Foodie Files

Fresno Sundate

In case you didn’t know, Chris recently started working a Monday through Friday job doing eight-hour shifts. I, on the other hand, work twelve-hour shifts which means I’m at work three days of the week (with one day being a weekend) and off for the other four. With that schedule, unfortunately, Chris and I tend to have only one full day off together which is Sunday. We don’t only catch up on chores on our day off together but we try to squeeze in an adventure (on top of all the wedding planning we’re doing)!

Last Sunday, Chris and I drove up to Fresno for the day. The original purpose was to drive to Trader Joe’s since we don’t have one in town but we ended up deciding to have lunch there instead. Fresno is basically the Los Angeles of the central valley in terms of it having big-named establishments as well as your hipster joints (aka my favorite)!

While at Trader Joe’s, I got stocked on some seasoning (that everything but the bagel seasoning though), boxed Indian foods (chicken masala, garlic naan), tropical salsa and probably snuck in some chocolate here and there. When I used to live right next toa Trader Joe’s, I was obsessed so I’m still bummed there isn’t one in town.

Eureka! Burgers

Eureka! is one of my favorite burger joints. They have really good yet simple burgers (nothing beats In-N-Out though). I used to get the Pearl Street Blues burger but they’ve since discontinued that so I settle for the Cowboy Burger – fried onions, bacon and beer barbecue sauce, served with a side of sweet potato fries. They add honey to their sweet potato fries which makes it 10000x better!

Ampersand Ice Cream

After lunch, I had the cravings for some ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but your hipster / local ice cream joint. After searching through Yelp, I came across Ampersand Ice Cream, which to our luck was only ten minutes down the road. They make their own ice cream with flavors changing every month!

Since it was our first visit, Chris and I decided to get the Flight of Four, where we got a scoop of four flavors. We chose the (top) Whiskey Caramel Swirl, Chocolate Chip; (bottom) Honeycomb & Madagascar Vanilla. The Honeycomb & Whiskey Caramel Swirl flavors were seriously out of this world delicious!! I wanted to get a pint to take home but since it was ridiculously hot that day, I figured the ice cream would be a milkshake by the time we got home.

Fresno reminds me so much of Los Angeles! I really enjoyed exploring this city and spending time with Chris on the one day we have off together. Stay tuned for the next adventure!


  • Sakuranko
    June 23, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Oh wow the burger looks super yummy

  • Nancy
    June 23, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Major congrats to Chris on his new job!! You two are the power couple, raking in the $$$ and all. Even though your only day off together is Sunday, I am happy that you both are out for some cool adventuring to unwind. Mmm, the burger sounds delicious, I am a sucker for those crispy fries and BACON!! The ice cream shop looks pretty cool. So much more appetizing than the other place we went to in Arcadia, RIP/TBT. LOL. Glad you had fun up in Fresno!

    Nancy ♥

  • aditi oberoi malhotra
    June 24, 2019 at 1:04 AM

    Oh, the food looks delicious.
    Adi xx |

  • cate
    June 24, 2019 at 2:29 AM

    i am the biggest fan of sweet potato fries and they are not so common in italy!! I envy youXD

    Cate // 35mminstyle

  • Bettie Toonstra
    June 24, 2019 at 4:37 AM

    Their burgers look amazing!


  • Rach
    June 24, 2019 at 5:34 AM

    These places sound amazing! I alway love a good burger!

  • Charlotte
    June 24, 2019 at 6:03 AM

    I love that despite only having one day of the week where you’re both not working you’re still managing to spend proper time together and go on adventures – it’s so important. And, that burger looks amazing!! Major food envy.

    Char | x

  • Allie Mackin
    June 24, 2019 at 6:07 AM

    Wow those schedules are intense too bad you guys only have Sunday together I use to work 4 ten hour days and it is nice having that extra day but 12 hours a day is a lot. Your posts make me miss living on the west coast sometimes.

    Allie of

  • Lisa Autumn
    June 24, 2019 at 6:17 AM

    Oh now I really want a burger!

    x Lisa |

  • Nina
    June 24, 2019 at 6:33 AM
  • Bexa
    June 24, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Okay, burgers, sweet potato fries and ice cream sounds like my dream foodie day! I also need to try honey with the sweet potato fries, that sounds delicious! Also, those ice cream flavours sound incredible. It’s lovely you both spend the day together and have a little weekly adventure. Thanks for sharing Eena, cute post! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  • Britt
    June 24, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    You can’t go wrong with ice cream on a warm day, and it sounds like they had incredible options!

  • Alice
    June 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Maybe I just like anything infused with alcohol but the ice cream sounds intriguing.

