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Manhattan Beach Creamery

bakeries/cafes/dessert places

Excuse me, how is it already Thursday?!?  If you follow my personal accounts on Instagram/Twitter you’ll see I’ve been pretty busy with work, and am still catching up from Labor Day Weekend – part of which was spent in Manhattan Beach.

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Julius joined us for the trip…

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…really wanted MB Post, but we went to Manhattan Beach Creamery so they could sit in these crazy chairs outside.

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A lot going on inside the store too!

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The cupcakes

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…and Creamwich Cookie Sandwiches looked incredible.

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I got us some Ice Cream (Heath Bar with Coffee)…

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…and Banana Frozen Yogurt.

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Afterwards we took a walk all the way to Hermosa Beach, where I recognized this place from far away…

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…if you were as obsessed with the show as I was, this exterior shot needs no introduction.

Manhattan Beach Creamery on Urbanspoon

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Blue C Sushi

dessert - dinner - restaurant - vegetarian

I’m at The Arclight several times a month – and have been thrilled to watch the culinary scene expand over the years. All my favorites are within walking distance – Veggie Grill, Stella Barra, Umami Burger, Shophouse – and now Blue C Sushi!

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We sat inside by the conveyer belt

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…which gave us a lovely view of The Dome

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…and a perfect place to get grabby (Abe lost a piece there).

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Everything on the sushi train is priced according to plate colors…

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…and clearly labeled raw/cooked/vegan/gluten-free/etc.

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You can also customize some house specials (like the Tuna BLT, above). I ordered the “Loaded Baked Potato” sans caviar/bacon/bonito so Abe could share it…

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…along with some seafood for myself – an incredible seared white fish in hot oil, with ginger, garlic, and citrus soy.

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The rest, we helped ourselves to, and it was ALL vegetarian!

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Crispy tofu roll (above) and Seaweed Salad…

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…Tamago…

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…Vegetable Tempura with green bean, yam, zucchini, onion…

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…cucumber…

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…Sesame Noodles with Daikon…

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…Spinach Gomae…

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…V-8 Roll – with Gobo Root, Pico de Gallo, and Chili Sauce…

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…Edamame Puree (sorta like my Edamammus!)…

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…and Tofu with Chili Sauce.

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Everything was really tasty (Abe was seriously in veggie heaven) but I was astounded at how good dessert (also self-serve) wound up being.

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Super fresh fruit + a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie…

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…plus the softest, moistest (<—apologies to those who hate the word) Vanilla Cupcake.

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Thanks so much to the Blue C Sushi team for treating us to a feast! We’ll definitely be back for many movie/dinner date nights.

Blue C Sushi on Urbanspoon

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Woods Hole Inn

breakfast - travel

We’ve been back in Los Angeles since Monday, but my heart is still in Cape Cod

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…specifically, in Woods Hole…

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…at the Woods Hole Inn

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…in The Penzance Room

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…where I took not only a shower…

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…but the best bath of my life…

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…and emerged only to look at the balcony view

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…and eat dinner at Quicks Hole Tavern.

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Such a bummer we couldn’t stay longer – left before their complimentary breakfast was served…

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…but was given a bag to go!

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FYI, this is NOT your everyday continental B&B food – a delicious tomato/spinach/mushroom quiche, carrot cake, greek yogurt with berries and granola…

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…luckily I get to recreate the memory back home.

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If you’re looking for somewhere luxurious on Cape Cod to celebrate a special occasion (or even elope) this is the place!