Bottomless Mimosas, Brigantine Restaurant, Cafe Entourage, California Vacation, carne asada, Charlie's Brownies, Coronado Beach, EDGE Magazine, Hotel Del Coronado, LA, R. Preston Clark, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, Saddle Ranch Chop House, San Diego, Seaport Village, Sixth and Market Sushi, The Waffle, Universal Studios City Walk, Yelp
Last Saturday around 11:00am, I arrived an East Coast girl on the West side, ready to take in some sun & palm trees!! As this was my first trip to Cali, my mandatory to-do list was hitting the beach, meeting cool people and most importantly, eating Amaziiing Food. It all went down, folks! And my trip was a BLAST. Special s/o to my host, the BFF, “R. Preston Clark.”
So I arrived in San Diego starviiiing and was immediately taken to one of the thousand taco shops that line the inner city streets. My favorite fastfood Mexican experience was definitely the carne asada fries. YUMMMM.
After I fed my belly and made a couple stops, we hit the road to LA. The scenery during the drive was beautiful. The never-ending mountains, the aesthetically pleasing homes – the landscape almost made up for the LA traffic adding an extra hour and a half to our trip… UGH.
First stop in LA, I had to visit the legendary Roscoe’s for chicken and waffles. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but hey, I’d pay for the experience again.
That night, I met the lovely ladies of EDGE Magazine at their 2nd Annual Anniversary party at Cafe Entourage. D.R.E.A.M. Life was featured in the Mag in 2010, so I was honored to be a part of their continued success complete with celeb sitings, yummy desserts from Charlie’s Brownies and a fire blazing rooftop.
True to the post party munchies, we found a spot - The Waffle - for late night eats and random conversation with newfound friends.
The next morning, we brunched at Saddle Ranch Chop House at Universal Studios City Walk. This place has bottomless mimosas Monday – Friday for $10, until 3pm… Enough said.
Then, we hit the road back to Diego. I got a chance to explore downtown at my leisure. The structure of the outdoor malls, plus the shops and restaurants were a pleasant mix of city and sunshine. And thanks to Yelp, I found Thee BEST sushi I’ve Ever had, PERIOD – at Sixth and Market Sushi *drools*.
That night we went to Seaport Village for cupcakes & calamari. I thought daytime in the city was awesome but the cool breeze at night overlooking the water…. Priceless.
I spent my last day at the Coronado Beach. We took a trip to the historically haunted Hotel Del Coronado (also the film site of “Some Like It Hot”), but of course I wasn’t scared! Dinner at Brigantine Restaurant was on point for seafood – I’m mad I let the BFF have my leftovers!
I’m not a beach person, but overall, this experience was Thee Dopest. Let’s just say walking in the sand during the day is great for friends and even better for lovers, ya dig.
Anywhoo, without further verbiage, see my Cali experience for yourself… Enjoy!!
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Til next time West Coast.. Hugs & CirKISSES…
- C. Sturdi