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Nick’s on 2nd

blogger meetup - breakfast - restaurant - vegetarian

Just got back from a little drive down to Long Beach with Emily to meet Karla at Nick’s on 2nd.

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The breakfast menu is small, but filled with many good choices.

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I ordered an egg white omelet with spinach, fruit…

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…and homemade English Muffin.

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Karla opted for waffles…

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…and Emily ordered Omar’s Skillet – eggs, hash browns, chorizo, cheese, salsa, black beans, avocado…basically everything in the world.

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Long time virtual friends, now real-life ones too!

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Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

breakfast - travel

Oh, take me back to Ojai!!!  Here’s the magical place we stayed – The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.  Situated on a golf course…

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…with majestic grounds and many pools.  My tip – go to the spa one if you want shade/quiet!

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I didn’t actually utilize any of the spa services or classes…

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…mostly we hung out in here.

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This is one of the Wallace Neff Rooms, which includes a wonderful view of the mountains…

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…two free drinks in the evening, and complimentary breakfast.

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I ordered an Egg White Omelet with Kale/Shrooms/Tomatoes, while Abe got the Granola and Yogurt Breakfast.

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The unexpected winner was the salsa!

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Stayed indoors; it was a bit too warm during our trip to be outside…

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…though there are plenty of interesting places for that too.

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If you’ve been to Ojai, what are your favorite places to stay?  We plan on coming back in November; loved this hotel, obviously, but it’s a bit $$$.

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Blue Plate Oysterette

dessert - dinner - restaurant - salads

Blue Plate Oysterette has been on my radar for a while now – they are well-known in Santa Monica, and recently opened closer to my side of town, on 3rd Street.

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I left the vegetarian at home and brought Christy

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…we went to celebrate her birthday!

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She ordered the Red Trout – similar to salmon – with a side of seriously mind-blowing coconut brown rice…

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…and perfectly-cooked baby zucchini.

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I really dug my dish as well – a Shrimp Cobb – with beets, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and dill dressing.  I left off the bacon/blue cheese and it was plenty flavorful.

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For dessert they brought out a Coconut Sorbet with Strawberries, Mint Syrup, and a candle!

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We had a great time – it just got CRAZY LOUD inside, similar to my visit at Connie and Ted’s.  There’s an outdoor patio; next time I’ll have to request to eat there.  I’m not sure what’s up with these LA Seafood Restaurants and their poor indoor acoustics…but I’ll be back!

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