Evan's uncle Jerry is a pilot. He and his wife, along with Evan's dad and his wife flew to Santa Monica for lunch. We went to El Torito (yes, a chain, but I actually love this salad). It's a "grilled fajita" salad, I ordered chicken. It is yum because you have the chilled greens, cojita cheese, roasted pepitas and tortilla strips that get topped tableside by screaming hot meat, peppers and onions, which is all tossed with this amazing Serrano grape vinaigrette, which I want the recipe for.
We had a nice visit, then they were off again. And Evan came home and assembled our dining room table AND four chairs. I'm a lucky girl, indeed.