Sometimes you pay for the food. Other times you pay for the scene. At High at the Hotel Erwin, you pay for the view. The Pacific stretches out before you like a shimmering jewel, sailboats dotting the horizon as the sun begins its slow descent. A Friday afternoon is whiled away sipping on a cocktail and munching on overpriced (and incredibly small) appetizers.
What we ate – chile lime shrimp with lemon butter, guacamole and chips, Argentinean tacos with chili spice rubbed chicken, sliced jalapeno, crunchy cabbage slaw, chimichurri, avocado – is secondary to drinking a Lifeguard Lemonade (Grey Goose, fresh lemonade, splash of pomegranate) and being thankful we live in Southern California.