I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon this morning as part of Team Refuel.
It was tough, I felt out of shape, and I ran a 3:32. I’ll have the full recap up tomorrow.
After the race Chandra, Monica and I hobbled over to Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery because it was right next to our hotel and when you’re starving, food is food. If you’ve read this, you’ve already know what’s next.
It ended up being a decent choice with some interesting history: there’s 5 locations throughout Southern California and the original restaurant opened in 1938. They had souvenir menus from then at the cash register; I took a peek and saw that a “hamburger sandwich” cost .20.
Prices have gone up slightly since then, but the food was still good.
With our meals we received homemade banana nut bread and monster dinner rolls that required two hands to lift.
Monica and I both had Chef salads, good but nothing mind blowing. I’m guessing they’re probably more known for their homemade baked goods than their salads. I mean, we can’t all be Souplantation winners.
Finished off with a Twix bar that Anna bought on the street for us.
I’m working hard to perfect the nostril pose, but it still needs a little work.
Something else interesting that the restaurant is doing is a “Beat the Clock” promotion:
The new “beat the clock” program will offer reduced portions at a reduced price. The all-inclusive menu, offered between 4:00 – 6:00, will include soup or salad and entree, with four different meals each day. The price will change to reflect the time.
If you arrive at 4:00, the meal will cost $4.00; at 4:22, the meal will cost $4.22; at 5:00, the meal will cost $5.00. The earlier you come, the better the deal.
Kinda cool idea, huh? I’d be waiting in line at 3:59pm to get my $4 meal.
As I was doing blog research or as I call it, Googling, I found out that Rachel Bilson and her younger sister went to the Du-par’s in Studio City a couple years ago. And Selena Gomez did too. Astounding stuff, I know.
Now that I’m back home in the OC, I’m gonna try to go make Monica proud and watch a bunch of bad reality TV.
*Congrats to PAM who had a huge PR today!