Sprinkles and Pork: Father’s Day in the OC

How’s that for a blog post title!

That title perfectly sums up a perfect Orange County Father’s Day for my dear old Dad. First stop was the Beach Pit Barbecue in Newport Beach. Awesome Barbecue! Just off the main street and hidden back off the street, the Beach Pit Barbecue had awesome pulled pork, sausage, and even good Blueberry Cornbread. The Big Love sandwich had all of the meat a man could need to roll out of the place in a wheel-barrow. Each piece of blueberry cornbread was a desert in itself, not too dry, just moist enough, and the berries added an excellent burst of flavor. The Beach Pit Barbecue even has a location at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

From there it was a short jaunt down PCH through CDM, past NH, and then across the street from FI in NB. To translate: PCH = Pacific Coast Highway. CDM = Corona Del Mar, NH = Newport Harbor, FI = Fashion Island, and NB = Newport Beach.

When we arrived, we found a line snaking out the door of a small shop called Sprinkles. No, it wasn’t for ice cream, it was for cupcakes (this was the Mom’s idea and a good one at that). The smell of the cupcakes wafted through the entire shopping center like a siren’s call (OK, that was probably a little too over dramatic, but it did smell really good). With my Pop buying the half-dozen, which required a small investment to purchase (they are not the cheapest cupcakes in town), leaving with them in front of the long line almost seemed like you’d get jumped. Sprinkles has locations in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Dallas, and Scottsdale. I might want to classify them as “Food 2.0.” Along the lines of Pinkberry and The Counter, these chic-type (in some cases, “Chick” may be more like it) food places seem to mirror the “Web 2.0” look and feel.

Seeing how I still had Barbecue still simmering in my stomach, I chose to hold off on the cupcake until I got home. Pictures after the jump…

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Yum…This takes that whole “Thirty seconds on the lips, thirty years on the hips” literally

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Oh Yea, The Six Pack!

1 Comment so far

  1. Gina (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

    They do indeed look extremely yummy.



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