Your local businesses are the heart of our communities. They circulate money in our community, provide jobs, and offer unique services or products. Small Business Saturday is a pretty big deal now and always falls the Saturday after Black Friday. It first began in 2010 when American Express launched it then later recognized and supported by the US Senate.
I spent this year’s Small Business Saturday with Infatuation LA, @dailyfoodfeed, @andythenguyen, and many other food bloggers! The day started out at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. Today they had specialty booze- infused @donuts made in collaboration with Jeremy Fall, owner of bar Nighthawk. The different flavors were Coco Puffs with cognac, Honey Nut Cheerios with bourbon, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch with rum. There was also Intelligentsia x Black Cat Espresso cookies along with Jeni’s Ice Cream Truck parked right outside. On top of grabbing some amazing donuts, I got the strawberry jalapeno, chocolate, and ham and cheese croissants. Mr. Holmes never disappoints! Everything was so good.
If you know me, then you know I like to eat dessert first so next stop was dinner at Sweetfin Poke. I used to work nearby and would have lunch there all the time. It is actually my favorite poke spot in LA so I had to swing by for their special #SmallBizSat bowl. It’s an albacore bowl with black- honey chamomile ponzu, preserved meyer lemon, cucumber, daikon radish, edamame, habanero, tempura flakes, and red shiso. As always, SO BOMB. It was actually more spicy than expected. I’m glad I took a bite first before adding sriracha haha. Sweetfin is also known for their popcorn which I have never tried before. After today, I am really confused why I never did because it was amazing! It’s a special popcorn with white chocolate, yuz, and black lava salt. Ugh, I couldn’t even.
I do my best to support small businesses on the daily. How did you spend your money today?