A Dessert Like No Other

A couple of my girlfriends and I wanted to get dessert somewhere, so we walked around the corner from my apartment, and went to Steak 954. I saw a picture of their baked alaska on their instagram, and knew that was what I wanted to order. This was one of the best desserts I've ever had in.my.life. It's a light key lime flavored ice-cream that is surrounded by porcupine looking meringue. All of that goodness swims in a pool of berry blended amazingness. Also worth noting - this was the only time EVER that my girlfriends and I have been silent while together, because we were too busy inhaling this masterpiece.

Key lime baked alaska
Key lime baked alaska

We also ordered the chocolate souffle. Of course Steak 954 has to go over the top with it (in a good way). A server breaks the souffle open in front of us, which in turn fills the air around us with a chocolatey scent. Then he pours this hot chocolate sauce INTO the souffle, which is what you see in the picture below. Oh, and it is served with salted caramel ice-cream. I think I just found the cure to PMS.

Chocolate souffle
Chocolate souffle

With it being a "cool" 70 something degrees (oh how I love south Florida weather), I wanted a warm drink to wash down my dessert. I opted for their Vietnamese coffee. The bottom layer is condensed milk, then coffee in the middle, and foam on top. Once you mix it, it's like a light and sweet coffee.

Vietnamese coffee
Vietnamese coffee

I don't know for sure, but I'm convinced there is some sort of sugar genius in the kitchen of Steak 954. Also - shout out to our server, Kevin! He had such a friendly, and accommodating personality - we'll be asking for him whenever we go.

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Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.

Oui Oui Croissan Time

My friend Lauren (aka "LT") and I are on a quest to try to experience all that South Florida has to offer. About once a week or so we get together and try a new restaurant/bar.  Leading up to our expeditions (with the way we drive, it's always an "expedition") we hilariously bicker about where we want to go. You see, Lauren has an addiction appreciation and respect for chain restaurants. She has a pile of favorites which include Cheesecake Factory, Maggianos, and McCallisters. LT loves knowing exactly what to expect each time she goes. I, on the other hand, avoid chains at all costs (except Dunkin Donuts). I love experiencing local restaurants, and seeing what people build and create with their own minds.

But every now and then Lauren and I will have a spot we both want to try. In this case, it was Croissan Time in Fort Lauderdale. I first heard about this Croissan Time from my French realtor who spoke highly of this place. This gem is tucked away in a tiny strip mall, and I would have probably never known of its existence had my realtor not mentioned it. This is what you see when you walk in:

                                                          

                                                          

They sell bread, cakes, pastries, wine, cheeses, and off fresh salads, coffee beverages, and sandwiches. Everything they had on display looked flawless. Naturally, we went in for the kill. We wanted the good stuff. The pastries.

                                                               Blueberry tart

                                                               Blueberry tart

Sweet. Baby. Jesus.

                                     Don't know the name of this... but it was my favorite!

                                     Don't know the name of this... but it was my favorite!

Both treats were incredible! The first was a blueberry tart, and as you can see, they were not sheisty on the blueberries. The second was this small square container with a raspberry layer on top of this super light vanilla flavored custard stuff. It took all the will power I had to not get more. I don't have pictures of what Lauren got, but she also loved her goodies.

Needless to say, this will be a spot that LT and I will always agree on.

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Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.