McConnell’s Ice Cream is my favorite ice cream in the world (so far). Or more specifically, their strawberries and cream flavor is the best. The first time I had it was last year during my freshman summer at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA, and since then, I haven’t had better ice cream. Originally from Santa Barbara, McConnell’s has expanded to DTLA, Studio City, and Los Feliz, so there are lots of options in LA!
This outlet didn’t actually have the strawberries and cream flavor, so I was initially a bit disappointed. They had a new strawberry rhubarb flavor though, which tasted very similar, but we decided to get the chocolate covered strawberries and coffee for a change. It was still delicious!
McConnell’s also has home made waffle cones for an extra $1, and they’re great since they’re soft and go well with the ice cream. Here’s a throwback to the first time I had McConnell’s!
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.