A Squared: The Tastemaker Top 10 with Brittani & Katie of Pleasantly Petite

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Tastemaker Top 10 with Brittani & Katie of Pleasantly Petite

The Tastemaker Top 10 is a collection of 10 questions asked by me and answered by some of my favorite bloggers. Here they will tell you a little bit about themselves, their blogs, and of course, their favorite foods and restaurants. I have a special double Tastemaker feature for you today: Brittani and Katie are the blogging team behind the adorable fashion blog Pleasantly Petite. They're here today to tell you all about their foodie favorites!

Name: Brittani Friedman & Katie Betken
Blog: Pleasantly Petite

Location: Chicago, IL

In a few sentences, tell us a little bit about your blog. Pleasantly Petite is a fashion and lifestyle diary where we express our love for fashion, style, beauty, and life in the city. It gives you two different perspectives from two best friends with both similar and uniquely different tastes.

Now, tell us about your...

1. Favorite meal, food, or cuisine:

Brittani: Italian, anything Italian!
Katie: It would have to be my Sicilian family's cooking. You can't find anything better! (Arancini and panelle are our specialities)

2. Least favorite meal, food, or cuisine:
Brittani: Anything with mushrooms in it
Katie: Anchovies - I don't like fishy tastes.

3. Favorite restaurant in your city:
Brittani: La Scarola
Katie: Pierrot Gourmet

4. Favorite restaurant outside of your city:

Brittani: The Greek Islands in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Katie: Pizzeria Bianco in Scottsdale, Arizona

5. Favorite food memory:
Brittani: Having my boyfriends 100% italian mothers home cooking for the first time, YUM!
Katie: Helping and learning how to make kolaczki cookies with my Grandmother.

6. Favorite guilty pleasure food:
Brittani: Red velvet cupcakes
Katie: Anything chocolate covered (really, anything)

7. Favorite ingredient (something you love to cook with, or something you see on a menu and know you have to order):
Brittani: Any kind of cheese or something that comes with dipping sauce
Katie: Olive oil - I love that you can use it as a substitute for almost anything, so versatile!

8. Favorite recipe:
Brittani: Skinny Chicken Pesto Bake - http://www.pleasantlypetite.com/2014/06/skinny-chicken-pesto-bake.html
Katie: Frostbitini- http://www.pleasantlypetite.com/2014/01/frostbitini.html?m=1

9. Favorite kitchen tool, utensil, product, etc.: 
Brittani: The Magic Bullet
Katie: An electronic wine opener because I am manual wine opener challenged. 

10. Favorite thing about blogging: 
Brittani: Being able to help our readers by inspiring them with what we post.
Katie: Giving as much to the blogging community as we receive back. Its an amazing thing to be a part of!

11. BONUS! Five favorite blogs/blogs that A Squared readers should know about: 
With A Wink And A Twirl
Upbeat Soles
Sequins and Sea-breezes
A Lily Love Affair
I'm a Little

Thanks so much for your thoughts, Brittani & Katie!

Do you have a blogger that you'd recommend to be featured on the Tastemaker Top 10? Or are you a blogger that would like to participate? Email me at aasquaredblog@gmail.com and let me know!

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