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Granada Beach and Belmont Veteran's Memorial Pier Long Beach

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I like this beach, not because of the actual beach.  I actually do not like the beach that much because I can see a lot of cargo ships and not sure how clean the water is with all those ships docked there.  But what is good about this place is that it's walkable to 2nd street which has a lot of restaurants, so you can go find food and enjoy the beach at the same time. Parking: I didn't park at the actual at the beach parking and pay 0.50 cents per 30 minutes. But ended up parking along the residential area in the Park avenue and 1st street area. Sunset at Granada Beach Belmont Veteran's Memorial Pier

San Obispo/Morro Bay/Paso Robles Trip

Hotel:  Best Western Plus Colony Inn  3600 El Camino Real  Alascadero, CA 93422 Itinerary: April 8 First Day Arrival and Check-in Paso Robles Sculpterra Winery   book  a table Dinner:  Fish Gaucho BL Brasserie Les Petite Canailles  is Paso’s newest restaurant offering an array of impressive seasonal and French-inspired entrees Los Robles CafĂ©  and its famous al pastor taco is a must-try.  For traditional tortas,  Papi’s  is your place Breweries: Firestone Walker Brewing . And located right downtown – and in walking distance from each other are  Silva Brewing ,  Earth & Fire Tin City Cider  taproom. Giornata ’s all-Italian wine store Cocktails Eleven Twenty-Two. The only true speakeasy in the Central Coast, Eleven Twenty-Two has already established itself as one of California’s top mixology mecca’s Spa River Oaks Hot Spring http://riveroakshotsprings.com/ Activities: Tooth and Nail Winery Open daily 10 am to 6 pm We can try to reserve around 4 - 6 pm depending  Tour: 80$ per person?

Courage Bagels, Los Angeles

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 This place got popular with the NY Times article talking about LA Bagel Shops being BETTER than NYC Bagels. As suggested in the YELP reviews, I tried calling and emailing them but to no avail :(  Maybe try emailing them a few days in advance. Arrived around 11 AM on a Sunday and the line was pretty long.  Took me around 40 minutes to order my stuff I think this is the best - Wild Alaskan Salmon Roe.  Their cream cheese is also very filling and good which makes this sooo yummy. This is their simply delicious with capers and smoked salmon - YUMMY. I love that the Salmon is NOT that salty. Their Smoked Salmon Bagel - I guess the difference with the Simply delicious bagel are the tomatoes and onions.

Tiger Sugar Instant Milk Tea Instructions

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  Actual Tiger Sugar (This is their Black Sugar + Pearl Milk Tea with Mousse) Oolong (Red) and Peach (Green) Tiger Sugar Tea that costs like <$3.00 per cup March 13, 2021 I have tried "The Alley" instant milk tea, now I found Tiger Sugar Instant Milk Tea in the Chinese Grocery Store (Hong Kong Plaza) in Rowland Heights, CA and costing $2.98 each .  There were three kinds: The traditional Black Sugar, Oolong, and Peach.  Since I like my milk tea with actual "tea" so I only bought the Oolong and Peach Tea flavored one.  Now I tried looking for the instructions in YT, since there were no instructions in the cup (it was kinda all in Chinese).  So I googled and found the instructions in Etsy  (and priced there for $7.99 per set or 2 cups, kinda pricy as the mark up is like 25% more than in the supermarkets ) Where I bought it? Hong Kong Supermarket (18414 Colima Rd #1, Rowland Heights, CA 91748) Instructions: Submerge the Tea Bag into 450 ml (~2 cups) of hot water