Saturday, August 11, 2012

When life gives you lemons...

... you'll be glad you're at Lemonade! :D

Lemonade was probably the first place we ate/drank at in LA. Josh's brother took us here because it is one of his favorite places, and now it is one of ours.


First things first, I am a lemonade SNOB. I can't do Minute Maid. It's got to be real, and it's got to be FRESH. Some of the best places to get lemonade include the county fair, Hot Dog on a Stick, and Wendy's. Yeah, I know... I don't sound like much of a snob. But trust me on this... I've done the dirty work for you.

I would have to say that all of my lemonade dreams have come true with the Lemonade restaurants. They have so many great, unique flavors, and they are all good. I wish they had a Big Gulp size, but I'm glad that they don't.

Here's a list of their normal flavors:

Blueberry mint
Watermelon rosemary
Cucumber mint
Peach ginger
Old fashioned
Arnold palmer

When choosing a lemonade, you can sample all of them. DO IT! The two that I have had a full cup of are blood-orange and the watermelon rosemary. Both FAB. And I gotta tell you... there is something about that watermelon rosemary. It is just a great combination of flavors that you might think sound funky. No-- just try it. I'm 95% sure that you will love it... and those are pretty good odds.

Watermelon Rosemary Goodness. 
The first times we visited Lemonade in Brentwood it was all about the lemonade. The third time we went, we were starving. Lucky for us they have great food!

When you go in, just admire the spread. It's frickin' beautiful. Then, ask for a few samples! Every employee that I have encountered is super friendly. We ended up trying two delicious items:

Beef Stroganoff with rice 
Avocado Salmon Louie

When you first walk in, the food prices can be intimidating. My husband and I shared the above and it was the perfect amount. First of all, you can get the rice on the side for $1.00 and they give you a lot of it. The beef stroganoff was so delicious. All I kept thinking was "I have to bring my mom here." She is a stroganoff connosieur, and I can't wait to show her this place. It was the perfect creamy, tangy flavor that every stroganoff should have. The beef was also very tender and just fell apart on your fork. WIN!

... w/ Blood Orange Lemonade.

Now, the avocado salmon louie was to die for. Picture a half of an avocado piled high with fabulous looking salmon. The salmon louie included dijon mustard (one of my favorite things), so I was hooked. It was so fresh, light, and tasty. I should probably go get it again...

Lemonade is one of my favorite places, and lucky for me there are several locations throughout LA. They also have amazing looking desserts, which I have yet to try. But as with everything else, I'm sure they are fabulous!

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Discoveries

I just have to share these fun sites!

First, is Fluorescent Palace. I discovered this website while doing some research for work. I LOVE their artwork! I think some of their pieces would look just fab in my studio apartment. ;) Check out their site and drool a little bit. They are also super generous and donating to one of my upcoming events!

The second is Thrillist LA. Sign up for emails about the latest and greatest in LA... or whatever large city you are near. They seem to have the scoop on restaurants that are just about to open or are brand new... loving that. :)