Subject: 'More about Malibu'
Posted by Chia on: Monday, May 29, 2006 at 09:23 AM PST
While stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffice jam on the main road, the Pacific Coast Hwy 1 (NOTE: avoid this area on summer weekends and traffic hours whenever possible), my hubby and I decided to pull into a shopping plaza and get a bite to eat. We stopped at a placed called , "Thai Dishes," a restaurant with other locations in the Los Angeles area. It is not 100% vegetarian (far from it), but we saw on their menu that they could make some dishes using vegetables and tofu instead of meats -- for instance, you can get a curry with veg or tofu, a stir fry with veg and/or tofu, and pad thai noodles without meat (has eggs, but can ask to make without). They also serve brown rice. Overall the food was flavorful, but it was on th saucy, spicy, and sweet side... more than my liking but maybe okay for others.
Subject: 'Beaches & Hiking Trails'
Posted by Chia on: Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 02:44 PM PST
If you visit Malibu, get a guidebook on the many hiking trails and beach hang-outs. The hiking is great in the Santa Monica/Malibu mountains. Some hikes will lead to you wild flowers, ocean views, and even waterfalls. Try Kanan Dune, Pointe Dume, Solstice Canyon State Park, and Topanga State Park. The beaches are lovely, and the water is much cleaner than beaches to the South (LA). Check out Zuma Beach. There is a restaurant called Taverna Tony (not listed in HappyCow's Malibu restaurant listings) that serves a couple Mediterranean vegetarian options (expensive), but they also serve a lot of flesh meat dishes. Better to go to PC Greens or the other places.