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Food for thought… just in time for earth day.

by Brian

I don’t know where all of you guys are, but it has been absolutely perfect here in sunny socal lately.  I’m so stoked that the warm weather is here and am looking forward to lots of patio dining in the near future.  Yesterday I took a little trip to the south bay and ended up at an awesome new restaurant in El Segundo called Paul Martin’s American Bistro.  The credit for this find has to go to my buddy Jack who is currently living off noodles and such in China.  Thanks for looking out bro!  I hope you can readjust to American food when ya get back.

You guys are probably wondering what this place has to do with earth day.  It’s a fair question.  The answer is that Paul Martin’s prides itself on serving organic, sustainable and local foods.  If you think that means the food won’t taste good, you’re out of your mind.  This is the latest venture by the creator of the P.F. Changs and Flemings steakhouse brands.  Most of the food served in the restaurant comes from our fine state and anything that isn’t is brought in whole before being prepared.  That means that every sauce, every soup and every component of each dish is prepped on site.  I was there on a fairly slow Sunday and there was an army of about 10 prep cooks doing the work of 5 restaurants in back.  Now that you’ve got a little background, let’s get on with the review…

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My Raw Foods Adventure

by Brian

Yesterday I took the whole health food kick to a completely new high (or low, depending on how you look at it).  My little sister was down from UC Santa Cruz for spring break and suggested that we hit up this little raw, vegan, organic restaurant called Leaf Cuisine. 

Since I don’t like to hit a place completely unaware, I did a little research on Yelp and found out that they have been getting mostly good reviews.  In fact, a number of people were raving about the “Flying Falafel” which is what I ended up ordering.  Here are my thoughts on Leaf Cuisine… Continue reading

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The town that time forgot.

by Brian

I don’t know about you, but I really like finding places off the beaten path.  Places where the buildings haven’t been updated since the 40s or 50s, but you can’t tell because everything surrounding them never changed either.  For those of you who don’t know, Santa Paula, California, is one of those places.

I stumbled upon this small town a couple months back, while attempting to find an inspiring spot to take some pictures.  When I saw Santa Paula Coffee Company, I was in desperate need of a caffeine boost.  However, what I experienced there that Saturday afternoon has changed the way I look at coffee shops as a whole.  I know that we primarily do restaurant reviews on EatMeCalifornia, but this little place made such an impression on me that I simply couldn’t leave it out.  Continue reading

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Filed under Santa Paula, Ventura County