Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Blackboard Bistro - Seal Beach, California

We visited the Blackboard Bistro on a recent trip to California. My lovely SIL, who was kind enough to act as our hostess and tour guide on this journey, took us there for lunch one afternoon. The Blackboard Bistro is in a building that originally housed a school that opened in 1903. Sadly the original Bay City Grammar School was destroyed in an earthquake. According to their website the school reopened a year later under a new name.

A panoramic photo of students of the school
Lucky for us the building is now home to a fun little bistro serving up healthy, fresh options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or as their menu calls it, Homeroom, Recess and After School.

While the interior was very pleasant with its deep booths and exposed brick we opted to eat outside on the lovely shaded patio.  

We sat outside enjoying the gorgeous day while we looked over the menu. 

Lots of great options but we all finally made a decision and placed our orders. We enjoyed very nice weather for our entire trip. So nice to be able to sit outside on a beautiful sunny day. The light was amazing.

After a short wait our food arrived.

Turkey, Avocado, Jack Croissant
Popeye Stuffed Burger (stuffed with spinach, bleu cheese, mushrooms) and
topped with crispy string onions

Chicken Cashew Salad
Lunch was great. Wonderful weather, the best company and a beautiful blue sky day. It's nice to find a good locally owned place to try. It's a bit easier to do now with the internet and so many people sharing not only their travel experiences but their favorite hometown spots as well.

What is your best source of information for dining and entertainment recommendations when traveling? Or even just around town? Please share your secrets. I'd love to read all about them.

Happy dining!

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