On Friday night, we kicked off our summer of fun with dinner out in downtown La Mesa.
We're still embracing outdoor dining whenever it's possible, so we headed to Tiramisu Trattoria, which has three or four tables outdoors.
The restaurant has gluten-free options (including pizza and pasta), as well as salads, ravioli and other pasta options, and a good selection of entrees like pollo marsala and sautéed salmon.
I overheard our server telling the family next to us that they are in the process of adding an awning to help block the sun when people are sitting outside.
The food is delicious and the prizes seem reasonable at around $20 per entree. William had the vegetarian pizza and I had the special entree, shrimp and spinach risotto; we both enjoyed our meals and had enough left over to bring home for the next day. I believe you could successfully eat here on a keto or low carb diet if you select a salad or one of the fish entrees, like the salmon or maki-mahi.
The restaurant is close to the trolley if you're coming in from out of town; there was a young boy at the table next to us who didn't like it when we stood up to leave because we were blocking his view "of the train." If the noise of a trolley or "train" bothers you, I suggest eating inside.
If you head down before 7 p.m., you can also take a few minutes and browse the farmer's market and pick up fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables or other assorted items.
We looked for an interesting backdrop for a selfie and found several colorful backdrops and I liked this brick background close to a local bank.
What I'm wearing: I really love the one shoulder dress trend for this summer. I feel like it's not going to be around too long, so when I saw this dress on Amazon, I decided that I needed it to wear on our adventures this summer.
I'll add a full-length picture of me wearing it soon. I have enjoyed the "what it looks like online" and "what it likes like on me" stories shared on other people's Instagram and Facebook feeds.