If you have never experienced Cafe Rio, you really need to get there quickly! I feel that all I need here in California still is a a DownEast store, a Great Harvest store, a BYU CA (some day), some home BYU football games, and then I will have the best of both worlds--Utah and California.
I found out last week that there was a Cafe Rio in California--and only about one hour away. As soon as I heard the news, I knew I had to go. Brian and I had decided that Friday was the only time during the weekend that we could make it to Lake Forest. Brian got home a little late from work, so I wasn't sure if we should still forge ahead with our plans and risk a total meltdown by Bailey. We ended up leaving around 6:45 and got there at 7:30. When I entered those doors, my little heart jumped for joy! I felt like I was back in Utah going to school. Brian ordered the delicious pork burrito enichilada style and I had the scrumptious pork salad! Bailey feel asleep on the way up there and wasn't too happy to be awake, but she made it through most of the meal like a trooper. I ended up shoving a few last bites in my mouth before packing up the leftovers, while Brian took Bailey to the car (she was moaning/crying and requesting to go to sleep--does that make us bad parents?) Brian said that I looked like a sad lady eating by myself at my tiny table, but this was one time in my life when I didn't care that I was eating all alone. We were there for only 30-40 minutes, but the almost two hour drive was totally worth it! Cafe Rio makes me happy! Next time I go, you should join me :)