Bar area at The LOT
Bar area at The LOT

La Jolla is so pretty. Walking through the cove never gets old to me, and lately there are a ton of new businesses opening up that have piqued my interest. The LOT luxury movie theater opened about a month ago and I went for a matinee to see The Intern. The movie was super cute, but my favorite part was being able to recline in the comfy chairs. I don’t have a La-Z-boy chair at home, so I appreciated the fact that I was able to lay almost completely horizontal while watching the movie. Before or after the movie, you can check out the full-service restaurant or cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, or grab a drink in the spacious bar area.

The LOT is one of those fancy cinemas where you can order food and drinks from your seat, and a server will wait on you during the movie. In all honesty, I find it a little distracting (but I’m also one of *those* TV/movie watchers who is glued to the screen and can’t stand interruptions). So you may think I’m a total airhead, but I didn’t realize you have to press a call button to alert the waitstaff when you’re ready to place an order. In my defense, the other theaters I’ve been to in the past that serve food, like Cinebarre, don’t have call buttons – the waitstaff just harasses you during the movie to see if you want to order anything. OK, so maybe The LOT is on to something… I probably would’ve been more prepared if I’d been to Cinepolis in Del Mar before, because it operates similarly, but I haven’t made a trip up there yet. So while I thought I was being totally snubbed for not looking rich enough to wait on (cue that scene from Pretty Woman), it was actually just a user error. I NEVER SAW A BUTTON, people! Good thing I stocked up on caramel corn and Milk Duds before sitting down. And while caramel corn and Milk Duds are TOTALLY a sufficient lunch, somehow I was still hungry afterward.

The folks from popular spot George’s at the Cove recently opened Galaxy Taco in La Jolla Shores, and because of their reputation, it had been on my list since they opened in July. Galaxy Taco did not disappoint – I especially liked the spicy carne asada and the butternut squash adobo tacos. I also tried one of the daily agua fresca margaritas (strawberry that particular day) on the rocks. It was a fairly cheap, filling lunch that kept me full all day.

Lunch at Galaxy Taco
Lunch at Galaxy Taco
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