Hopscotch, Oakland

Marissa and I had “brunch” (at 2 p.m.) at Hopscotch in Oakland.  Hello, deliciousness!  Normally, I’m not too impressed with brunch because the food ends up tasting like something I could make at home.  Granted, I should stop ordering things I do make at home.  But this place is different.  We shared the Mushroom Benedict with jidori eggs, miso-hollandaise, and potatoes, the Avocado & Mushroom Salad with smoked salmon and a miso dressing, and the Donuts and Butterscotch Cream, each of which I would definitely get again.  It was really the perfect start before checking out the Oakland Museum.

Hopscotch is located at 1915 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, California.  To see what else they have, check out their menus here!

© Sarah Milstein 2014

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Portland Wedding

I went to my good friend Erin’s backyard wedding in Portland this weekend.  Erin looked gorgeous as always and her wedding was so intimate and fun.  Her husband Ian owns Coco Donuts, so their whole house smelled of sweet, delicious fried goodness.  As party favors, they gave out donuts and whole coffee beans roasted by the groom!  So clever.  I had trouble pulling myself away from the flowers by Espe Floral + Foliage.  Apparently I didn’t know a peony from a garden rose.  Rookie mistake.  The florist told me she purchased the garden roses on Monday and babysat them all week.  I really need to learn what goes into babysitting flowers, because my orchid died over the weekend.

I stepped aside once the photographer arrived, so you’ll have to settle for my photos of donuts and flowers.

© Sarah Milstein 2014