Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday Lunch Club (POTD 5/22)

My friend, Lisa, is a social planning guru. Those of you who know me know that I like to plan fun events, but since coming to LA I've actually done a lot less of it. Well, Lisa was talking to a few of us separately about different eateries around LA that we all wanted to try - and so she suggested starting a "Friday Lunch Club."

The rules are simple: We try to go to lunch together at new places on Friday afternoons. If you can't make it, no hard feelings. Be prepared to have a good time visiting together, laughing, and generally enjoying each other's company. Oh, and don't worry too much about the calories.

Our first Friday Lunch Club took place at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA. Our friend, Sylvia, went to college in Claremont and has been doing a research project there. She was talking about how great the burgers were (she was correct!) and how the pub had a huge selection of beers (also correct!) and so we decided to make the 30 mile (or 90 minute as we say in LA) drive out on a Friday afternoon. Fun was had by all!

 My super duper delicious beer, that was also giant sized. Luckily, the alcohol content was not very high - but the flavor was delicious. When I get to the UK next month, I'm hoping they have this beer (its an English beer...)!
After we had a toast, Jessica pulled out her smart phone to figure out the origin of the tradition of Toasting and clinking glasses. Its a long explanation - you can google it.

The picture at the top is from a little diner two blocks from my new apartment, called "Hamburger Habit." A couple of us met there this week and tried their burgers (pretty good), sandwiches (not so good) and french fries (delicious). They also have milkshakes, but since I knew I was planning to have a Dodger Dog that evening at the Dodger game I passed (barely) on the milkshake option. Maybe next time.


Jill Atkinson said...

The new place looks great! I can't wait to see after pics! As always, I love catching up with your happenings. Too bad you aren't in Waco so you could take your Friday Lunch Club to Vitek's for a gut pack. Jetty still uses her little purple purse you made for her and Tripp's burp cloths for her babies. :)

Tiffani R said...

I wish I was in Waco, too, but I don't know if I could stomach a "gut pack" - I never had one while I was there - sad, right? But we would totally go to Rudy's at least once for a Friday Lunch Club!

So sweet - I'm glad Jetty still likes the bag and that the burp cloths are getting use. I remember when I was her age, I used all my old baby clothes on my baby dolls. I still have them in a trunk at my parents house!

Love checking out your blog, too - though I am not as regular, since it won't show up on my google reader. But recently checked out all the posts for 2010~! LOL. The kids are getting so big!