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4.15.2012

cafeteria style dining...meet Lemonade

Last week we spent a few days in LA to shop and eat and check out a new museum.  My daughter did a little research to find a lunch spot in Brentwood/Santa Monica.  We were more than delighted with her find.  Lemonade turned out to be the perfect place for a quick, inexpensive, but delicious lunch.  They serve cafeteria style, but don't let that scare you away.  They have so many healthy salads to choose from.  We went with a spicy kale and cucumber salad and one with red quinoa.  We also each had a small side of white truffle macaroni and cheese.  Yum!  We had guests this weekend and I overheard my daughter describing the food.  She said the macaroni and cheese was prepared stove top and not baked.  Gosh, hard to believe she's only 17!  We chose a blood orange lemonade and a watermelon rosemary.  Worth a stop just for the lemonade...oh and they have amazing desserts.



7 comments:

  1. Vancouver Art Gallery has a great cafeteria as does The Getty...north of L.A.
    I was so gobsmacked by the quality of their food I would go back in a heart beat...
    the travertine and the art are wonderful too!

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  2. Sounds like such a fun day! I just had blood orange lemonade for the first time this weekend and it's amazing. It must be the new thing!

    Spicy kale and cucumber salad with red quinoa, hmmm, I might have to make that up as I am obsessed with kale. Isn't it funny how kale is being served everywhere now? Every restaurant I go to has some sort of kale salad on their menu. That wasn't the case 6 months ago, or maybe I never noticed it before because I wasn't a fan until recently.

    BTW, I love what Elizabeth did with my blog. I am hiring her for more. She is top notch!

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  3. Yum, looks delicious for a quick lunch with friends! The lemonade looks great too!

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  4. This looks sooo good! great find! I am bookmarking this post in my travel folders in case I get out that way soon.

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  5. What a sweet looking place! I love those lemonade cups!!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  6. Annie,
    Thanks for the tip about this on my blog. Loving all the fun places to eat while I am here. I am going to try to get to Lemonade tomorrow, my last day. Love unique places like this. Can't wait to try the watermelon rosemary. Yum!

    Kim

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  7. Annie, With your recommendation, Jeff and I went to Lemonade over the weekend...twice! I got the Ginger Peach lemonade and it was so good! If you make it back...try the Lemon Macaroon. They are huge so you can split it between two.

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