Wanderlust Creamery has one of the best artisanal ice creams in LA. To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones they came out with some Game of Thrones inspired flavors. My friends and I went to go check it out even though some of us weren’t GoT fans. While the GoT flavors were specials, they have other more permanent flavors that are even more amazing!
They make everything in house, including the cones. They have ube (purple yam) cones and were making them while we were there.
We sampled every flavor they had and my goodness it was hard to decide. The Jasmine and Apricot, Mango Sticky Rice and Earl Grey were hits amongst the ice-cream lovers. The “FIRE + BLOOD INSPIRED BY: ESSOS, ACROSS THE NARROW SEA” and “DRAGON GLASS INSPIRED BY: THE WALL” were the GoT flavors that drew me in. These two were sorbets which were slightly lighter. Fire + Blood is “made from dragonfruit, blood orange, + serrano chili” and Dragon Glass is “Darkest chocolate + Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout”.
They also have a variety of toppings to choose from. I am a minimalist in some ways so I skipped, but look at all the choices!
If you sign up for their rewards program, you can come back the next day for a free scoop. My friend signed up, and for me it’s only a matter of time. I think Wanderlust is my favorite ice cream place now, tied with Scoops. I will be back soon!
We’ve all heard that the stomach is the fastest way to someone’s heart^. I never fully understood this until I got to college. While Caltech Dining Services (CDS) does its best to diversify the lunch and dinner menus, sometimes nothing can quite fulfill the craving for your mom’s home cooking. Having grown up in between Venezuela and Texas, home cooking for me looks like arepas, tacos, and brisket (among other things). Thankfully, Caltech’s location, just outside vibrant LA, makes attempts to find close seconds (to my mom’s cooking) easy and exciting. Often, I don’t even have to venture more than a mile or two from campus to find reliable favorites. Here are just a few within walking distance:
On May 8, the Washington Nationals came to Los Angeles Angels for a lovely Mother’s Day Game. I, being a D.C. native and avid Nationals fan, of course had to attend– the Nationals play the Angels very rarely because they play in different leagues and on opposite coasts. My dad and I have a goal of going to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and we had to take advantage of our home team being in L.A., so my mom and dad both flew out for the weekend.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.