Lemonade Lunch

drinks - restaurant - salads

Blogger meetup today! I drank a Vega Shake and Go to tide me over during my morning walk.

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Yes, that would be a “Chicken Run” Crazy Straw in a Pac-Man glass…

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No, I don’t have kids.

I thought Lemonade would be a good meeting place for lunch since you don’t need reservations for big groups, it’s cafeteria style (to make payment a breeze), and the food is great!

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I blogged about the Lemonade on Abbot Kinney before, but this was my first time at the one on Beverly. Very similar to the Venice location.

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I ordered 2 portions of their ready-made salads, which really means 4 options (a portion = 2 scoops).

Sampled the chicken breast with butternut squash, grapes, and oregano…

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..but ultimately went with some other choices

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  • Sweet Potato and Pistachio
  • Brussels Sprouts, shaved parmesan, balsamic
  • Poached chicken, green mango, jicama, chili
  • Spaghetti Squash, farro, pomegranate

The indoor space is small, but there’s plenty of outdoor seating!

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My dining companions:

Ameena’s daughter Maya snapped this photo of us before we left – she’s quite the photographer, for someone who hasn’t even started kindergarten yet…

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Fun brunch! I always love meeting new foodies via the blog.  Speaking of meetups, I am going to be in NYC beginning of September.  Email me (actorsdiet – at – gmail – dot – com) if you want to chat and chew!

Stopped by Whole Foods on the way back to get dog food, wound up picking up a six-pack of Zevia. This is a flavor I’ve never tried:

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It was no Dr. Pepper, which I’m guessing it’s trying to imitate. There’s something medicinal/cough syrup-y about it (although it’s not nearly that bad).

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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  • http://foodmakesfunfuel.com Evan Thomas

    Sweet potato and pistachio sounds like one hell of a combo

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    Lemonade looks so cool!! I love that you’re able to sample several salads. They all sound so good-the brussel sprouts one especially :-D

  • http://runwritetherapylife.wordpress.com caronae

    I feel like any restaurant named Lemonade has to be kinds cute, ya know?

  • http://edenseats.wordpress.com edenseats

    It was great meeting you Lynn! I knew you would be nice, but you exceeded my expectations! your also so beautiful. Your headshot is gorgeous, but your even prettier in real life, if thats possible!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      aw thanks eden!!!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Looks like everyone had a good time. Good to see Christy again.

    I think I will miss you by a week or two in NYC. :( I’ll be there later this month.

    Happy Saturday evening to you.

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    Looks like a fun meet up! I went to my first one a few weeks ago and I loved it. There is something so great about meeting up with people that you feel like you already know and that you share so much in common with already. I hope you have a great evening!

  • http://sweetandsweat.com sweetandsweat

    Those brussel sprouts look deliciouss!

  • http://www.adventuresinwanting.com Kim

    Sorry I couldn’t be there! Looks like a good crowd :) Glad you ladies had fun!

  • http://www.healthytwists.com Hallie

    What a fun meet up. I might have to drive up to LA for the next one :-)

  • http://hikebikeeat.blogspot.com Becki @ HikeBikeEat

    Woohoo! Thanks for setting this up, Lynn! This should definitely be something we do often! And I’m going back to Lemonade to try something else next week – you’ve created an obsession.

  • http://secondcityrandomness.wordpress.com Amy @ Second City Randomness

    It looks like you girlies had such a gorgeous day out! I heart blogger meetups! :)

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  • http://www.twobooswhoeat.blogspot.com Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)

    Andy and I had a great time! Lemonade was delicious and it was great meeting you. Sorry I had to leave kind of early. I’d love to come to another meet up in the future!

  • http://sorellsays.blogspot.com Sorell Says…

    This is one of my favorite places to eat!! I love the farro mushroom parmesan salad! And the mini red velvet cupcakes :)

  • http://runsarah.wordpress.com Run Sarah

    That place looks awesome, what a fun concept!

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    Looks super fun! I love that you could get so many different things.

  • http://cookinginthepocket.wordpress.com Cooking in the pocket

    Can I join next time??!! I was too SHY to meet the new people!! : p
    Looks like you guys had fun and yum time!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      yes next time don’t be shy and come on out!