I am a proud U.C. Davis alumna. I love everything Davis and often go back to grocery shop, dine, or hold photo sessions at the arboretum. Every once in a while I find time to attend the seasonal Picnic in the Park, held on Wednesday evenings from about March to October. The market is small, but full of personality, just like good ‘ol Davis.
The food vendors are my favorite part of the market. I usually circle around a minimum of three times before I can decide. So many tantalizing options, so little stomach room! Today Carmencita and I decided to throw caution to the wind (we were celebrating our first day back at teaching) and have dessert first. There was a new (new to me, anyhow) ice cream stand called Sugar Daddies and their list of selections caught our eye. Apple pie, balsamic strawberry, avocado coconut, and a couple of others. They had me at avocado coconut. Or was it apple pie? I don’t know, but I tasted both and swooned.
It was a close race, but I finally decided on the avocado coconut, in a waffle cone, naturally. Man oh man. I could have eaten a tub of that stuff. Creamy, cool, not overly sweet, and oh so coconut-ty. I am mildly addicted to coconut and any coconut-related products, but that is a blog post for another day. 🙂
After dessert, we chose the pad thai from Thai Recipes for dinner. Thai Recipes is my favorite Thai eatery in Davis. Must haves are the pad thai and pad prik king. The wok breath on their pad thai is amazing. (Yes, wok breath. It is a real thing and it is delicious when present in stir fry foods!)
Dinner al fresco is always a delight, but dinner al fresco at Picnic in the Park with a great friend is hard to beat. What a fine way to end the first day of the 2013-2014 school year!