Lunch Specials for Monday, January 30, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only Monday – Friday (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Linguini Pomodoro With Spinach & Kale

Sandwich: Turkey Sandwich Garlic Aioli & Sweet Potato Fries

Salad: Kale Chicken Salad Golden Raisins, Tomato Vinaigrette

Pizza: Small Cheese Pizza Plus one topping

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Chicken Firenze

 

The Art of Relaxation

Balance though. It’s something we all struggle with; I have yet to meet someone who feels they perfectly balance each aspect of work-life-kids-relaxation-hobbies-etc. We thought we would start the year with a slightly tongue-and-cheek look at how to practice the art of relaxation.

Accept the Art of the Hammock

Hammock-time just screams for a good book. I spent a lot of hammock time reading on my Kindle, working my way through a heap of travel books in my queue. While in Mexico I read Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The China Study, The Gifts of Imperfection, and No Touch Monkey, among about 15 others. (Heads up: a review post is in the works for some of the travel and non-travel books I’ve read and loved recently.) The key here was to put everything down and prioritize hammock time, to include it in the list of things that needed to get done, not just the “if I time” list.

Find a shady spot
Hearing distance from the ocean is ideal
Keep an iced beverage within reach for maximum relaxation
Resist any form of sightseeing—just hammock time

Learn the Art of Play

Hunt down kids or puppies (bonus points for the two together) and volunteer, chase a dog on the beach, etc.
Join a beach volleyball game, they always need another team member
Ride a bicycle—made me feel 10
Group shot on Las Marietas islands with blue-footed boobies, a day of whale watching, and relaxation on the ocean.
A day with friends of: whale watching, dolphin spotting, snorkeling, and hanging with Blue-footed Boobies on Las Marietas islands near Puerto Vallarta.


Embrace the Art of Friendship

Say yes to meeting up with friends
Set a weekly meetup at a coffee shop
Join expat Facebook forums for your town
Vegan ceviche
Vegan ceviche from EntreAmigos: made with sprouts, avocado, cucumber, tomato, red onions, and lime.


Practice the Art of Good Health


Shut down the computer and do something (anything) active
Integrate more greens into your diet (they really do make a difference, and smoothie-it up if you can’t handle some of them in regular form)
Cut out sugars and packaged snacks
Surfers paddle out in the gentle waves around Sayulita beach.
Surfers paddle out in the gentle waves around Sayulita beach.


Immerse in Art of the Nature


Take a hike, swim, or long walk
Just sit somewhere and observe what’s nearby
Be present in the moment by spending some nature time solo

 

Lunch Specials for Friday, January 27, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only Monday – Friday (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Linguini Chicken With pineapple, cilantro in oil & garlic

Sandwich: Sausage Sandwich With a small green salad and a Small Soup

Salad: Mexican Style Salad With Baby Shrimp

Pizza: Small Chicken Pesto Pizza

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Mediterranean Tilapia

 

Lunch Specials for Thursday, January 26, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only Monday – Friday (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Penne Chicken With Fresh Tomatoes, Spinach & Touch of Pesto

Sandwich: Prosciutto Sandwich With sweet potato fries

Salad: Greek Salad With Chicken

Pizza: Create Your Own Calzone Two Toppings

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Chicken Rollatini With Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables

 

Lunch Specials for Wednesday, January 25, $7.99 plus tax for Dine In or Pick Up Only (11:00am-2:00pm)

*Specials are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to call and verify specials before coming in (213) 742-0303.

Pasta: Wings & Pasta With Vegetables

Sandwich: Turkey Sandwich On Pita bread with garlic aioli & sweet potato fries

Salad: Kale Chicken Salad Golden raisins, Tomato vinaigrette, green apples & lemon vinaigrette

Pizza: Small Salami Pizza

Today’s Chef’s Special ($12.95 plus tax – all day long): Rosemary Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables