Did you know….
The town of Santa Monica was launched by two entrepreneurs: Colonel Robert S. Baker, who made a fortune in mining equipment before taking up cattle and sheep ranching, and Senator John P. Jones of Nevada, owner of silver mines. They purchased land along the coast, hoping to develop a prosperous industrial port. An eloquent auctioneer initiated the sale of the first town lots for the new city on July 15, 1875 with evocative imagery:
… we will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder the Pacific Ocean draped with western sky of scarlet and gold; we will sell a bay filled with white winged ships; we will sell a southern horizon, rimmed with a choice of purple mountains carved in castles and turrets and domes; a frostless, bracing, warm yet languid air braided in and out with sunshine and odored with breath of flowers.
Although Baker and Jones built a wharf and railroad, their dream of a port city ultimately failed. Rather, the natural scenic and environmental assets extolled by the auctioneer set the new city in a new direction as a beach resort and an attractive place to live. (smconservancy.org)
Baked egg meat sauce, Salmon Cake Scandia, Breakfast Combo, Coffee
Holiday weekends make great for loving memories with the family!
Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving or even the grateful tribute day to our troops for Memorial Day.
What makes these weekends even better is when you combine a birthday celebration!
Let’s talk about my Labor Day/Birthday weekend extravaganza in Santa Monica,Ca at a new found love called Blue Daisy..
So it’s my 42nd birthday and I wanted to spend it in area with clean fresh air, spectacular beach scenery with a welcoming fun night life for live action.
What better area than Southern California in a popular little beach city called Santa Monica!
After a fun fulfilled day of strolling down the boardwalk, having drinks and magnificent vittles at The Misfit, The Honor Bar and North Italia; we ended retiring the night in our lovely king suite at the Georgian Hotel.
What a great night’s sleep…
Time for a breakfast that will take our breath away.
We search on Yelp and see an eatery with all kinds of positive reviews, so we decide to make a stop over to check it out.
Blue Daisy here we come!!
When we arrive, there’s already a line at the door. We put our name on the list and wait patiently to get in.
My mom and wife -Virginia grab a coffee and the wait begins. In about 20 minutes we hear our name called and it’s time to head on in.
We sit down and engage ourselves in a New Orleans type vibe and begin to order.
I order the Baked Meat Sauce dish described as meat sauce with over medium egg,pickled onion, beans, parsley and a slice of bread.
Can’t have breakfast without pancakes, so that goes in the order as well. Along with Zucchini hash browns.
My wife gets the chorizo eggs meal, while my mother gets the combo plate with smoked ham,eggs and fresh toast.
Let the games begin!!
My coffee arrives while I wait for my grub..
Super flavorful and refreshing!
What kind of coffee is this!! I gotta have some of this at home.. Yum!
I ask the waitress and she shows me the light..
Lavazza Tierra! Selection Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag.
Ordered on Amazon immediately! Deliiiisssssh..
Now the food arrives..
I see this beautifully plated soup looking masterpiece ready to be devoured..
Her friends are all glamoured up too…
Pancakes dressed in a fruit designed mini skirt, while the ham and eggs on my Mom’s plate were laid out like a beach photo shoot session.
No more teasing..I’m going in!!
I take a bite of the meat sauce…
Tastes like Italian spaghetti sauce with Mexican influence. Super impactful to the palate and mind. Soooooo good!
Now to calm that down with a bite of the pancakes with bananas and strawberries..
Soft and fluffy, with a cool sweetness to calm down the volcano of flavor from the meat sauce.
I’m going in again for the meat sauce…
Goodness gracious!! It tastes better with the second bite..
I need more..more..more!!
Boooom!! Baaang!! Baaaam!!
Nothing but true live action eating!!
If you are looking for a beachfront vacation with a great nightlife then Santa Monica, Ca is the place to be!
Be sure to stop by to Blue Daisy for breakfast or lunch, I promise that you won’t regret it!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
History of Santa Monica Retrieved from http://www.smconservancy.org/historic-places/history-of-santa-monica/