Wednesday, April 25, 2007

LA Favorites #6: Caroline on Crack

Erin's Kitchen is leaving LA! Before I go, I'm asking Angelenos to share their favorite food spots--east to west, high to low. Want to share your favorites? Email me: erinskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com.

LA Favorites #6: The adventurous and charming fellow blogger Caroline on Crack. Looking for something fun and different to do in LA? She's your gal.

How long have you lived in LA?
I've lived here for a little over 14 years.

What neighborhood do you call home? Westsiiiide! More specifically, West L.A.

Quick--a favorite LA food memory. What's the first one that comes to mind? Eating the goat cheese fondue appetizer at Luna Park. It comes with Granny Smith apple slices and pieces of bread for dipping. So yum! And such sumptuous surroundings to enjoy it in.

What food or drink does LA do best? And where can I find it? Hmmm, a toughy. The great thing about L.A. is all the different cultures to be found here so there's not just one thing but in fact many. How's that for getting out of answering that question?

Top three spots (restaurants, taco stands, stores, bars, etc) I should visit
before I leave LA? What should I order? So many options! I have three to-dos for you. 1) Go for a hike around Griffith Park where you can get to a spot to overlook the city and take one last long look at it. Then grab lunch at the Alcove on Hillhurst where you can people watch the pretty Angelenos and enjoy a healthy meal. 2) If you're still around when the Hollywood Bowl starts again, you definitely have to go to a KCRW World Concert. Pick up a basket of goodies from Clementine's and a bottle of wine from Wine House and enjoy. 3) Go barhopping downtown. Try the chocolate martini at the Edison, enjoy a whiskey at Seven Grand and knock back a cocktail on the Golden Gopher patio where you can look up at the surrounding buildings.

palm tree photo by Eric Richardson, Caroline photo from her site.

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