BAKERSFIELD AND OAKLAND, Calif. (KGET) — The vacation season is in full swing, and what higher option to have a good time than with a peppermint mocha?
Also this week, KGET staffers ate acai bowls from a brand new restaurant in east Bakersfield, and burgers from an Oakland institution with plenty of “classic” burger choices in addition to “specialty” choices.
Gorilla Bowl, Brazilian Muscle Bowls, 2509 Mt. Vernon Ave.
There are all types of claims that acai berries are a miracle meals with properties that may struggle getting older, assist weight reduction and do all the pieces however bestow immortality.
I don’t learn about the well being advantages, however the ubiquitous bowls that includes what is actually an acai smoothie at their heart are actually scrumptious.
One of the more moderen acai retailers to open is Brazilian Muscle Bowls on Mt. Vernon Avenue, which shares a strip mall with a Mexican restaurant, test cashing enterprise and nail salon.
I ordered a medium-sized “Gorilla Bowl” — which additionally has strawberries, bananas, granola and almond butter. It was a lot to fill me up for breakfast.
Filling AND wholesome? I can get behind that.
Brazilian Muscle Bowls additionally serves pancakes, juices, “lean” burritos and different objects.
Peppermint mocha, Cafe Smitten, 909 18th St. Bakersfield
“Tis’ the season for peppermint mochas!” wrote Producer Raquel Vega of this vacation particular.
“Cafe Smitten added a great touch with crushed candy cane on the saucer.”
The Broadway Burger, Pattys & Buns Burgers, 2852 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
For Producer Raphael Stroud, all the world’s a stage. That’s in all probability why he selected the Broadway Burger throughout a current journey to Oakland’s Pattys & Buns Burgers.
With triple pepper ranch sauce, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, pickles, tomato and Swiss cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun, this burger’s a show-stopper.