spring break eats :)

7 Mar

I survived my Torts midterm on Monday! After 66 rousing multiple choice questions, my friends and I commenced the beginning of our super-short “spring break.” (I put spring break in quotes because we have work to do during it, but what else is new).

A group of my friends and I headed over to El Cholo downtown for necessary margaritas. Later that night the revelry continued at The Churchill and St. Nick’s on West 3rd Street.

negligence? what's that?

post-midterm lunch 🙂

Tuesday night, Whitney and I headed over to The Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax to take advantage of a Bloomspot deal I bought back in November for a restaurant called Little Spain.

For $25, we got 2 “copas de Sangria” and a hefty assortment of (super authentic) Spanish tapas.

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I studied abroad in Barcelona junior year of college and then moved back to Madrid after graduation to teach English for a year. Spanish food is delicious – but I definitely over-dosed after 9 months of living there. Now that I’m back in California, though, it’s really hard to find authentic tapas like jamón serrano, tortilla espanola, and croquetas!

I was beyond pleased with the selection at Little Spain!


Barcelona's Parc Guell. aka my happy place.

Barcelona's Parc Guell. aka my happy place.

My last Spring Break restaurant outing thus far was lunch on Wednesday Downtown at Bottega Louie, a place I have literally been meaning to try for months. I read Lynn‘s review of it before we went, and was happy to see she said that it was pretty casual (it looks super frou-frou from the outside).

My roommate Jenn and I met our friend from our sorority in college, Amanda, for a lunch (Amanda is on spring break this week as well from law school at Georgetown). I was super stoked to try Bottega. We shared the Portobello Fries (INSANELY GOOD – a must), the [deconstructed] Ceasar salad, and a delicious Napoli pizza.

Pizza, Macarons, and Portobello Fries.

On my way out, I picked up 5 macarons to bring to my parents since I drove out to the Conejo Valley to spend the night. I selected some intriguing flavors: Rose, Espresso, Chocolate Orange, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. After cutting into a couple to try, both parentals elicited various words in the “yummmm” category.

The rest of Spring Break will include running some errands (my MacBook Pro’s trackball function has been acting up), working out and doing a little homework, and a quick trip to Palm Springs this coming weekend!

Look out for posts detailing my new favorite workout music and workouts [and where I’m at running wise] in the near future.

Enjoy your week!

One Response to “spring break eats :)”


  1. desert-ed. « That's G - March 13, 2012

    […] I snuck in some time to eat at a couple great new restaurants, the “anchor” to my Spring Break was a two-night stint with my roommate Jenn and […]

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