Restaurant you must visit before you go to any other restaurant Styx may have said you must visit: Cafe Ena
We tried to eat here once before, but were a tad late for their 9pm last call for food (one of the restaurant's only drawbacks). No turning us away this time- no sir. We got a nice little table outside, and were greeted with some of the best fresh baked bread and que ridiculo homemade butter -- needless to say we cleaned out two bread baskets in short order. The sangria was delicious, as one would expect from a Latin cuisine hotspot. Our salad was so fresh, and light, with a citrus dressing - yeah, we wiped that one out in no time too. And the entree- cardamom encrusted salmon atop a melange of asparagus, artichokes, red peppers, and topped with a mango chutney - fantastico!
And then, dessert. For us, dessert is like a sacred ritual. No, more like a responsibility. Or a duty. Yes, it is our civic duty to consume exorbitant amounts of sugar, chocolate, and calories - lest we fail you all as fine food-loving gastronomes. So our unanimous choice was in favor of the churros. Oh holy mother of the most high. (I think I drooled just thinking about them!) Think long mini-doughnuts (of the finest variety) with some warmed chocolate ganache for dipping, and a dollop of cinnamon ice cream - just for perfection's sake.
Cafe Ena - yeah baby.
Styx and Hecate, enjoying Cafe Ena's Pescado entree y una sangria deliciosa.
Ah, yes, and Styx did wear THOSE boots:
Lob. Burning lob.
Next on the hit list - Evolution Experience. I'll just put it to you plain: if you want the most amazingly awesome, talented, gorgeous, celebrated and totally rad hair god of the world, then go to Matt. He's the best. Period. Ma Dukes, Hecate and I have been seeing Matt for over a decade, and his pure genius with the shears (and the dye bottle) never ceases to amaze. Shucks, even Junior's saddling up in Matt's chair now.Knowing how painfully cool Matt and co-owner Mike are, we expected nothing short of a dope party. And it was. The remodel of their salon is spectacular, of course they drew a crowd of total beautes, the alcohol overfloweth, and the jams were on point. Amber- you beautiful being, it was great seeing you again. Suffice to say, we left the party about 10 lbs lighter from all the sweaty-a** rump shakin'. Thank you Matt and Mike - you rock our Underworld.
The Revolution of Evolution Salon