Sunday, December 19, 2010

I'm Only Happy When it Rains

And yes, I sing that Garbage song over and over when it rains!

It's been pouring for several days in LA. While everyone else is hating it, I'm loving it! We don't get rain enough and despite the fact that Angelinos can NOT drive in wet weather, I enjoy splashing around in the puddles and taking in the extra green scenery.

Instead of hiding under the covers all weekend (I only did that all day on Saturday ;) I hung out with friends, kicking the weekend off with dinner at Tart. The restaurant is a small but classy establishment located across the street from the famous LA Farmers Market and The Grove.

Although a bit on the pricey side, the food was delish! We all split an order of fried green tomatoes - yum! I followed up with the truffle mac & cheese and Partridge Pear (pear liqueur and champagne), while my friends got the cheese pizza and the BBQ chicken salad.


Of course we had to get dessert so we ordered a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie smothered in vanilla ice cream (think BJ's pizzookie).


Sunday I headed back to the same neighborhood to meet up with a friend at The Grove for lunch at Maggiano's where I ordered gnnochi. To my amazement, they had a special where when you ordered certain dishes you could get another order, for free, to go! Score. Now I have eggplant parmesan waiting in my fridge for dinner tomorrow. I'll be going back for sure.



After the tasty lunch we caught a screening of "How Do You Know", the Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson film. It was different than I thought it would be but it was pretty good. I could have waited to rent it because it didn't blow me away, but I don't feel that I wasted money seeing it at the theater. If you're in the mood to catch a romantic comedy, I say go for it.



22 comments:

ayumi said...

I'm actually enjoying the rain too!!

this free bird said...

All that food looks so, so ridic GOOD!! YUM!!

I've been loving the rain, too. All ya gotta do is keep foot off gas and eyes peeled for sliding cars. Stores were dead today...my FAVE!

xo,
c

Staley Mc said...

All that food looks so delish!! Looks like a great weekend!

Mel said...

The truffle mac n' cheese looks delicious! Sounds like a great weekend. Stay dry! :)

Allison said...

It's been sunny, sunny, sunny here (but FREEZING), so I'd take CA and the rain over the freezing, bone chilling weather ANY day! :)
Yum - truffle mac & cheese is one of my FAVORITE things! All the food you eat always looks so amazing, Leann! Yummo.
I'm glad you had such a fun weekend! xox

Jenelle "rella ella ella" said...

im enjoying the CA rain as well! it makes it feel a lot more like the holidays when it cold and you have to get bundled up...

Kristin said...

You're totally torturing me with that mac and cheese. I'm trying to save my calories for this weekend. HA!

Kris said...

Happy 3 Years! That food... oh my god. Must... eat.... now! haha

Jules said...

It is dinnertime around these parts and this post is making me hungry! The mac n cheese and gnocchi looks so good and both restaurants sound like they're in a perfect location. Tart sounds really great and I'll have to see if the Maggiano's around me is running a special like that!

Stephanie said...

Nothing like a good rainy day (or a few!)

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

SassyScorp said...

I am loving the rain too! and I love mac n' cheese- you have to try the one I wrote about at Karl Strauss- YUMMM.

Audrey Allure said...

The mac and cheese looks delicious!

Debby said...

I love Reese so I would probably spend the money at the theatre. That mac and cheese looks amazing and worth every calorie!! xo

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post, darling!
I love truffle mac!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

Haha! I always sing that song when it rains, as well. That and "Umbrella" by Rihanna. :P

Val said...

I'm loving the rain except the lake in my back yard!!! lol. All of that food looks incredible.

Syed said...

Om nom nom, that food looks SO good!

Savvy Gal said...

totally yummy. i have a love/hate relationship with this rain thing after one week of constant rain.

bananas. said...

CARBS! BWAH!!!!

oh my...i could eat that all up! you can never have enough mac & cheese.

NOM!!!

Meghan said...

I love Garbage! Whatever happened to them???

And that FOOD! My tummy is growling!

KDC Events said...

Yummm I am so hungry for good food! That pizz looks devine =)

Leesh said...

You are killing me with the food pics. I love pasta and pizza but my stomach doesn't love it that much. The Gnocchi looks amazing!