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Schooner or Later as seen on DDandD

February 24, 2011

We ate at Schooner or Later for brunch on one of our more recent trips to Los Angeles.  Jill said she and her friends eat here all the time after playing golf and Aaron wanted to try it since he had seen it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. (DDandD)

TM loves his breakfast and since I don’t, he doesn’t get to eat much of it.  He had the hardest time deciding what to order… omelette?, corned beef hash?, eggs?, pancakes?, waffles?… all of the above?  There were too many things to choose from.  He ultimately chose “The Mess” with corned beef hash on top.   It’s basically everything you want in breakfast thrown on one plate for consumption.  It has chopped ham, onion, and bell pepper grilled with hash browns and eggs and topped with melted Cheddar cheese.  It is served with sourdough toast.   When his food came out, it literally did look like a big mess on a plate!  They can serve up to 50 or 60 of these in one day since breakfast is served all day long!

Jill went with the french dip sandwich and opted for the skillet potatoes rather than fries.   So healthy!

I went with the crab melt.  It’s crab meat, cheddar and swiss cheese with avocado on grilled parmesan sourdough.   For someone who didn’t like avocados growing up, I’ve become quite the avocado lover lately.  The sandwich was grilled nicely but I couldn’t finish my fries.  It was too much food.

We sat outside overlooking the water and boats.  Apparently, it’s always packed on the weekends so go early or be prepared to wait.

241 Marina Drive  Long Beach, CA

Japanese… with a Thai kick!

March 27, 2008

Allen and I drove down to Long Beach to meet up with Brian for lunch the other day. Brian had suggested Sushi Studio, not too far from where he lives. As we drove to Long Beach, Allen gave me the lowdown on the restaurant. “It’s Thai owned and they are known for their rolls. If you have a traditional sushi that you like, don’t order it here.” I love rolls so I was fine with that advice!

Once we got to Brian’s place, Allen changed his oil and I talked to Brian and played with his adorable doggie Charlie. By the time we got to the restaurant, we were all quite famished so we ordered six different plates!

I can’t remember exactly what was in what roll but I liked all of them. I believe my favorite was Sunrise On Second a.k.a. S.O.S. here below.


I’m usually kind of a sucker for rolls that have eel sauce on them.


I chose the Nine-One-One but the only thing I remember about it was that it was spicy.


The Symphony of Color had mango and tuna on top of it to give it that sweet taste which was interesting.


The Bermuda Special was salmon on wonton skins with tartar sauce (which was why Brian didn’t eat them), avocado and masago on top.

The Sexie Girl is in the back with shrimp tempura and the 10SC has the fried onions on top.

I noticed that a lot of the rolls had jalepenos or something of that nature to give it the “Thai kick” mentioned on the menu. None of them were incredibly spicy though. The comic book style menu was clever but I didn’t take the time to read most of it when the food came out… I was too hungry for that! Brian said they have certain rolls at Happy Hour prices on certain days… that sounds like a great deal!

4917 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach, CA

P.S. Isn’t Charlie the pup adorable?!? I love how you can’t see his eyes! (although I’m not so sure Charlie loves that as much as I do)


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