Lemonade Lunch

August 7, 2010

in 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 – 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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{ 18 comments }

1 Evan Thomas August 7, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Sweet potato and pistachio sounds like one hell of a combo

2 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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

3 caronae August 7, 2010 at 6:59 pm

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

4 edenseats August 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm

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!

5 Lynn at The Actors Diet August 8, 2010 at 12:12 am

aw thanks eden!!!

6 Cindy August 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

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.

7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm

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!

8 sweetandsweat August 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Those brussel sprouts look deliciouss!

9 Kim August 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm

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

10 Hallie August 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm

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

11 Becki @ HikeBikeEat August 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

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.

12 Amy @ Second City Randomness August 8, 2010 at 8:34 am

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

Enjoy your Sunday!

13 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

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!

14 Sorell Says... August 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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

15 Run Sarah August 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm

That place looks awesome, what a fun concept!

16 lowandbhold August 9, 2010 at 7:26 am

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

17 Cooking in the pocket August 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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

18 Lynn at The Actors Diet August 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm

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

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