Coffee Shop on Commerical Drive Review

I don’t appreciate restaurant small business ripping me off. 

We were along Commerical Drive, looking for a coffee shop with a good atmosphere and came across this one coffee shop in particular. It seemed cozy and warm inside with a variety of options listed on their menu. I ordered an iced vanilla latte which came to be $4.70. The employee rang me in and I handed him a $5 bill. During the transaction, we talked about their iced coffee options and he told me that he would be glad to make me an iced coffee instead of the iced latte. I agreed to that. What made me upset was that the employee did not bother making any adjustments on the cashier register and handed me back my 30 cents change. Basically, an iced coffee will cost the same as an iced vanilla latte ($4.70). I sat down, looked at the change, and went back up to him. He did not look too welcoming as he said “yes?”. I brought up to his attention that I’m paying $4.70 for an iced coffee. He tried to tell me that it’s usually more expensive else where (which coffee shop have you been going to sir?). He ended the conversation with “Whatever. I will make you the latte then” and I said “yeah let’s just stick back to the original drink” since I wasn’t up to pay almost $5 for a regular coffee! 

The original plan was to just there and enjoy our drinks but we grabbed our bags and left the coffee shop as soon as they brought us our drinks. 

I’m usually iffy about private/family owned coffee shops because I’m so used to going to Starbucks, Caffe Artigiano, 49th Parallel, Bean Around The World, JJ Bean, etc. and I know that these bigger companies have standard price listings.

Pizza Party For 2!

After a long day, the boyfriend and I decided to have a DIY homemade pizza night at home. It was a healthier alternative because we can determine what we want as the base, toppings, and seasoning. Not to mention, it was really easy to make.


Base:
Tomato paste spread over whole wheat tortilla wraps

Toppings:
Green peppers – diced
Purple onion – diced
Tomatoes – diced
Spinach
Grounded beef – seasoned
Mushrooms – sliced
Monterey jack cheese – grated
Mozzarella cheese – grated
Banana peppers – to give it a little kick!

After putting it in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees, the pizza turned out great. Better and way healthier than any fast food pizza. Top the pizza off with any sauce of your choice. We had tabasco and sriracha on the table.

We enjoyed our pizza over some Netflix and Cranberry vodka!

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

I was away for four days, relaxing and enjoying the sunshine in Punta Cana where the weather is around 30 degrees not minus 1. We stayed at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino. Everything was all-inclusive and was all paid for by work because of hard work. The flight was tiring, 7-8 hours straight. Luckily, it was a direct flight there and back so that saved a lot of time.


The hotel room was gorgeous! It had a jacuzzi in the middle of the room. Everyone had their own individual rooms.

On the first night, I tried out this Italian restaurant located inside the resort. The appearance of the food was appetizing. Unfortunately, I forgot what I had ordered but I believe this main entree included scallops and mushrooms. It was very tasty and I was surprised because this restaurant is a part of their all-inclusive deals.


For dessert, I ordered the tiramisu tart. It tastes as good as it looks!

For the next few days, I just bummed out on the beach and took advantage of the sunshine.

It honestly felt like Summertime again. I’ve always loved the Caribbean sea, it’s nothing like the water we have here in the Pacific. That’s why it’s always a treat when I visit warm places like Punta Cana.