This weekend Jason and I both completed our finals for our respective courses and were so excited to be able to venture out and enjoy the amazing sunshine that Southern California has been experiencing. We started out our day in Burbank and enjoyed brunch at Granville. We actually planned to have brunch at a different restaurant, but stumbled upon Granville and really liked the menu and atmosphere there. So, we got a table on the patio and enjoyed the sunshine. I opted for their Carrot-Cake Hotcakes; chock full of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cranberries, pineapple and toasted pecans and topped off with cream cheese frosting. I’m not sure I would have put all of those things together, but it was amazing! Jason tried their very unique Eggs in a Nest, a dish that included Tuscan ciabatta, beef stroganoff, onion rings and potatoes. Again, not things I would have put together in a dish, but it was delicious!
We spent some time strolling in the downtown shopping area in Burbank before heading back to Pasadena to finally try out Fair Oaks Pharmacy. Originally named the South Pasadena Pharmacy when it opened in 1915, throughout the 1920s and ‘30s it served as a popular rest stop on the westernmost end of Route 66. Today it still functions as a pharmacy and soda fountain. I was so excited that they had birthday cake ice cream on their menu, as my birthday was this week! Their ice cream was so creamy and flavorful! The ‘sprinkles’ in the ice cream were so sugary and crunchy. Yum! I also enjoyed a vanilla egg cream while Jason enjoyed a sundae with banana bread ice cream, chocolate ice cream, covered with chocolate and marshmallow sauces, topped with peanuts.
Birthday cake ice cream at Fair Oaks Pharmacy