Bloggy Sunday

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - breakfast - soup/stew

cow dance emoticonHappy Food Dance!

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A polished off jar of Almond Butter could only mean one thing:

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This morning’s Oats In A Jar mix had oat bran, frozen organic strawberries, Vanilla Stevia, and egg whites. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – ONLY DO THIS WITH GLASS CONTAINERS.

I think I did a magnificent job cleaning out the nut butter remnants:

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Befitting that I ate a blogger-inspired breakfast, since I had a meetup in the afternoon! Here’s Amanda and Andy:

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Sophia and Kaitlin (the one photographing her food, of course)

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We went to the Pasadena Intelligentsia – I’ve been to the Venice and Silverlake locations a few times before. This space is much bigger…

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…and they also serve food:

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Wasn’t in a coffee/tea mood so I ordered a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.

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It was all right – nothing mind-blowing. For $7, can a girl get a hunk of bread on the side?!?

This was Amanda’s “Lasagna Cupcake” – don’t think muffin – it’s basically short ribs wrapped in noodles with salad on top.

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Andy waiting patiently for all of us to finish taking photos so he could finally eat his sandwich…

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The Two Boos liked their dishes; my general impression is that the food is overpriced and not on par with the quality of their brews.

But everything was certainly photogenic!

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  • http://twofeettentoes.blogspot.com Astrid

    I get super jealous but happy at the same time when I see bloggers I know getting together. It reminds me of the memories I have shared with you, too. I wish I had a cool coffee shop nearby to get a delicious scone and coffee drink with hearts on top.

  • ChezJulie

    Sunday, Bloggy Sunday… That restaurant looks like it is a little overly impressed with its food presentation as opposed to value.

  • http://www.supersana.com Sana

    I wonder if Intelligentsia is a midwest and west coast kinda thing! I have not seen one on the east :)

    Have a lovely week :)

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

      i believe they began in chicago and have locations in LA and NYC?!?

  • http://girlspinsmadlyon.blogspot.com Rose

    i’m always a little skeptical of a place where the coffee is better than delicious looking (mediocre tasting) food. why not just serve good coffee, eh?
    glad you had a good time though! looks like fun

  • http://coffeeandthepaper.wordpress.com susan

    Fun meetup!

    Totes hear you on the glass containers. I let my oats cool down before I put them in a plastic jar.

  • sarahe1

    kind of a bummer that the food wasn’t good, but i am TOTALLY going to steal the savory cupcake idea!!

  • http://burpandslurp.com sophia

    Yay!!! It was so fun to hang out again. I get more and more amazed each time by your grace and strength, Lynn. And Amanda, Andy, and Kaitlin FTW! :D

    By the way, I am so glad I ate before I went. Everything was so darn expensive! $3.50 for a muffin! No thanks. But the cappuccino was definitely the best thing I’ve drunk in a while!

  • http://twobooswhoeat.com twobooswhoeat

    I’m convinced that I need your camera now. Your pictures are fabulous! It was so nice getting together today. Thanks for inviting us. We are big coffee lovers and it did not disappoint.

  • http://www.iheartwellness.com Kris | iheartwellness.com

    What a fun day out! I am disappointed when my brew is not up to par when I hit up a place that you think would be divine.

    They look freaking tasty though!

    xxoo

  • http://afreshdille.wordpress.com clairedille

    What a fun meet up! I still need to try the intelligentsia’s!

  • http://rainforestgurl.blogspot.com/ Melissa @ TryingToHeal

    bah, jealous of the meetup this weekend!

    and i love the cow dancing at the beginning of the post. too cute.

  • http://hikebikeeat.blogspot.com Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat

    Where was my invite? Rawr! I like food tooo!!!!

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    It sounds like you had a lovely day…and I love that you were able to connect with some fellow bloggers. How much fun! I find that most really good coffee shops don’t have the best food…they are known for there espresso and brews so I always bring my own treat to eat along with my cup of joe! Thanks for sharing, love!

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    You have some of the best Blogger experiences. :)

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com Simply Life

    what a fun “blogger” day! :)

  • http://newlywednewlyveg.wordpress.com Anna

    You always have such fun bloggy activities! Jealous!

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    Fun! Upsetting that the food wasn’t up to snuff tho :(