/creole restaurant that’s hidden inside a Vegas hotel frequented by locals & seniors called the Oyster Bar in Palace Station. When I adventured back to Vegas for the 4th of July weekend, I was determined to get everyone to try it. The bar behind the restaurant serves $3 Bloody Mary’s & $0.99 margaritas as Jimmy, Josh, Kelcie, & I learned as we waited 2 hours in line for the most delicious red bowl of seafood goodness that awaited us. It was my third time at the Oyster Bar & everyone else’s first, so I was there on a mission: to figure out all the ingredients they use to make this bowl of perfection.
L-R: Me, Alex, Bryan, Felix, & David
This summer might not be as fantastic as I initially thought it’d be, but I did have an entire week of play including trips to the San Diego Zoo with Josh, Little Italy, University of California, Riverside (UCR) for Bryan’s graduation, Costa Mesa for Allison’s Going Away Party, & other food adventures in SoCal. Now it’s back to the grind with summer classes, applications, & clinical research. However, that’s not to say that my Lana Del Rey inspired title is completely accurate as there will be much fun to be had when I’m not staring at my computer for school or research. For the sake of maintaining a positively themed photojournal–I mean, if I wanted to be depressing, I should just change my theme to black, amiright?–I’ll post some of my highlights from the past week.
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Chai Latte from Makai
The late UCLA basketball Coach & legend John Wooden once said to, “make everyday your masterpiece,” & if I could pick one day out of my Spring Break that I’d call my masterpiece, it’d probably be Saturday. I awoke early enough to get dressed, grab some poke for Kevin & myself, drove to Long Beach to meet up my friends Kristin & Tempest, had amazing dinner with Vy in Newport Beach, & then drove us to Hollywood to go to PURE nightclub.