As if we needed another reason to love Cafe Rio!
Matt and I had such a great Saturday last weekend with our friends Amy and Kenneth and their 13-month old, Danny. Amy and I go way back to junior high in Northern California and their little family just barely moved to Southern California from Utah. It was so nice to hang out with old friends in our new area! Having just left Utah, though, they--like us--were missing Cafe Rio in their lives. Luckily for our little band of former Utahns, there's a new Cafe Rio in Manhattan Beach so we decided to meet there for a delicious pre-beach lunch.
And even luckier for us--when we arrived, we were met with multiple signs happily announcing: "Free food today!" Seriously. We could hardly believe our eyes! They were offering everything on the menu for absolutely free and just asking for, quote, "one or two dollars" in donations to benefit foster children in the area. First of all, that's a fantastic PR/marketing idea for a new area. Second, good for them for working with local charities. And third, score! We gave ourselves a 50% discount on the food and donated the rest. Believe it or not, I think Cafe Rio tastes even better when it's half off and for a good cause. It was the perfect way to kick off our fun afternoon!
I dream about the yummy goodness of sweet pork salad.
Danny liked it so much, he was sad to leave :-)