Sunday, December 12, 2010

Utopia & Long Beach Aquarium

Our friend celebrated his 30th birthday at a restaurant in Long Beach a couple weeks ago. My hubby and I decided to spend the day at the Aquarium and then join the group for dinner.
First up, the restaurant is called Utopia. We got there early and shared a beer at the bar. It's a cute place with a piano playing in the background and dim lighting.
I can't remember what beer it was but it was light with hints of strawberry. Very yummy.

We were starving at this point so we shared an order of bruschetta. This was also the appetizer that was ordered for the table. Our order didn't have toasted bread, but the order for the table did; weird. It was tasty but nothing amazing.

I'm not a fan of calamari, but the group said it was good so I'll take their word for it.
Not pictured, my entree. Mainly because I forgot to take a photo but also because it wasn't good. I had pesto pasta that was super bland. Definitely, will not be ordering that again. My husband got the chicken marsala, which wasn't that great either.
We had cupcakes for dessert which were fabulous. Thank you to our hostess for letting me take one home too. I had it for breakfast the next morning.
In the end, even if the food wasn't that good, all that mattered was being with friends and celebrating the birthday.
Earlier that day, we went to the Long Beach Aquarium. It was so fun and decorated for Christmas. It's a great facility. I marveled at all the different fish but the Lorikeets were my favorite. You get to feed them, they land on you and let you pet them. So cool.

My very patient husband let me take my time and stare at all the animals. He's not a fan of seeing them in captivity but went with me anyway. Thanks honey.


  1. I love aquariums! I haven't been to the Long Beach Aquarium in quite a few years though. Monterey is a wonderful one as well!