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Blue Plate Oysterette

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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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Think Pink

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I haven’t been back to Pink Taco for a few years – they were kind enough to welcome us in for a hosted weekend lunch!

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Chips n salsa to start…

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…followed by their signature Chopped Salad with avocado, corn, eggs, tomato, black bean vinaigrette…

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…and added shrimp.

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Abe went with one of several vegetarian options – Portobello Mushrooms on corn tortillas with caramelized onion, cotija, truffle aioli…

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…rice and beans.

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I’ve never been here at night, but I would imagine things can get crazy!

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