Something about being on vacation always destroys my ability to attempt and eat sensibly. As if being temporarily away from home makes the act of stuffing junk food down my throat not that unhealthy. It's only during vacation I will act this way. I'll go back to healthy when I get home.
The Rad Muffin breakfast sandwich from Flake in Venice. Great way to start the day. Spicy sauce was perfect, but obviously one cannot simply eat just a ham egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast while on vacation. After downing the iced coffee, headed over to check out the pre-arrival researched donut shop.
I never stand a chance at a place like this. Blue Star Donuts on Abbot Kinney has a huge selection. I had to try the Cointreau Creme Brulee after seeing the hand torching the baker was doing.
They give you a pipet of orange cointreau to inject in the middle of the donut. Amazing, but definitely needed to walk this off after I splurged on an apple fritter to wash down the donut.
Luckily there are plenty of coffee shops everywhere to dose up on caffeine after crashing on all that sugar.
And plenty of beaches and boardwalks to wander.
Shrimp fajitas for lunch from La Fiesta Brava seemed like a more healthy choice.
After pretty much ensuring a mandatory Lipitor prescription and yet another "you're a moron" talking to from my doctor next month, grabbed the camera gear and headed up the Pacific Coast Highway to get some sunset shots along the coast. I think I got a few keepers. Going through all of them will take a while. Wasn't as relaxing as I'm used to when waiting around for long exposure shots to finish. Between worrying about the high tide stranding us in the spot we had picked, and the news of an explosion in NYC and spotty cell phone service, we finished up quickly and packed up our gear.
Destressed at Cha Cha Chicken, one of my sister's favorite places in Santa Monica. Great recommendation. Red lighting was terrible for taking hipster food pictures, but the food is perfect. I've added this along with In N' Out Burger to the list of repeat places to visit on my next trip to the West Coast.
Even after a night of drinking, I still have no moral problems with finishing it up with a giant tub of frozen peanut butter yogurt and some unhealthy toppings. Still going through all of my pictures from the weekend. I'll post them up once completed.