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Alfresco Dining in San Diego

While visiting my mother and sister in San Diego, 
we tried out a fun restaurant in San Diego called Lazy Dog.
The decor was all "canine."
The ceiling.
We sat on the patio...where dogs are allowed, 
although we didn't bring ours.

I liked this novel idea of little mason jar samplers of sangria.  I think the Pomegranate Red was my favorite.
The food was good and look at the 
mints that were offered as we left.
As my sister was setting the table for an alfresco dinner 
by her fire pit
(using my favorite vintage wine glasses),
I looked up in the sky and saw a colorful hot air balloon.

Soon there were three in the sky as the sun was setting and
we began our first course of arugula, tomatoes and shaved parmesan with
Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tbs. minced shallot
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Stir and let sit for 1/2 hour and then shake well and drizzle on salad before serving.

Thanks for visiting.