Friday, June 7, 2013

Restaurant Love: Lazy Dog Café

I miss California. I miss those humongous portions, oh-so-yummy food, gigantic supermarkets, friendly people saying hello to just about anyone, everything. While browsing my phone, I saw some photos from my last trip and a few were from my lunch date with N at the Lazy Dog Café. 
I remember that it was a bit past 12 noon when N picked me up and we were famished. As soon as we got to park the car, we checked a few restaurants outside the mall (in record time) and eventually decided to have lunch at the Lazy Dog Café

The interiors are rather cute. It has a western feel as place is predominantly wooden brown. I love the cute accent on the table… a paw print. 
N and I didn’t thoroughly browsed the menu and just ordered the lunch specials—Chicken Parmesan ($7.45) and Sundried Tomato Pesto Penne ($7.95). They also serve these for dinner but plus $5.

The place wasn’t packed when we were there as there were only a few tables occupied. While waiting, we got busy taking pictures of the place and ourselves.
Soon, our food arrived.
N’s chicken parmesan had a tangy taste from the marinara sauce. It was slightly gooey too because of the melted mozzarella. I enjoyed the crisp hand-breaded chickenbreast. It was well seasoned too. Overall it was a pretty satisfying dish.
My sundried tomato pesto penne was delightful as well. Also with chicken breast (not breaded though), it was topped with mushrooms, broccoli, sundried tomatoes, a few onions and drizzled with walnut pesto cream sauce.
The taste wasn’t as strong as N’s pasta but I love the different textures in the dish. It also had that slight tangy taste because of the tomatoes. I enjoyed the crunch of the broccoli and the tenderness of the chicken breast. A two thumbs up for me!

Before heading out, I went to the washroom and I fell in love… with the faucets! It is so cute!
Heading back, I noticed that the walls are filled with photos of dogs! This is definitely one place dog lovers would adore!
Lazy Dog Café is located at Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 West Carson St., Torrance CA 90503. For a complete list of branches, click here.

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