The Six, True Food Kitchen, Movies, & Walks

Date afternoon. You can tell because I'm wearing my pearls, courtesy of husband's friend and mentor. Thanks again, Suzanne! They're stunning.
At The Six, with husband. We had a little wine.
I liked the vibe of The Six a lot. No Gjelina or Tasting Kitchen pretense, with a very similar menu. Lots of mention of farm eggs and bacon and roasted things and fancy pizza and mac and cheese.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Port, and Mustard. The best dish we had. Easy. Full of flavor, which is very important to me.
White Bean Cassoulet with Farm Egg and Parmesan. Bland. Squash was undercooked. Also was served so hot you couldn't taste anything. Loved the presentation.
Short Rib Pot Pie. Rib was cooked perfectly, but again lacked flavor. Puff pastry crust was yummy!
Parmesan Truffle Fries. Not a drop of truffle flavor. Mealy. We hardly touched them, and that says a lot consdering they were fried and had cheese on them.
Chocolate Hazelnut Bread Pudding. Kind of awesome and kind of weird. Was ice cold in the middle, but had been pan fried quickly so was nice and crusty and pleasantly oily on the outside. Nice chocolate and nuts, but had weird slices of banana that was light purple in color (?). Banana added nothing to the dish and wasn't mentioned so would be an unpleasant surprise to a non-banana person.

The Six. It’s funny, overall we had issues with all but one of the dishes, but I would go back. I liked it there. It felt comfortable, even though the food was far from perfect. I would go back somewhere that felt authentic and friendly where the food was flawed before I’d go back to a place with outstanding food made by assholes.

Movies after lunch. Started watching The Artist. Left after ten minutes for fear that the entire thing would be silent and we would die of boredum. Saw The Descendants instead and thought it was very meh. Maybe I'm not into movies anymore, although I totally want to see Monsieur Lazhar and Pina.
Roasted Kale, Onion, & Garlic Pizza from True Food Kitchen. Spaced on the no cheese thing. Ate the kale and took the tomatoey bread home to make into something else involving cheese.

Mom and I enjoyed a girl’s only afternoon at the new Santa Monica Place. We lunched at True Food Kitchen, which I’ve been wanting to try, and we had a wonderful experience. Friendly, accessible menu, casual, spirited ambiance, and really thoughtful food. Might hit it up again real soon with husband and babe.

Roasted Tomato and Olive Pizza from TFK. Delicious. I loved this place!
Ricotta and Squash Ravioli with Mushroom Broth. Fabulous. Perfectly seasoned. Perfect portion. A+
Ended the day going for a long walk with grandpa and babe to enjoy the last of the Christmas lights. Doesn't get any better.

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