Drinks »Agua Fresca

Cha Cha Chicken has become a common office phrase, embedded in our minds since a coworker first recommended the quirky sounding restaurant in Santa Monica. Our recent trip finally offered the opportunity to eat there and their rich spicy jerk sauce is phenomenal (count this as a bonus restaurant pick of the week).

It was the agua fresca, however, that really drove me wild. Available in mango-guava, watermelon, cantaloupe, lemonade, and tropical iced tea, I tried my friend's watermelon and downed two mango-guavas myself.

Made simply with fresh fruit juice, water and sugar, agua fresca is a traditional Mexican beverage made to accompany the spiciness of food. I'm totally on the look out for this miraculous refreshment here in the city.

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Posted on July 20, 2009

Desserts »Cape Gooseberries

Cape Gooseberries I want to thank Martha and her chef roommate for introducing me to these beautiful orange sweet tasting little fruits. They have a tangy pineapple/strawberry taste with the size and texture of a small cherry tomato. I can't imagine these are very easy to find but if you happen upon some don't miss the opportunity to try them.

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Posted on December 26, 2005