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Jun 30, 2007 10:55 PM

It's HOT OUTSIDE. Where are you eating?

Okay, so here on this side of the hill it's only 90, so I don't want to hear it from anyone in the valley dealing with 100 degree temperature. But with temperature sitting where it is, you're probably not out eating fondue at Melting Pot. So where are you eating to beat the heat?

I personally like to have my meal a little spicy to match the rise in outside temperature. I was at Sapp today with those boat noodles.

At night, I was relaxing with a nice cucumber martini from The Hungry Cat.

So where are you eating to beat the heat?

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  1. After hearing about your day, I am ashamed to admit that dinner tonight was a Fiesta Taco Salad from Taco Bell.

    Last night, though, was a spicy plate of Mee Goreng from Singapore's Banana Boat. First time for the BF, so I not only got my spicy fix, I also brought a little more Asian goodness into my dear Cuban's life.

    Tomorrow night? I'm grilling tilapia and wrapping it with julienned veggies, ginger-soy-sesame dressing, and tofu in Bibb lettuce. With a lemongrass martini, inspired by the bartender at Morel at The Grove.

    As much as I want to believe that spicy food actually helps beat the heat, I'm afraid the jury is still out for me. Either way--spicy or not--it is just too darn hot.

    1. Was at Morton's.

      They seem to have the strong A/C.

      1. Summer in LA means lots of fresh fruits. I'm eating plums, white peaches, nectarines, melons, blueberries, cherries...... all the sweet and juicy summer fruits in lieu of dinner!!!

        1. Today, I had chilled watermelon (at home) and a banana strawberry smoothie from Penguin's in La Canada. :)

          1. Last week chicken/tuna/egg salads, cottage cheese, fruit, cold roast beef, Breyer's black cherry ice cream, lots of iced tea.

            But Maine coast summers don't stay hot too long, and tonight it was cool enough for a bowl of chili and cool enough to make me decide that on Monday I'm going to make peach jam. I saw today at Walmart absolutely delicious fragrant juicy freestone peaches for $.77 a lb. (marked down from $2.14 a lb. a few days ago), and I bought enough to can a dozen or so 8 oz. jars.