i think it's a well-known fact that we love to eat. i mean, who doesn't? and summer seems to be our favorite time to go out and enjoy some delicious things together.
like, for our final trip of 2022 to the l.a. county fair, the bean and the old lady had some tasty frozen treats - dole whip and a cone of soft-serve that threatened to fall over.
for various reasons, one of the old lady's birthday traditions had been neglected over the last couple of years. and so when we had a free weekday, we made the trek out to the valley to fix that. mmmm, chi-chi's pasta. we were so excited, because it had been a really long time and that pasta is so good.
of course, you have to have one of their freshly baked sourdough rolls. but just one, so you don't ruin your appetite for that housemade pasta.
the bean opted for their chicken alfredo, which i have to admit did look pretty darn tasty.
but when we make this drive, for me the only option is the springs with meat sauce. i don't know what kind of crack they put in this stuff, but i'm drooling just thinking about it. and it never fails us.
this is one of those places where we definitely belong in the clean plate club.