Memorial Day Weekend I wanted to go to the beach with Eaman’s friends who were visiting, then Teddy got diarrhea and I was sequestered at home. In mid-June, Eaman’s family came to visit and I let them have a long day of beachy fun while I took care of the puppy. That’s all fine and well — this is the responsibility I accepted when becoming a puppy owner — but after I got back from my week at home in New Jersey, I basically mandated a beach trip.
So last weekend, we packed up the badminton set, magazines and body board and headed to our favorite beach (so far): Windansea in La Jolla. It’s clean, populated by a nice, non-fratty clientele and there’s a good amount of sand to lay on. On that day, the waves were huge and the surfers were doing all sorts of tricks. It was crazy to watch some young kids get out there, too.
And when it’s a beach day, I can’t not have Mexican food, so we tried out the chain Rigoberto’s. You must order the beef rolled tacos with cheese and guacamole (pictured after the jump). You must not order the chicken anything — very suspect meat.
We ended the day at Bardot, an artisanal ice cream shop that specializes in girly, gourmet bars. (You may remember that this was #12 on my summer checklist!) I had a hard time deciding between flavors: mascarpone and dulce de leche or mint chocolate chip? Raspberry green tea or strawberry cheesecake? We ended up sharing the “Honey I’m Home,” a cookies and cream bar topped with an Oreo covered in edible glitter. The glitter may or may not have been the deciding factor. These bars are expensive ($5-6 each), but legit. Fun fact: Bardot is the first place where I’ve seen alfajores — traditional South American sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche — since our three-month stint in Argentina.
Click onwards to see what this beach, those rolled tacos and that sparkly Oreo are all about: