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26 Beach

appetizers - dinner

We stopped by Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon for a little pool-side action…

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…then returned to the sand and ocean for one last meal!

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Uncle Robert, Aunt Heidi, and crew returned from their trip. I prepped an appetizer for the travelers – Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Brie.

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Sautée a bag of Baby Spinach in EVOO with Garlic Salt…

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…mix with some chopped, marinated artichoke hearts + a few heaping tablespoons of Lemon Herb Aioli

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Top with slices of brie, and broil til the cheese is melted…

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F.E.D. (Fast | Easy | Delicious)

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This is how I ate my two crackers – a thick slather with a cherry (tomato) on top, then folded into a sandwich.

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Dinner was takeout from 26 Beach…how appropriate to end our staycation!

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They’re known for their burgers, particularly the Sushi ones, which are award-winning.

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I ordered the Spicy Tuna – and yes, it is chopped Ahi IN ADDITION to a Beef Patty.

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Also piled on there – green onion, ginger, nori, lettuce, tomato, and wasabi-shoyu-mayo.

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So weird how something can be so familiar and strange at the same time. It tasted exactly how I wanted it to taste – with an extra dose of AHI-Mazingness!

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Massive too – I cut half immediately to save for later.

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Bite of their meat lasagna…

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…seriously, what CAN’T they do well? Am curious about their other burgers, especially the PB & Jelly one (<—here’s an at-home recipe version).

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Although 26 Beach has amazing-souding desserts, ours was homemade – an Apple Brown Betty Crumble I threw together with leftover muffin crumbs

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…plus a fruit salad of cantaloupe, strawberries, and balsamic glaze.

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Will have to do a recap recipe – I have a couple thoughts on this one!!!

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Good to be home, but I think we all miss the beach already.

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  • http://www.sweetpotatobites.com allie@sweetpotatobites.com

    i love 26 beach – i always got the napa burger but i may have to try the spicy tuna next!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      I’m determined to eat every single one off the menu!

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I love your simple & delicious spinach/artichoke/brie dip! I’m putting it on my easy appetizer list!

    The spicy tuna burger sounds very intriguing!

  • http://happyprettysweet.com Akaleistar

    That burger looks amazing!

  • http://saltedspoon.blogspot.com Redd H from Salted Spoon

    That all looks so good! I love the idea of brie in the dip. I made a Kale and Avocado dip last week that I think you might really like. Recipe is here:

    http://saltedspoon.blogspot.com/2012/06/creamy-avocado-and-kale-dip-and-not.html

    Let me know what you think if you try it!

  • http://www.skinnyrunner.com SkinnyRunner

    i just had ahi last night on a salad so i want to try the burger now but am also scared at the same time. i just went and looked up the menu to learn more bc now im intrigued…

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      don’t be scared – it’s amazing (and better the next day, cold). if you try any of the other burgers let me know!

  • http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan

    When I ate at 26 Beach, I had the sushi burger, too — but I was intrigued by the PB&J burger… so I had to make it at home. Thanks for the shoutout to my recipe. I hope you try it. It’s really, REALLY good.

    Happy summer!

  • http://www.whoa-men.blogspot.com Abbie

    26 Beach is one of my favorite “Girls’ Brunch” spots, but I’ve never been at an appropriate time of day to try the burgers. Are they as good as they say??

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      Yessssss!!!!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love brie and that dip looks so good!