Before I delve further into this post — a word of warning to you, my readers… I’m experiencing some technical difficulties here and there with my blog theme and am hoping to get it sorted out at least in time for me to get back to normal posting by February. Hopefully, these are just minor hiccups and the site will be OK!
Anyway, another reason for my absence is, I went on a mini vacation to Los Angeles for a handful of days a couple of weekends ago. It was oddly my first time there (minus briefly touching down for further travels a few years ago). I just wanted to be somewhere warmer than New York for a few days and I was lucky enough to time it so that I was in the city for a stretch of non-rainy days (as there has been quite a lot of rain in the L.A. area lately).
I enjoyed my time there and really took in some of the lovely sights, though I ultimately concluded that it’s not a place I could see myself living in. However, I did feel L.A. could potentially give New York City a run for its money in the food department. It seemed like all I did was eat my way through the city and I really did need to remember to take it easy from time to time, so that I didn’t ruin my next meal too much! From hipster coffee shops to Korean barbecue, I really enjoyed much of what I ate in L.A. Take a look at the highlights:
Fix Coffee – On one hand, this place is quintessentially hipster. But it’s not all about a cool vibe at this spot — the food and coffee is genuinely delicious. We stopped by for our first breakfast in Los Angeles — my coffee and breakfast sandwich totally hit the spot. Not pictured: a vegan zucchini muffin that was so delicious, I might have to make my own one of these days.
Chosun Galbee – How can one not stop for Korean barbecue in Los Angeles? I went to this spot based on a friend’s recommendation. It’s large, has tons of customers (lots of families when we went) and is well run. We got the chicken and the spicy pork and were quite stuffed by the time we were done.
Other highlights, when I wasn’t traipsing around Griffith Observatory or the Getty Center, included eating chicken tikka masala tacos at a super simple spot called 23rd Street Cafe and the super-stereotypical California breakfast via a “berry bowl” filled with granola, strawberries, bananas and more immersed in a smoothie of sorts at this place called Backyard Bowls. It’s not the sort of thing I’d pay for on a normal day, but it was really filling and refreshing… and it was probably fitting that I ate something so healthy a few hours before boarding my flight home. I couldn’t over-indulge any further.
That does it for now… I’m hoping to be back with my usual “Rad Reads” post in a few days’ time and then I’m aiming to be back-to-business shortly after that once I take care of my technical difficulties. Keep your fingers crossed!