Hey, L.A.!!!!

There must be many L.A. diabetics out there who would love to meet and become friends!!!! So.... please check out the "Events" page and R.S.V.P. there for the next get together which is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13, at The Omelet Parlor restaurant in Santa Monica!

Even if you can't R.S.V.P. now, but you can come at the last minute, or even if you will be late, then just show up, because REGARDLESS I WILL BE THERE!!!

LOOKING forward to meeting you....

Rebecca {;D

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Not sure whether you're aware that the Omelet Parlor is PACKED on Sundays due to the farmer's market a block away. Parking in that area is very difficult and limited all weekend & on the expensive side for some (bring a sack of quarters!). I had brunch at the OP on a Sunday 3 weeks ago and people are lined up down the block (literally) to eat there, and wait hours (also literally) for their food. It's going to be this way from 9 a.m. until after 2 p.m. at least. Not trying to throw cold water on your choice of venue, but people should be aware they're going to be feeding meters, if there are any parking spaces to be had without a hike. P.S. - the place is small for the crowds it gets, very elbow-to-elbow, and I doubt that more than 6 max can be seated, unless outside on the patio.

How do I find the 'events' page? I don't always find TuD so user-friendly ;-(
Dear Vicki,

You will find Events under "Resources".

The Omelet Parlor is a place I know well, because for about 30 years, more or less, my Grandmother ate there. She passed away a year and a half ago and I haven't eaten there since then, but I'm ready to.

As for the meters, THEY ARE FREE UNTIL 2 P.M. ON A SUNDAY!!! (Unless that has changed, so I will check.)

Rebecca
Are there any vegan choices at the Omelet Parlor? I have never liked eggs but I live half a block away from Santa Monica.
Here's the menu. Might be slightly out of date by a year or two.

http://www.menuism.com/links/show/cFU55qlKGr3PGzaby-ekYc
Thanks for the menu. Oatmeal with bananas it is. I look forward to meeting everyone. Maybe they can throw some nuts in there for protein : ).
Not sure where in SM you are, but the OP is on Main Street, closer to Venice than SM. I would recommend to anyone that whatever time we decide on, you might want to go early to check out the farmer's market down the block.
I am in Venice. Grazie signora!
Ah, so you probably know that area's parking issues well!
I'll check, Sarah.
Never mind, I see Vicki gave you the menu.
I'd love to, but moved my weekend workday to sundays when all the tweetups were happening on SATURDAYS.... But either way, Santa Monica's so far from me. Have a great time.
Good morning, folks!

Wednesday, I physically went to The Omelet Parlor area specifically to check on the street parking meters for us! And I'm sorry for my inaccuracies, but since I haven't been there in a year and a half or more, I didn't know the meters had changed.

The restaurant was closed, but I happened to run into the hostess who told me the meters had changed about a year ago, so my apologies to everyone! She also told me that since Labor Day is over, the crowds should be less, although I know this is a popular place to eat!

Here's what I found out: Street parking in front of the The Omelet Parlor costs 75 cents an hour, for a two hour maximum. (although I found a 40 min. only parking meter just beyond the restaurant, so check your meter and signs always before depositing money and parking there.)

There is a long parking lot behind the businesses there which is for a three hour stay also at 75 cents an hour or you can park a few blocks away in one of the largest beach parking lots I know of and pay $6.00 all day and then can do the promenade walkway, if you want!!

Either way, I'm bringing my coins ( I used to keep them in one of those old black photo roll containers in my glove box, just for this reason! Burbank doesn't have many meters, so I used them when visiting my Gram!! LOL!)

Still looking forward to meeting any and all who come!

Rebecca [;D

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