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The Farmer and the Cook

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The Farmer and the Cook came highly recommended by everyone who heard we were heading to Ojai.

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It’s a vegetarian restaurant (yes, owned by a farmer and a cook) with a market inside…

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…and a pizza oven on the patio.

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We wound up ordering other things, though the pies did look delicious.

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Super fresh Chilled Sun Gold Tomato Soup, with Avocado…

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…a Kale Caesar Salad with Cashew Cheese…

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…and regular cheese on a stellar Veggie Burger, made from lentils – served with Vegenaise and Banana Chutney.

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This dinner made us so freaking happy.  I’m curious about their Mexican menu – and of course, those pizzas!

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Beachwood Cafe

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Abe and I love driving around the Hollywood Hills after our (bi-weekly) vegan gelato trips to Scoops.  Often, we’ll end up passing Beachwood Cafe, which looks so cozy and comforting…

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…we finally took the time to stop in – and I’m so thrilled we did.

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I loved everything about this place, from its design…

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…to its food philosophy.

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Everything on the menu sounded good to me – I wound up ordering a “Fez Bowl” – quinoa, wild mushrooms, greens, baby carrots…

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…raw beet salad, shallot yogurt, and harissa sauce.

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Abe also went vegetarian (of course) with their homemade burger…

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…brown rice, shrooms, cashew, walnuts, vegan mayo, avocado, arugula, and tomato.

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Loved how low-key and mellow this place was.  In fact, I’m hesitant to admit how much we enjoyed ourselves, because we plan on coming back often, and don’t want it to get too crowded!

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The Greyhound

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Return to Highland Park! I’m rarely in that ‘hood but found myself back after Sunday’s brunch

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The Greyhound is a bar that opened earlier this year.  I was invited to check them out.

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Arrived at noon on a Monday, so no alcohol for me.  Well, never alcohol for me

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…but I did find a willing partner!

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Although they have plenty of beers/wine, their cocktail menu is quite extensive.  Jenny was brought one that was “dry and citrus, but spirit forward.”  This was “La Grande Roja” – Tequila Cabez, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Aperol, Vanilla Bean Syrup, Lime, and Atomized Citrus Oil.

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Now on to the part I’m interested in…

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…BACON! Or, Single Malt Scotch-Cured, House-Smoked Pork Belly.

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The owners have roots in Father’s Office so of course they have a great burger…

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…this one IS actually customizable, and only $8 with a beer during Happy Hour.

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Vegetarians, there’s a burger on the menu for you too – I didn’t try it, but I can vouch for this perfect cornbread, a recipe from owner Mateo’s dad.

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Particularly giddy about their dessert menu – featuring goodies by Quenelle.

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Palm Sugar Blondie (above) and Red Velvet Cake…

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…everything you want in a neighborhood bar, as far as I’m concerned.

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Even though Highland Park isn’t exactly around the corner from me (and I don’t drink), I’ll definitely be back.  I love the casual vibe, the food is solid, and Jenny’s a regular!

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