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Jul 28, 2007 02:12 PM

Good place for lunch on a hot summer day

I live in the Palms area and the bf and I are trying to think of somewhere to go have a good "summery" lunch. Preferrably somewhere that has air conditioned.
Any suggestions?
It doesn't have to be in this area.

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  1. Well, if you don't mind the drive, how about Geoffrey's in Malibu?

    Geoffrey's Malibu
    27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

    1. Well, if you want a shorter drive than Geoffrey's, and don't mind questionable food, than the attached bar patio at Moonshadows where, if I can remember correctly after 4+ years, you can feel, or almost feel, the mist from the crashing waves. Call & verify, with the bartender if you can, just in case my memory recall function has gone haywire......

      1. Well, I ended up going to 26 Beach Cafe and got the soba noodle salad, which was quite good. The bf got the tuna salad sandwich and he really liked it. The fries there are really good.

        The posts below had some really good suggestions also. We may hit up one of them tomorrow. Thanks :)

        1. How about Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica, on Ocean at Pico? It's a block from the beach, and the menu is caribbean with an emphasis on chicken. I like the chicken cuban sandwich and a watermelon aqua fresca. They have a good chicken salad, too, with hearts of palm.

          It's open air, not air conditioned at all, but its in beautiful Santa Monica, where the marine layer floats in.

          1. Pack a cooler with a bottle of white or rose wine (don't forget the corkscrew), wineglasses, a cloth tablecloth and some coordinating napkins. Drive up PCH to Malibu Seafood. Order an Ahi buger or some fish tacos (or whatever suits you). Set up your picnic table and enjoy! Alotta bang for the buck.

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