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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foodbloggers

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 Рat Рgmail Рdot Рcom) 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!