I may have mentioned before that my favorite thing to do is sit outside and eat and talk. :)
My favorite new lunch place is Fiore Market Cafe in South Pasadena. I found out about it when my friend Pam took me there. They have a tiny little farm right there. I am always so surprised with what Californians can do with a patio.
ps If you eat there, get the shortrib sandwich. Goodness gracious.