Way Out There

I am going to be a bridesmaid!! Do you remember when I announced that my friend Bailey got engaged?

She officially asked me to be apart of her bridal party while lunching at Outerlands on Monday. I am going to tag along and help check out potential venues with her later this week. 🙂 This is so exciting!

To celebrate a gaggle of great news, we indulged in delicious food. B lives in the Outerlands neighborhood and I wanted to check them out since their re-model.

What do you think of their aesthetic? I love all of the curved lines and the wood work. It really opens the place up.

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As beautiful as it was inside, we opt to sit outdoors since it was the one day out of the year that the Sunset had great weather.

(this is my new favorite sweater and I would wear it everyday if it was socially acceptable)

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Bailey just finished a huge workout and only wanted this zucchini soup ($9). Of course this did not bode well with me and I made her share an open-faced mushroom sandwich but this was a great start! I snuck a spoonful when she was not looking.

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The waiter put our mushroom a la plancha ($13) with shishito peppers and a mushroom tapenade on two plates to make room on the table. Bailey remarkably noticed that all of their plates are from Heath. They have the best tableware- made in the US, heavy and lasts forever.

I really want the Chez Panisse collection but that is a story for another day.

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I opted for an amazing outerlands cubano ($15) made with braised pork, mortadella, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and cole slaw. I also added a fried egg for good measure. I am normally not a huge fan of cole slaw but it was really light and did not interfere with the richness of the pork. Also, their bread is out of this world amazing! I am pretty sure they make their levain in house.

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I would not be me if I did not sneak in a chocolate donut ($3) and milk/dark chocolate chip cookie ($2.5) for a late night Netflix binge watch.

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Any tips for a first-time bridesmaid?

Do you get a desert every time you go to a restaurant?

12 thoughts on “Way Out There

  1. I’m a first time bridesmaid myself this summer. The wedding is in three weeks. Just hope the bride doesn’t become a bridezilla. I know, a terrible term, but it really does happen to the best of them. Let’s just say I’m ready for the wedding to come and go! haha. Enjoy it though, and try not to let costs get to you. A couple of my bridesmaids complained about the price of their bridesmaid dress even though it was totally in the normal range. I guess just go with the flow, try to help out as much as possible and you’ll be golden! Congrats to your friend!

  2. eyooooo. Wanna be in my future wedding? Too soon? I’ve been a bridesmaid once and it was for my sisters wedding. Tasks included: Barricading the door so she wouldn’t go see her (now) husband that night, preventing her from drowning in the bath after she took two ativans, sewing her into her wedding dress and trying to help her go to the bathroom since she couldn’t get out of her wedding dress. I have PTSD.

    p.s. C’s sis lives in the outer sunset. I need to send her this resto!

  3. So fun that you’re going to be a bridesmaid! I’ve been a bridesmaid before, and one of my best friends just got engaged, so I think that I’ll be a bridesmaid again soon! My tip would be to just be there for the bride in whatever ways she needs you, and to remind her to enjoy things and relax if she’s ever stressing out.

  4. Ahhh a bridesmaid! That’s so exciting! I’ve never been one, so I can’t really help you out, but have lots of good food around to keep everyone stress free hehe!

  5. Yay on being a bridesmaid!!!! Being in a wedding is so much fun!!!! And my goodness that donut looks AMAZING! I don’t always get dessert when I’m out to dinner but ice cream on the way home happens a lot 😉

  6. Congrats on the bridesmaid part!!! This place is lovely – I too love the curved lines and the food looks fantastic! Yes to chocolate chip cookies or any dessert after any meal – heck, lets just make dessert THE MEAL, I say! 🙂
    Congrats to your friend – do you get to go to the cake tasting?

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