Lately, the unstructured nature of the whole looking-for-a-job, recent graduate lifestyle has got me in a bit of a funk. (Or maybe it's just the summertime blues.) Whatever it is, on Thursday, it left me in the mood for something new and delicious for dinner, but not in the mood to figure out the details. Luckily I remembered an article I had read earlier in the week about the newly launched Off the Grid near Haste and Telegraph in Berkeley, about three blocks away from where I live. I was craving an easy, delicious dinner on the cheap, and it was the perfect option.
After eating dinner, we pondered whether we should get dessert for about a whole two seconds before we were goners. I had been eyeing the Crème Brûlée Cart all evening and had heard a passerby make mention of a strawberry and nutella flavored version of the classic dessert, so I knew exactly where to go and what to order. That flavor was called "The Yes Please!," which I thought was an adorable name (not to mention fitting, since I couldn't get enough of the stuff). I tried to savor every bite of the tiny cup, but before I knew it, it was gone. Ben also ordered one; he got the Cafe Mocha, which unsurprisingly had a coffee and chocolate twist. This was also pretty darn tasty, though it paled in comparison to the Yes Please! Still, the crème brûlée made for an indulgent and delicious end to our meal.
There's always a little bit of risk involved when you go with the flow, especially when you want a meal that will wow you. Fortunately, our night was a success. We had great eats and I successfully avoided having to be proactive about making adventurous dinner plans. Win, win. More photos from the experience below: