during my recent L.A/Vegas vacation, I arranged to meet Roadfooder Mar52, cause I really liked the style of their Roadfood posts.
("their" style, as I did not know whether Mar52 was a guy or gal, until we talked on the phone)
We met on OCT 9th, 2008 for lunch..
We had that instant Roadfood chemistry!
Here is me and MARLENE inside JOEY'S SMOKIN' BBQ
We first ATTEMPTED to eat at this JOEY'S SMOKIN BBQ, Manhattan Beach
6 other locations, mostly in San Diego area. This is their first L.A.
county one. Been open for about a year.
I had read real MIXED reviews on www.YELP.com,
and I was anxious to give MY opinion!
Marlene said to the counter girl "I'll have the tri-tip and the macaroni salad".
She was met with this blunt but pleasant response : "We're out of the tri-tip and the macaroni salad"
I figured I would try the beef ribs. Would'nt you know, they were out of them, as well!!!
who ever heard of this?!? I told them they would be better off putting "when available" next to those menu items. Espescially cause the gal told me they had'nt had beef ribs in TWO days!
Plus it was only 11 am, so no place should be out of all that stuff!
Marlene suggested we go over to BABY BLUES BBQ in Venice,
Great idea, Marlene, as I was planning to hit that place, anyway.
Been there a year and a half ago, and loved the beef ribs.
My BEEF RIB from BABY BLUES BBQ, Venice, CA...it was good and crusty!
Marlene had the BRISKET...it was not prepared like either one of us expected!!! She said it was tasty, but it was like eating SPAGHETTI!
Marlene's BRISKET from Baby Blues BBQ
When the waitress came by she let us know "We are out of ..."
Oh no, I was thinking, not again.... well, at least they were just out of one thing, potato salad.
BABY BLUES BBQ menu, Venice, CA.... on Sepulveda Blvd.
After lunch, Marlene suggested homemade ICE CREAM. I was GAME!
GLACIER ice cream, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (about 5 miles south of LAX)
This chain is based in Colorado, and has only about 5 locations.
This L.A. area one is their first one outside of Colorado.
I liked my dark chocolate, but wished my vanilla choc chip had more vanilla flavor. It was plain tasting.
Needed to start working off that jumbo rib, so i did some powerwalking on the beach bike path.
PLAYA DEL REY (only about 2 miles from LAX)
This is the BICYCLE/foot path only bridge that connects MARINA DEL REY with Playa Del Rey. In the background are some of the nice Marina Del Rey houses.
PLAYA DEL REY again, the amazing bike path goes 18 miles, from Santa Monica all the way down to Redondo Beach/Torrance
please COME BACK for more !
Cause I actually DID go back to Joey's on my last day in L.A.
(I'm an idiot, huh?!?) PICS coming later !!! Check back tonight!!