the frugalweds: Frugal Foodies
We LOVE food! If we’re not cooking, we’re eating and if we’re not looking for the best restaurants, we’re watching Top Chef! No matter what we’re doing, Food becomes an intrinsically important part of it.
What does Food have to do with Finances? A lot actually! How do we – absolute foodies – balance our love for all things “food” with our mission to save our money for the future?
We are incredibly lucky to live in one of the biggest foodie meccas in the country. Los Angeles is home to some of the best restaurants and the most cutting-edge chefs willing to push the envelope on their food. If we didn’t set any budgets, we would go bankrupt with all the good food around!
So here’s our compromise: we have a strict one restaurant date night every week and the rest of the week, we have a lot of fun coming up with yummy recipes to enjoy at home. From time to time, we’ll have a pretty good splurge, like going to one of our favorite (READ: pricey!) sushi restaurants, but most of the time, we enjoy finding that small hole-in-the-wall restaurant that become one of our favorites.
While going to Tom Collichio’s Craft for dinner is awesome, we are equally as excited to get the best bowl of soup at Pho-87 near Chinatown. And what’s even more fun? Trying to come up with our own vegetarian-friendly pho recipe at home!
Food is something that enriches our souls. We share that love of food with you. We take you on our adventures to find some of the best meals in Los Angeles (and beyond) and share some of our most favorite recipes along the way!