Sunday, May 20, 2012

{'A' is for Apple...'J' is for Jack}

Venice Beach, CA
Have you ever eaten cereal for dinner almost every night as a person well into your midlife? 
I didn't know this was truly looked down upon until I started living with a man who uses the oven nightly to actually bake, saute and simmer real dinners composed of meat parts and bones and butter. 

Sure, a real dinner is fine if that's what you're into but for me...after a long day, nothing beats a big (or XL) bowl of peanut butter Cap'n Crunch with ice cold milk haphazardly splashed on top. The satisfaction of sweet and salty, crunch and cream all blend together and serve to erase all the stresses of the day. Even the masochistic, inevitable shred-up roof of the mouth seems all worth it. 

If you're anything like me, you will truly love FLAKE, a restaurant in Venice Beach, California devoted to all things cereal. FLAKE is a true neighborhood joint with a SoCal sensibility. They even have a thoughtful water dish and leash bar set up outside so Sugarbear can come along with no hassle. Although they serve up an offering  of (what looks like) delicious real food, i.e., sandwiches, wraps, salads and their specialty: the Super Cro-Jo (scrambled eggs, Gouda cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and secret sauce on a warm flaky croissant) I'm in it for the cereal. FLAKE is just the place where for $4.75 I can unabashedly order a basic bowl of the cereal of my choice (2 scoops of Reeses PB Puffs), 2 toppings (strawberries, and raspberries to make my own sort of cereal PB & J), and choice of milk (whole of course!
Now if they would only stay open for dinner... 

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