Help me find a restaurant that meets this (random) criteria
This is for a friend's birthday lunch.
First and foremost, the restaurant MUST have strawberry lemonade. The kind with made with actual strawberries slices in the drink, not the kind only made with syrup. My friend (who moved here from France a few years ago) just recently had strawberry lemonade for the first time in her life at some random restaurant out of state and is OBSESSED with it... Finding a restaurant that serves this type of lemonade would be a present to her in of itself.
Not too pricey - maybe around $15 an entree. Again, this is for a birthday lunch, so a place that has a reasonably nice atmoshpere would be great.
The restaurant must be within reasonable driving distance from Boyle Heights - e.g. Pasadena, Alhambra, downtown LA, Silver Lake, etc.
There's a place on Beverly called Lemonade. I haven't been, but a friend of mine loves it. They do a few different kinds of fresh lemonade (along with gourmet salads and sandwiches), you might call and see if they offer one in that style. http://www.lemonadela.com
Something else you might look into. There's a delicious drink called Ensalada that I've had at various El Salvadorian places. Ensalada is generally pineapple juice (I think), with bits of all kinds of fruit floating in it, not exactly what you're looking for, but maybe something along the same line would be equally impressive. The last place I had a good one, was at Jaragua (also on Beverly, near Ktown). That said, the food there is not nearly as good as Atlacatl (just down the street), but I I've never had the Ensalada at Atlacatl -- although, I'd think it's safe to say that if they have it, it will be great.
301 N Berendo St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
4493 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Lemonade On Beverly
9001 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
I've had something like a strawberry lemonade (or limeade) with brunch at the original La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights. It was delicious, and the food is great, also, as everyone knows. I'd call first to be sure the strawberry drink is still on the menu.
La Serenata De Garibaldi
1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Totally not fancy but Red Robin's does have strawberry lemonade...with unlimited refills. And the entrees are around $15...or less!