Thursday, October 23, 2008

C&O Trattoria

C&O Trattoria
Marina del Rey

So we stumble upon a long standing Italian restaurant in Marina off of Washington. Great place, reminded us a bit of Felipi's (San Diego) from the outside and the area. We will have to update you all on that later. Anyways, decided to check it out and it will definitely be added to our usual rotation! Cool spot to hang out as well as there are plenty of bars and other spots right across the street. It is right off the beach on Washington in Marina del Rey. Can't miss it!
Great food, great service, good times!

Garlic Knots...sooooo good! I could have ate those things til I got full. Oh...and the House Chianti. Its on an honor system, pour your own glasses. I like this place already!

Calimari Appetizer was pretty good. Had better, but it was very fresh and tasty!

Capellini Roma (w/ Shrimp) & Lobster Linguini.

They were both really good, huge portions and very tasty.


Beverly Hills
So before we went to the Musiq Concert, we stopped off at Gyu-Kaku in Beverly Hills. Its a Yakiniku style Japanese restaurant where you grill your own food right at your table! The food is delicious and its always fun. As you will see, we killed our food so fast we didnt get to take any pictures of it, but I got a shot of dessert though! :-)

Here is the grill in the center of the table used to cook our grub. Some of our favorites are the Chilean Sea Bass w/ Miso Butter! Yum! Soooo good! Of course the Kalbi Short Rib and Rib Eye are good. The veggies, mushrooms and asparagus are a must have. They come in packages of foil that you place right on the grill. Oh and no meal is complete without the Garlic Shrimp Bibimba! Its awesome garlic shrimp fried rice in a hot stone make sure you get that.

Cheescake was yummy! With a scoop of Vanilla ice cream.

Fess Parker Doubletree!

Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
So once again we made a trip out to SB. This time it just so happened to be our 6 month anniversary. So we went ahead and celebrated of course and had a great time as usual. Took the Amtrak out there, relaxed and just enjoyed being away from LA. :-) And yes, we went to Santa Barbara Shellfish Company 3 times while we were! Good times...awesome resort, awesome food, awesome city...awesome trip!
They had a sandcastle contest on the beach...lots of cool stuff.

We played tennis!

Rented some beach cruisers and rode along the shore and on the pier

We even took public transportation! Something we would NEVER do in LA! Lol!

I would definitely recommend the property...great times.
Check out our photo gallery for more pics from the trip.