Tuesday, February 7, 2012

lunch at rutabegorz.

we were directed by the advent to try a new restaurant, so we went to lunch yesterday at rutabegorz. i have always been partial to going out to eat for dinner (instead of lunch), but aaron's been trying to convince me for a while now that eating out for lunch can be just as fun. looks like i should probably listen to him more often.... ;)

it was more-than-perfect weather, so we ate outside and walked there because it is so close. i ordered the butternut squash ravioli with pesto, walnuts and broccoli, which was pretty incredible. i tend to exaggerate how good some foods are, but this really was so delicious! i'm already obsessed with pesto, and ravioli will forever and always be my favorite pasta....especially the kind that involves any kind of squash. (or pumpkin.)

if only every monday afternoon could be like this. <3

38 comments:

  1. i'm a big fan of lunching. it's usually less crowded, smaller portions and the big one.. cheaper!

    and you had me at ravioli and pesto.

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  2. I LOVE your hair! So adorable! You should post a tutorial on how you did it :)

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  3. i love you hair!! i need to try to do my hair like that...probably wont look as amazing as yours though.

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  4. Yum! I just made my first fresh pasta and used it to make sweet potato ravioli! I have a recipe for using wonton wrapper for ravioli (http://acollectionofpassions.com/blog/butternut-squash-and-roasted-garlic-ravioli). It's so gooooood!

    Kacie

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  5. I LOVE, no ADORE, your advent idea. So great.

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  6. oh my goodness that looks delicious! love your hair! :))
    -jocee <3

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  7. i'm a little bit of a food exaggerator too. it's just sooo good. i'm also a huge fan of rutabegorz.

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  8. YUM...that sounds so good. And your hair is so pretty! :)

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  9. I love eating out for lunch! It is usually cheaper and it is the only time husband lets me share a meal with him :)

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  10. looks so yummy. and my goodness, I love your hair!

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  11. yum yum yum. ravioli is the best!

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  12. Sounds like such a pleasant outing! :)

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  13. the food looks great, your hair looks great, these pictures look great. freak, this outing looks fantastic.

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  14. Your photos are gorgeous... what a fun little outing.

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  15. lunch dates are actually my favorite because I feel less guilty about eating so much ;)

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  16. everything about this post? perfect. the food.
    the hair.
    the photos.
    the scenes.
    l o v e it all.

    - a c a c i a
    p-o-n-d-e-r-i-n-g.blogspot.com

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  17. My lunch seems so insufficient now. I want me some rutabegorz, lady! Jealous.

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  18. gah! i LOVE eating at rutabegorz! *siiigh* i miss living in tustin. :(

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  19. yum, sounds delicious and i'm loving your hair lady! x

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  20. sounds delicious! You look beautiful :)

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  21. It looks SO delicious! Now I want some pasta!

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  22. looks like heaven! and I LOVE your hair!

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  23. I love your hair and pictures. So vintagey.

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  24. I love those kind of afternoons :)

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  25. Wow, that looks really yummy! Your messy hair bun is really cute :]

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  26. i need a hair tutorial or something. so cute. and that food sounds/looks amazing!

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  27. how did you do that to your hair? Im going to text you right now asking the same question....

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  28. What a fun afternoon it sounds like you had! Your dish does sound pretty amazing! Homemade pesto is to die for! I always look forward to having a huge basil plant in my garden during the summer months. So quick and easy to whip up!

    Happy Wednesday!
    Cheers,
    Christi

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  29. The advent looks like a hit already! I love long lunches and lazy afternoons. The food looks delicious and you look beautiful. Why not turn every Monday afternoon into this?! :)

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  30. This is such a sweet post. Need to remember to go out to lunch one of these days! xo

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  31. I love the idea of trying new places. My husband and I tend to keep going to the same places and ordering the same dishes, so one of our resolutions was to try new places!

    Lovely pictures, as always! And pesto... yummy! I'm currently very big on pesto as well, which reminds me I still have some pea pesto ravioli leftovers in the fridge :)

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  32. i have been wanting to go there for a long time. that ravioli looks AMAZING. i want.

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  33. Thanks for the great post about our beloved restaurant! 40+ years and we're still loving every minute of feeding people healthy food!

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  34. Ahhh eating outside - I miss those days! Love your hair :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  35. your hair is quite darling, to say the least.

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