4.27.2009

Pasta Pomodoro and Pinkberry

Yesterday (and Saturday, too) we had dinner at Santana Row followed by Pinkberry. We were actually there only for the Pinkberry, but it seemed wrong somehow to spend all that time finding parking just for yogurt.

Pasta Pomodoro is our idea of fast food. We don't really like chains as a general rule, but there are a few local chains that we enjoy when we're looking for family friendly, yummy, and inexpensive. Pasta Pomodoro is great before a concert, for lunch, or just an impromptu dinner out. We've been to just about every location in the Bay Area, and the food is consistent, the waitstaff efficient, and the locations convenient. I really enjoy their salad and soup. Matthew likes the spaghetti and lasagna (he wants to be Garfield when he grows up), and The Hubs likes the portobella pasta.

After that we jaunted over to Pinkberry aka Crackberry. Pinkberry opened about 3 months ago at Santana Row. You know you're in the right spot when you run into a line trailing out to the street. Pinkberry is the hottest craze since pogs, but likely has enough staying power to last. I'm loving the new Pomegranate flavor and the chocolate shavings! Taste-wise I think it's almost as good as Fraîche, but Fraîche gets the extra thumbs up for being organic and having indoor seating.

Speaking of yogurt, my sister in law just started her own yogurt blog. Check it out here! She's also the creator of my new photo watermarks. Cute, no?

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  2. I miss Pink Berry since moving away from LA. Do I need to go into the city (from Marin) to find one?

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  3. Yea, I first had it in LA. They only have one in San Jose in North California so far, but I'm sure more will be springing up sooner or later :0)

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  4. All this talk of Pinkberry... when are we getting one in Pittsburgh?!?

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  5. I know :0( You could open one...my whole family would love you! Heck, my sister would prolly ditch her Masters and work for free yogurt! ;0)

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  6. OOOHhh! Santana Row is just around the corner! Can't wait to try Pinkberry with my kids....

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  7. omg, pinkberry sounds amaaaaaaaaaaazing!!! i wish there was something like that here... maybe you can ship me some to ga? ;)

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  8. What a great idea! I should totally start a business shipping Pinkberry...I'd make a fortune :0)

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