May 6, 2011

Foodie Friday #7 + Manhattan Beach


This week I spent flying about the Midwest then on to west coast for a little R&R between flights. Once we got to LA, the girls and I hopped on the bus to Manhattan Beach and had us a good ole' time (in a much more responsible way than the wine drinking night before which ended in major headachey hangovers!)...

Debra and Paula on the Manhatten Beach Trolley

As soon as we got off the bus we were tempted by the wine tasting at Bacchus Wines but at $10 a pop we decided to grab a pink Prosecco and hop over to Rock-n-Fish where they don't charge a corkage fee at lunch m-w as long as your bottle is purchased at Bacchus. Super tip!! Since the wine was off the shelf we needed a bit of cooling and fast...


Once our Prosecco was properly chilled we were off to Rock-n Fish feasted on Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi sliders, Crab Po Boys, Maui Style Ahi Poke, and a fresh Watermelon, Arugula, and Jumbo Prawn Salad. Every dish was excellent and paired super with the prosecco. Our only complaint was that we only had one bottle...but, again, after the previous night that was probably a good thing!



After lunch we walked down to the beach and enjoyed the warm weather, bright sun, and several pods of dolphins swimming 20 feet off the pier. Those suckers are hard to catch on camera but I managed to grab a couple shots of them as well as a bunch more of random things to see on the pier at Manhattan Beach...

The drum circle just beginning to wind down...


A beautiful skyline of super expensive houses I will never own but am super happy to drool over...


Birds with attitude...


Random kid covered in chocolate...


A hunky kind man who asked nicely if we could move over so he could perform his daily ritual...yes, sir, we can...but only if you let me take a picture of said ritual...


ummm...with a body like this he deserves two pictures...


The free Aquarium at the end of the pier...


More FREE - Free kisses from giant sharks...


Men in wet suits searching for the next great wave...


Paddle boarder right where the dolphins were frolicking...


And speaking of, let's not forget the beautiful pods of dolphins...





Overall a super day with great friends...


Thanks for joining me on my first trip back to the friendly skies. It was nice to get back on board and hop around the country but it is always much better to hop off and be home! PS - be nice to your flight attendants!!

I am linking my Manhatten Beach Trip to Centsational Girl's Travel Forum. Stop by to check it out and link up!! :)

I will be posting my features from last week as well as the winner of the Chick Hardware GIVEAWAY this afternoon. UPDATE - THEY ARE POSTED - CLICK HERE!!

NOW ON WITH THE PARTY...


There are no rules to this linky party except...duh duh duh done...

  • It would be super nice if you want to Follow me...while you're at it, leave a comment if you so desire! These certainly are not mandatory - I am happy to have you here either way!
  • Your link MUST be a food related item, duh! It can be a recipe, a specific dish you are craving, a new foodie product you just found, a specific restaurants specific dish...it can be a picnic you had - I really don't care! Just make me want to eat it!
  • Add my button or a clickable link to your post or side bar so others can join in - they are located on the bottom of the right sidebar...Walnuts or Garlic? I dig em' both! I don't want to delete posts but this is kind of a scratch my back Ill scratch yours sort of thing...
  • Try not to post and run - check out another recipe and see what's cookin' elsewhere! You may just learn something!

Here is what I'll do in return besides hosting this fabulous bash of course...

Each week E and I will pick a recipe (maybe a few) to try out for our weekend feasting. If we likey - we will feature your recipe and blog the following Friday. If we don't likey...well, we won't mention you at all. We all know the golden rule - if you don't have anything nice to say then shut up!

Let the mouth watering, drool inducing, stomach grumbling fun BEGIN!! I'm Hungry...

LET'S EAT!!

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