Monday, May 9, 2011

LA Drive-by

Over Easter weekend, we were in Santa Barbara for a dear friend's birthday, and for a photo shoot (for my new job at Martha Stewart Living). But on our way from LAX to Santa Barbara, we had to see our cousins, if only for a very fast lunch, at one of our favorite places, Huckleberry Cafe. I love this place--it has the perfect farmers market fresh food, simply prepared...just perfect. Clara had the world's best turkey meatballs, and I had a BLT-A, which is just a BLT with avocado. Everyone from California would know what that is, because practically every place makes them, just like everyone out there makes great breakfast burritos, but you'd be hard-pressed to find that here.  One thing to know--they want you to order before you take a seat at Huckleberry, which is a drag if you are with a lot of kids, and you don't want to commit to eating there if there isn't a table. It wasn't a problem for us, but I could see this could have been one if I was with several friends and their kids, and we needed a table for 8. I would say Huckleberry, Tavern, Gjelina, and Shima, are my favorite westside spots (. Now I just have to get to LA for more than 5 minutes.
That is probably the best donut we've ever tasted.
We didn't get one of these, but we sure wanted to.

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited to have found your blog! We also love travelling with our daughter (now 6) and my favorite magazine for great ideas and places to stay was Cookie Magazine. Thanks for keeping the great ideas coming!