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Alien Fresh Jerky

IMG_8973On Katie and my way home from Las Vegas we stopped at Alien Fresh Jerky in Baker, CA. While it was originally established in Crystal Springs, Nevada, the store moved to Baker in 2002. I had never been there before but it is one of those places that many people stop along the route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas as a fun little break and I was not disappointed.

As we pulled off the freeway and up to the front door the place looks so intriguing. There’s a car in the parking lot with three aliens in it, some of which move a little. There’s also a spaceship that for a dollar lights up and talks. While it was hard to hear his whole message, I’m pretty the sure he says something along the lines of stop at Alien Fresh Jerky to get some jerky. It was kinda cute, I just wish the spaceship would have moved and maybe looked like he was taking off or something. Then it would have been worth the full dollar.

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We headed inside and they had a ton of alien trinkets and gadgets from alien parking and warning signs to alien blowup dolls to alien labeled backpacks, magnets, and bumper stickers. You name it they probably had it with an alien on it.

They also had numerous options of beef jerky, hot sauce, and honey. The jerky was $8.99 each or 3 for $25 so we decided to get three bags of jerky and one container of Desert Honey. They had small samples so we were able to try two of the three before we had even purchased them. We choose Abducted Cow Beef Jerky, Pepper Teriyaki Beef Jerky, and Honey Chipotle Beef Jerky. They were all delicious, my favorite was the Abducted Cow Beef Jerky, and they took us a couple of weeks to finish.

As we left we received a coupon for an online purchase, buy 9 get the 10th free. We probably won’t use it since we don’t eat that much beef jerky, but I could see how some people might really need or want it. If you’re ever driving from LA to Vegas or back you should be sure to stop and check out Alien Fresh Jerky. It’s a fun little store that everyone can enjoy. And if you aren’t driving in the area, but still want some Alien Fresh Jerky hit up their website and get some shipped out to you today!


Shish Kabobs at Pita Kitchen

IMG_8973I’ve been looking for some new places to grab some food in my neighborhood and happened to stumble upon this little gem called Pita Kitchen. It’s a little hole in the wall restaurant, located at the corner of Ventura and Van Nuys, is absolutely amazing. If you didn’t know it was there you would drive right past it every time. The prices are good and they serve lunch and dinner. Good thing they aren’t open for breakfast too or I would spend my whole day there. They are definitely one of my new favorite places.

The first time I was at Pita Kitchen I arrived at their doors kind of skeptical, but their yelp reviews were all stars. They have a few outside tables and maybe enough room to fit 10 people inside, max. They serve Middle Eastern food and you order at a little counter just by the front door. While I’m not a huge fan of Middle Eastern food, you can’t go wrong with my all time favorite, the shish kabob pita. I’ve had both the chicken and beef and both are equally as good as the other. They fill the pita with a meat, lettuce, hummus, and some kind of sauce that I’m not sure what it is. I get so excited every time I go that I keep trying get a picture but I forget and eat everything before I can snap a shot. I just love it so much.

If you like Middle Eastern food you will enjoy Pita Kitchen. Check it out next time you’re nearby.