A day in Laguna beach..this goes along with my post yesterday about vegan donuts, which i enjoyed with ed and deanna templeton and melissa and ted last weekend. we drove down to The Stand and had burgers, tamales, and hummus and guacamole sandwiches with plenty of sweet and sour sauce (not the bright pink kind at chinese take-out places, but a home-made deliciously tangy one to drizzle on everything). we walked on the beach for a bit, took pix and then headed off to The Bucks for some tasty beverages and to have those amazing vegan cake donuts from The Donuttery. Perfect sunny Sunday catching up, eating, and drinking with great friends.
**last pic of Ed is of him checking instagram. he posted about our donuts and we kept guessing how many likes it had every five minutes. at this moment it has 1375! that’s what happens when you have 55K followers. dang…
In honor of my brother’s birthday today i’m posting this Madballs commercial from when we were kids. We each had a Madball with a different character on it and we’d sit in our hallway for hours and throw them back and forth before dinner. Happy birthday big brother! Now days we play music together, like this..
They are doing it, for real people, over at Susan Feniger’s STREET, and I’m not just saying that cos i know the chefs. They are REALLY making the best vegan food in Los Angeles and they aren’t even a vegan restaurant. They recently underwent a menu change, making it more veggie/vegan friendly than with past menus, cut portion size so it’s more tapas style now, and lowered the price point a bit. The food is awesome, to say the least. it’s flavorful, mouth-watering, delicious, complex, perfectly seasoned, nicely spiced, and most importantly..not your typical familiar dishes veganized. Last October they did an all veggie night called Herbivore Like Never Before, which sold out. I think it opened their eyes to a new crowd and new ingredients. and that is SO good for every veggie in this town (or visiting this town) cos now you can go in any night of the week and get about 20 things. i’ve never tasted vegenaise used so well!
I went with my fave food loving homies, Ed and Deanna Templeton, a few nights ago to try it. “Why hasn’t Quarrygirl been here to try this new stuff?” we were thinking. She needs to get on it! This would BLOW HER MIND! Now, I’m a fan of tofurkey reubens and orange “chicken” and tempeh and all that.. I love RFD and Flore and M cafe and Madeleine Bistro, BUT this food is sooo not that food. it’s all crazy stuff i’ve never heard of, flavors i’ve never tasted, and stuff you can’t get anywhere else. We ate so much. We were so happy and full when we left. Here are the highlights…click on pictures for descriptions. we can not wait to go back.