If you cannot tell by previous posts, I consider myself a seafood lover. Since Moving to the west coast, I think my preference for this type of cuisine has gone up just a bit. Not sure why but I could literally eat seafood of some sort in plastic bag drowned in lemon pepper, garlic and whatever house made specialty sauce the restaurant offers. Sign me up!!!
Once I moved to California, I liked the fact that I had time to venture into different areas. Not the popular go to places that I hear about all the time but really stumbling upon other places that were just as good as the mainstream ones. So here we have the Crawfish Spot, nestled in the West Covina area. I forget exactly how many pounds of each that I had but crab legss and shrimp along with potatoes and corn is a must for a proper seafood boil. I tackled this on my own this particular day and had plenty to spare afterwards. The sauce was undeniably amazing and I tried to finish it all but unfortunately this was a failed attempt. Here’s a peak at some of the best seafood I’ve had so far in California. Spread the word.
For one of my girls day/night out, we decided to check out the cutest little Cuban tapas restaurant named Havana Social. Be warned it is a few blocks from subway transportation in NYC but definitely worth the walk if you’re not cabbing it! Okay, now that I’ve given that disclaimer, let’s talk food. My friend suggested this place for dinner and we did not leave disappointed. We went on a Sunday around 5pm and were delighted to see they had a price-fixe menu with pretty good selections. You could choose from about 4 or 5 entrees along with either an appetizer or dessert. I decided to start with their empanadas; this came with 3 which included spinach, beef and chicken. OMG!! What a way to start off a meal. We also ordered guacamole for the table (which is a must these days I’m figuring). As for my entree, I went with the chipotle pork chop; infused with chipotle and honey and served with plantains and beans. This was so flavorful and really exceeded my expectations. Towards the end of the meal, I was definitely stuffed but refused to leave any food behind as it was too good to not eat everything. As for drinks, we all went in on a pitcher of their infamous coconut mojito. Seeing that I am not a huge fan of mojitos, if I ordered it, it must be a hit.
Overall, the dining experience was great at Havana Social. In fact, right before you leave, they give you a complimentary shot too. This is much needed after you get your bill and realize you probably went over budget for a typical day/night out. Don’t worry. It’s worth it! More pics below.