These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Having guests is the BEST excuse to hit up some of our favorite restaurants. Last night was no exception. We headed down to Manhattan Beach - our favorite beach community - and stopped in at Mama D's Italian Restaurant.
If you're a first time visitor to the restaurant they treat you to a free appetizer. Most generally it's their homemade raviolis. Sooooo delicious! And, each meal is complimented with their homemade bread with oil and garlic dipping sauce. HEAVEN!
The lasagna, homemade bread, and homemade raviolis.
Our group ordered some of Mama's pink sauce, meat lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, and spicy spaghetti with meat balls. Oh, and did I mention, if you have to wait to be seated the host passes around bread, appetizers, and other yummy goodies to hold you over until your table is ready?!

Post Mama D's we had to treat everyone to a stop a Diddy Reese (pronounced DeeDee). It's a baked good (*cookie) and ice cream shop. And all items are homemade. The line is always out the door, and usually there's a 30 minute wait, but it's worth it. When you walk out with your personalized ice cream sandwich... DEEEE-LISH! 
The line, the menu line up and options, all the baked goods, the final product!

Just a fair word of warning, when you come visit us, we'll take you to all of our favorite food joints... And, we apologize if you board the plane home a with a few extra pounds. :)


  1. Just let us know when we need to pick you up from LAX!

  2. Ha! We might get annoyed this winter with the snow and book a last minute flight out there!


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