Where You Can Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 9:39 pm

Peanut butter is one of those magical foods that just tastes good with everything. From the iconic PB & J to a scoop right out of the jar, this healthy fat should be a staple in your pantry.

It complements bananas, chocolate, toast and can even shine in savory dishes. It only makes sense that this versatile food has a day of its own. Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day on January 24 and enjoy peanut butter in all its tasty applications.

Real Food Daily 1-21-2016

Peanut Butter Cream Pie and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake – Real Food Daily

If death by peanut butter were a real thing, we would know just who was the culprit. Real Food Daily’s decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake and new Peanut Butter Cream Pie are just a few mouthfuls away from peanut butter heaven.

The Peanut Butter Cream Pie is replacing their Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes. This new addition to the dessert case features a maple-sweetened gluten-free crust and a luscious peanut butter cream filling topped with peanuts and a dash of sea salt.

If you like your peanut butter in slurp-able form, this is the drink for you. The indulgent Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake is a new take on the soda fountain classic – it’s made with chocolate coconut ice cream, hemp milk, natural peanut butter and a pinch of sea salt. The slight saltiness balances the rich whipped cream topping.

Oh, and, by the way, both these decadent desserts are vegan.

Real Food Daily is located at 899 E Del Mar Blvd. Call (626) 844-8900 or visit www.realfood.com.

Crepe Studio 1-21-2016

PB & N Crepe – CrepeStudio

Crepes are the ideal companion to peanut butter, or any topping for that matter. The Peanut Butter and Nutella crepe at CrepeStudio is a pure pocketful of joy. This chewy, light crepe comes filled with creamy bananas, topped with whipped peanut butter and Nutella, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with almonds. the peanut butter provides a richness that compliments the Nutella in a craving-worthy – but not too sweet way – and the banana adds a hint of sweetness. The slivered almonds really take this dish to the next level by adding a light crunch and texture.

CrepeStudio is located at 99 E Union Street. Call (626) 844-8810 or visit www.crepestudio.com.

Congregation 1-21-2016

Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout – Congregation Ale House

Peanut butter is not usually something enjoyed in liquid form but the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout, which is available by the bottle at Congregation, opens an entire world of peanut butter possibility. This smooth, incredibly peanut butter-licious stout is a full-bodied drink with a slight coffee taste. It is the perfect end to any evening and would be even better with a side of ice cream or peanut butter cups.

Congregation Ale House is located at 300 S Raymond Ave. Call (626) 403-2337 or visit www.congregationalehouse.com.

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Peanut Butter Meringue Pie – Pie ‘n Burger

This unique pie is offered every other day – in rotation with Butterscotch Meringue. The unique Peanut Butter Meringue is a one-of-a-kind dessert, piled high with delectable homemade vanilla whipped cream. If you can’t get enough of it, or came on the wrong day, order a full pie ahead of time.

Pie ‘n Burger is located at 913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106. Phone: (626) 795-1123.


Pad Thai Two Ways – Saladang Song

If you think you know Thai food, maybe you should reconsider. Saladang Song offers Pad Thai two ways – Pad Thai and Saladang Garden Pad Thai – that will have you reconsider your foodie knowledge. The first Pad Thai is a mild version of paprika, laced noodles served under a thin blanket of egg and topped with a mountain of peanuts. Manager, Alisa Karnsomport, describes this as an extremely palatable version of the dish.

The second incarnation of Pad Thai, called Saladang Garden Pad Thai, is a traditional Thai presentation. These noodles come topped with peanuts and served with a wedge of lime. Karnsomport recommends squeezing lime for an authentic Thai taste. These savory noodles, sparkle with flavor. The lime adds a depth to the taste and the peanuts add a finishing crunch.

If noodles aren’t your thing, enjoy curry cooked Satay chicken skewers and cucumber salad with rich, sweet peanut sauce. This creamy dip is the perfect way to start any meal. Peanuts are an essential part to these Thai dishes and offer a savory take on everyone’s favorite nut butter.

Saladang Song is located at 383 S Fair Oaks Ave. Call (626) 793-5200 or visit www.saladang-thai.com.

Slaters 1-21-2016

Peanut Butter & Jellousy Burger – Slater’s 50/50

This unheard-of burger is a brand new take on the PB & J. It features Brandt beef, thick cut bacon, peanut butter, strawberry jelly and honey wheat bun. This sandwich may not be for everyone but it’s definitely one any self-proclaimed foodie must try.

Slater’s 50/50 is located at 61 N Raymond Ave. Call 626) 765-9700 or visit www.slaters5050.com.

The Dog Bakery 1-21-2016

Mutter Butter Cookies – The Dog Bakery

Grab a treat for your favorite four-legged friend and the aptly named Mutter Butter cookie is one of the most popular options for pups. This drool-worthy canine cookie is made from real peanut butter and wheat flour, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, applesauce, honey and shortening.

The Dog Bakery is located at 36 W Colorado Blvd. Call (626) 440-0443 or visit www.thedogbakery.com.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy peanut butter? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.



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