Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Restaurant Review: Zivaz in Tucson, AZ

Tucson foodie. Foodie in general, actually-- that is one way I identify myself (along with my boyfriend). For fun, we have a list of all the restaurants in Tucson, AZ that we need to try out. This time around, we tried Zivaz Mexican Bistro on Campbell Ave. in Central Tucson. I want to start reviewing restaurants through my blog because it is something I love to do!

When you walk in, you see a menu along with a counter where you place your order. My first impression was that this is a small and casual restaurant. The restaurant was pretty empty. Considering it was 7pm on a Monday night, there should be more than 2 tables filled. But anyways, once you place your order, you take a number and take a seat until your food is brought to you.

I usually have a rule that when I go to restaurants, everyone has to order something different. That way we can see more of a variety! But at Zivaz, one of the menu favorites is a carne asada burrito, so Taylor and I couldn't help but both order that.

Once we sat down, we were immediately brought chips and 2 different salsas-- one traditional salsa and one salsa verde. These salsas were mild in spice, and very good! We cleaned out the salsa and chips by the time the burritos came, so we asked for some more salsa to put on our burrito.

The burritos were served after about 10-15 minutes, which I wouldn't call extremely fast service considering the restaurant was dead but it was perfect timing to grab drinks and finish up the chip and salsa.

The burritos were delicious-- no doubt about that. Half way into the burritos, we both had wished we just split one instead of ordering two. The burrito came with the meat of your choice (the carne asada was a great choice), cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro, chipotle aoili, rice, and beans. It was served with a side of cabbage and radishes, drizzled in ranch which I didn't care for. We definitely could have done without that.

Overall, we would rate this restaurant 3.5/5 stars.

If you live in Tucson and found this review helpful, please comment down below! This is my first review so I am still learning.

Friday, April 8, 2016

One Year of Blogging...

Today Darling Trend turns one year old! I can't believe that one year ago is when I bought my first domain, reconstructed the design to what I desired, and managed to continually post throughout the year (even though it was sparingly due to my busy school schedule). I can't help but look back on the past year and reflect on what I have accomplished-- photo collaborations with different photographers, partnerships with companies to try out their products and post honest reviews, a collaboration with a web designer to help me design my website, nearly 1000 Instagram followers (still getting there... username is "darlingtrend" if you want to help the cause), and the audacity to put myself out there and post regularly, regardless of what judgements came my way.

I am proud of the accomplishments Darling Trend has attained over the year, and I can only imagine what is to come. I'll be studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic with my University from the end of May until the end of July, and plan on regularly posting about my experiences with the European fashion, food, and travel that I discover. I CAN'T WAIT!

Thank you for the continued support. I am so thrilled to see where this next year takes us! XO