Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Coffee and cars... and crepes, burgers, cupcakes

The first Saturday of every month, there is an event called Coffee and Cars which is a gathering of people who love cars and a place to display their rare/exotic/expensive cars. The kids being car aficionados, I thought it would be a great place to take them. It's free and open to the public from 8am to 10am. This month it was at Vintage Park in NW Houston by the Willowbrook area. These cars are displayed by their owners so you could make chit-chat with them if you'd like... "Uh, how can you afford that?" We saw Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Audi R8, Ford Shelby Super Snake, Nissan GTR, Toyota Supra, and old classics (which I don't know or have an interest in). When asked of Jacob, he liked this much more than the Houston Car Show from several months back, which lacked these type of cars.



Since we drove all the way there, we made the most of it. Vintage Park reminds me of Uptown Park... a very nice, high-end look with outdoor shopping.

The first stop was CoCo's Crepes. We were getting hungry and the lunch spots were not open yet so what better way to feed our hunger than to eat some sweet crepes. Dessert for breakfast. We're a fan of the one in downtown and this was no disappointment.



CoCo's Crepes
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


For lunch, we ate at Cheeburger Cheeburger. Here you can choose from four different burger patty sizes and you can add essentially any toppings you want (onion rings, coleslaw) at no additional cost, except for the only topping I really wanted (grilled onions) which is an extra $1. :( The burger was nothing special. The patty crumbled with each bite. (I'm no cook but maybe they need to put bread crumbs and eggs to bind that crap.) I was full after eating it, but not satisfied. It's a terrible feeling. Besides their weak burgers, they have a ton of malts and shakes. This place has a 50's diner feel.



Cheeburger Cheeburger
Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆


For dessert, we got cupcakes at Treat Cupcakes. These cupcakes seem slightly bigger than the other fancy cupcake places. We got the confetti (for the kids), red velvet, 24 karat, and Italian cream cupcakes. I really liked the cream cheese frosting. The red velvet cupcake had a slightly different/unique taste that I can't pin-point but it was good. They were all very good.



Treat Cupcakes
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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  1. tram said... April 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    continue to take pictures of any cupcake places you come across!

  2. Mel said... April 4, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    How do you expect to win the weight loss bet with all this yummy eating?

  3. JT said... April 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    I actually lost weight on my pseudo-diet. It's all about portion control and calorie count. I have yet to give up my KFC or Whataburger (but my weight loss would probably be more rapid if I did).

  4. Justin said... April 14, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    me and sarah live like 5 min from vintage park! she loves coco crepes haha

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