Many of you may have been introduced to Southern California's Conejo Valley by way of the Tour of California. As you may recall, the area provided the hilly landscape that produced the most epic and action-packed stage of the race. Well, the fellas from the Agoura Hills-based racing team Fast Friday have been riding that same loop on Friday afternoons for years - it's where the team got its name. Well following last Friday's ride, Gary, the team's notorious leader, was invited by some friends to eat at Leila's http://www.leilasrestaurant.com/ , one of the region's most popular and well-regarded restaurants. The establishment is one of the Valley's true insider's secrets, known for its creative menu, extensive wine list and regular one-off dishes created by experienced, open-minded cooks. The kitchen folks are so open to new ideas that they didn't even balk when Gary presented them with a request inspired, no doubt, by at least a couple glasses of vintage central coast Pinot: "Would you guys mind deep-frying this CLIF BAR and serving it up Ã la mode?"