Business #1: Kay 'n Daves
Business #2: Panera
Business #3: Noma's
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Kay 'n Daves: My family and I love going to Kay 'n Daves. Kay 'n Daves is located right across the street from the Brentwood Country Mart and serves delicious Mexican food. If you get there during the early dinner hour, you can see many families with their energetic kids around, or if you go during the late dinner hour, you will see couples, friends and families eating dinner. When you walk in, you will be greeted by both a friendly staff and a hot bowl of tortilla chips and salsa. Some of my favorite entrees to have for dinner are the Kitchen Burrito or Fajita Quesadilla. They also have the best desserts. My favorites are the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake or the Coconut Fried Ice Cream. This family friendly restaurant is perfect for dinner, lunch with friends or brunch with the entire family. Kay 'n Daves has become a regular eating spot for my family and I for the past decade.
Panera: I love going to Panera, located on Wilshire Blvd near the Third Street Promenade. I go there with my friends for brunch and lunch. They have the most delicious varieties of breads, loafs, rolls, pastries, paninis, sandwiches, smoothies, salads and soups. My favorite bread they sell is the tomato and basil bread because it has a beautiful red orange color and an almost sweet taste to the soft inside and crunchy, hard outside. If my friends and I meet there, I opt for their combination of half a salad and half a soup or sandwich, before we head to Third Street Promenade. The friendly staff and environment makes you want to just stay there for hours with your delicious bread bowl soup or warm panini talking with your friends on a cold day. Panera is the best place to find great food and has welcoming environment that you will want to go back.
Noma's: Noma's is a Japanese restaurant located on Wilshire near Porquito Mas. Noma's is one of my favorite restaurants to eat Japanese food. Its menu ranges from pages of sushi and rolls to bento boxes and seafood entrees. The staff is always friendly, greeting and saying goodbye to customers in Japanese. There is a sushi bar if you want to have front row seats to the sports game that is on and want to see firsthand how the chefs make their rolls. In the adjacent rooms are tables for those who are eating in groups. My favorite dish is the Black Cod entrée that is Black Cod marinated in a sweet sauce. The cod is always cooked to perfection. If I am feeling adventurous, then I pick a new roll to try from their appetizing pictures and descriptions. Noma's is a great place to go with your friends and family.
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