Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain

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That’s Abe, out on the cold/wet/windy beach with the dogs yesterday. I watched him, in my warm PJ’s, while eating a morning snack.

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What makes braving these kinda road conditions worth it?!?

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Amazing brunch, with good friends.

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This was our first time at Westside Tavern and we loved it. Randall and Jae were kind enough to treat us, too!

I ordered the Grilled Vegetable Panini without the goat cheese. Comes with a choice of salad, homemade chips, fries, or soup.

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Definitely a chowdah kinda day! New England Clam – with bacon, and oyster crackers

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I finished half the sandwich – Nine Grain stuffed with portabella, zucchini, eggplant, roasted tomatoes, and pesto

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Tried a bite of everyone else’s meals too. Everything tasted as good as it looks!

Abe’s Flatbread with Roasted Tomato, Burrata, Pesto, Arugula and Parm

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Off the weekend brunch menu – Randall’s Short Rib Chilaquilles, with fried egg, avocado, and thick tortilla chips

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Jae’s Crab Cake Benedict – with Avocado and Hollandaise, plus potatoes

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Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better…

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…banana pudding with…

(wait for it)

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PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Elvis would be so proud.

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The restaurant is just downstairs from the Westside Pavilion’s Landmark Theater. As we passed by the display for James Franco’s 127 Hours wardrobe, Abe wondered if the mannequin should be missing an arm?

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(I suppose that would’ve been in poor taste.)

The scene outside was like a big-budget disaster movie! Tons of power outages, accidents, and general weirdness going on. I counted 5 fire trucks on the road.

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Our dinner plans fizzled out so I threw together some quick salads at the beach house.

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My bowl:

  • Arugula
  • Leftover Grilled Veggie Sandwich fillings from lunch, chopped
  • Sun Dried Tomato in oil
  • Carrots
  • Frozen string beans and corn
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette + squeeze of lemon
  • Crumbled Boca Burger

Polished off Abe’s remnants as well

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Dessert – peeled, split, ‘n’ shared

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We’ve been watching a few New Orleans movies in preparation for our trip. Rainy nights are good for one thing – black and white movies!!!

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STELLAAAAAA

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16 thoughts on “Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain

  1. lequan

    Omg EVERYTHING you guys had for brunch looks absolutely delicious. Those crab cakes are screaming my name. I must try this place when I visit LA. Yummerz!!!

  2. Erica

    Brunch is ALWAYS worth braving the weather :) And boy does it all look yummy. I think Abe wins for the tastiest looking dish…but the dessert comes in a close second :)

  3. Elaine

    So glad you enjoyed the vegetable paninni too :-) I live nearby so I go there often, their chicken soup and lamb sandwich au jus are amazing also!

  4. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo)

    STELLLLLLAAAAA! Last year we organized a Movie Club (like a book club for movies) for our family and chose Streetcar and brought white wifebeaters and made everyone wear them. I put it on the blog. It was hilarious. LOVE that movie.

    That photo of abe outside cracked me up… at first I thought it was a little speck of bird poo on the window!

    Glad you’re enjoying the beach house!

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