The East Sac Summer Challenge

by Lesley on May 30, 2010 · 9 comments

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My father, and my husband, will both heartily agree that I’m not much of a competitor. Card games? I shut down. Swim meets as a kid? Terrifying.  The person I do enjoy competing against, more than anyone else, is myself (especially when the competition is completely, 100% unnecessary.)

As of this weekend, I’ve embarked on very difficult task known as The East Sac Summer Challenge. From now through end of September, I’m setting out to try 10 of the area’s eateries that I’ve never tried before. Difficult, right? So far, I’ve had no problem convincing Jonathan, Sam and Sharon to join me. If you’re in the area, consider yourself invited. The best part of this little challenge is that everyone’s a winner. Exactly how I like it.

The reason I’m itching to do something like this is because I’m in a mode where I’m  very much wanting to travel, but don’t have the money to take a huge trip. There’s so many great things right in my backyard-from restaurants, to hikes, to concerts in the park-there’s really no reason to leave. This summer, we’ll soak up all the fun by biking from restaurant to restaurant. Occasionally, I might leave a review here.

If you want to join us, here’s a list of places we’re going to try. A few have received stellar reviews, and others are hole-in-the-wall bars or late night spots:

Formoli’s Bistro, Selland’s, Lyon’s, SoCals’s Tavern, Cafe Rolle, Evan’s Kitchen, Espanol, Nopalitos, Cafe Morocco, Island Tacos.

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Chelsea
Chelsea

Hi Lesley! Thanks for your nice comment... and it was great to hear from you. No, we're not still on De La Vina (we're out in Goleta now), although I was just reminiscing about it last week and what a fun apartment that was. Thanks for passing that along to us! I love your idea of the East Sac Challenge.. I may have to start my own. :)

Sharon
Sharon

Unlike Lesley, I am competitive, which is why I will figure out how to turn this into a competition and I will win. Emily, come dine with us!

Lesley Miller
Lesley Miller

Emily-- yes, come visit! We can all go out for a bite to eat!

emilykatz
emilykatz

I want to come! Can this be a Lesley-Brittnee-Sharon-Emily event?

Ashlee
Ashlee

Mission: Accepted. -Ashlee and Brett

Amy Vogt
Amy Vogt

Sounds great, Les! Wish I was there to join you. Enjoy!

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