by Native Foods Cafe
This edition of Native Foodie in the Spotlight features Lisa Herdel, who frequents our Costa Mesa location, when she isn't traveling the world for her pretty sweet job. We asked Lisa the questions,and she gave us some answers... Thanks Lisa!
Where are you from?
What is your sign?
What do you do for a living?
I am an international flight attendant
If you were to come back as an animal what would you like it to be?
I'd be a crow. They are beautiful, graceful yet mysterious & have the freedom to see the world, wherever, whenever...and for free!
What do you want to be when you “grow-up”?
When I grow up I want to be a rock star! But if that doesn't work out I'm happy to be the worlds first female Formula 1 driver!
Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
In my family home I was always surrounded by animals, 2 rabbits, 1 guinea pig, many fish, 2 canaries, 2 budgies, a lovebird, a cockatiel, 2 cats & 3 dogs. Unfortunately my job makes it hard to have pets but I would one day like to have 1 cat & 2 dogs.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
That's a hard question. I guess until I've travelled the world I can't really make a decision. But Australia is a really beautiful place!
What should we know about you?
Well, I am part of a pit crew for a sprintcar team in Melbourne & a couple of years ago I travelled the US with a World of Outlaws sprintcar team & worked with them. Amazing experience!
What is your favorite current menu item at Native Foods Café?
I am loving The Bangkok Curry Bowl.
Do you have a signature dish you make at home?
I have a yummy lasagne that I'm known for, I make from scratch, it takes me a while but it's worth it!
What was your first concert ever?
My first concert was "Big Day Out", it is an all day festival in Australia where awesome bands all come together.
What are your favorite bands/ musicians?
No Doubt is my all time number 1, Gwen Stefani is amazing! A VERY close second is shared between Nickelback & Foo Fighters, way too hard to decide.
Do you like to dance? If so, what is your favorite song to get down to?
I love to dance! Dont know if I'm any good at it but that doesn't tend to bother me. Favorite song to dance to? I have a couple, Stevie Wonder's "Supersticious" & Sir Mix-a-lot "Baby Got Back".
What do you do in your free time?
I spend my free time with my family and friends or cuddled up on the couch watching a movie with my boyfriend David. I spend so much time away from home it's nice to just sit back & relax.
What is you favorite book and why?
"Scar Tissue" by Anthony Keidis. It reminds me that everybody has a story & a struggle no matter where they are or what they are.
Do aliens exist?
I believe there is something out there, I'm just waiting for the proof.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Vanilla, you can have it plain or turn it into just about any flavour you like!
Tofu, tempeh, or seitan? Tempeh
The Scorpion Burger at Native Foods Cafe, with homemade tempeh!