  • Lisa
    June 24, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Ah, although you only have one day together a week, you do manage to share some gorgeous experiences. I’ve only recently become a fan of sweet potato fries (don’t judge me) but I’ve not tried them with honey yet so that will be on my list. And those ice creams look delicious too 🙂 Yummy post, Eena, thankyou for sharing! Lisa x

  • SundayDahlias
    June 24, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    This sounds like a solid foodie date! I love Eureka! too! Their food is so good!

  • Simone
    June 24, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Omg this burger and ice cream look very divine! So nice how you spend your Sundays together.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • lesley kim
    June 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Looks so fun and delicious!!

    Lesley Kim

  • Ellen
    June 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    That ice cream sounds amazing!

  • Savannah
    June 24, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Great post! Everything looks so delicious, from the burgers to the flight of ice cream. I love those hipster spots, and absolutely dive right in. The Trader Joe’s picks sound great too! I don’t have one anywhere near me, but I always love being able to visit one. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sophie Wentworth
    June 24, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    This sounds like such a cute foodie day. Huge congratulations to Chris for the new job! Your food looks incredible, especially those sweet potato fries! x


  • Kathrine Eldridge
    June 24, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    That ice cream looks and sounds amazing! What a great day trip!

  • Soph
    June 25, 2019 at 3:01 AM

    The majority of your posts make me hungry- I’ll never learn to read them once I’ve already eaten! The burger looks amazing and I love the idea of getting a four scoop so you can try more flavours! Honeycomb is definitely one I would have gone for too!
    Soph – x

  • Mercy
    June 25, 2019 at 4:09 AM

    That looks like a yummy burger and who can say no to ice cream. Want to see more of Fresno.

  • Mica
    June 25, 2019 at 5:15 AM

    Looks like a really fun date! What a nice way to spend your day together 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

  • Kayleigh Zara
    June 25, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    What a great day! The burger looks lovely, and the ice-cream joint looks bloody beautiful, so delicious x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  • Deborah Kos
    June 25, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    The Cowboy burger and Sweet Potato fries sound like a winner to me. Honeycomb & Madagascar Vanilla for dessert of course.

  • Michael Anderson
    June 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Those both look like great spots! The bun on that burger looked amazing and I really like the name ampersand ice cream, that sounds so perfectly hipster haha. Looks like a great way to spend a Sunday.

  • Geraldine
    June 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    UGH that cowboy burger looks incredible and I just ate but now I’m hungry! Those fries look insanely delicious too. It stinks you guys only really have 1 day of the week to spend but I guess that’s what’d make the heart grow fonder eh? 🙂 Thanks for sharing these places, they look perfect for this summer weather!

    Geraldine |

  • ThatAutisticFitChick
    June 26, 2019 at 5:53 AM

    Oh wow the food looks amazing! Sometimes I miss living (well commuting to) a larger town where they had a lot of the discount stores with varying exciting and exotic goodies at reasonable prices. I feel you being stuck in a smaller town with just basic grocery stores!

    I have a couple of cool bags that are very effective at keeping things frozen for a couple of hours (I use them as a fridge for 24 hours with ice when I stay in hotels) but sometimes I think it makes it more special when you don’t bring the ice cream home, especially because it gives you another trip out to go and try that ice cream again!

  • Annie
    June 26, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    This looks so yummy! What a cute adventure.

  • Valerie
    June 26, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    This looks like such a fun trip! Enjoying burgers, fries, and ice cream definitely seems like the perfect day!

  • sarah
    June 27, 2019 at 4:21 AM

    Oh my! That burger looks so good! I think I need my fix now. I wish we have that here too.

  • Jessica
    June 27, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    The burger looks sooo delish!

    Jessica |

  • Maria
    June 27, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Sweet potato fries with honey?!! Sounds so delicious. I’m literally drooling right now.

    xo, Maria

  • Radi
    June 30, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Day of having burgers and then ice-cream sounds perfect to me! Can’t get any better than that!

  • Kinga
    June 30, 2019 at 2:11 AM

    Yummy food 😘💙💜💚

  • PerlaGiselle
    July 2, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    This post made me feel bad for underestimating Fresno in the past! lol. My husband always asks me if I want to go with him when he has to work out there and I always say no. I’m tagging along next time for sure! Lol. Glad you had fun hun 🙂 Enjoy your week!
    PerlaGiselle |

  • Anna
    July 4, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Yessss! Nothing beats In-N-Out !! But I´d love to check out Eureka! Fresno looks great, but I´ve never been!

  • Kara
    July 7, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    That’s lovely that you two try to go on an adventure together on your day off! Trader Joe’s is my weakness when it comes to food. The everything but the bagel seasoning is something I’ve heard so many people rave about but I still need to try it. And that ice cream looks so good! The honeycomb flavor sounds like it’s delicious.

    x Kara |


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