Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Leaving Los Angeles

In a few short months I'll be leaving the palm trees and taco trucks behind for graduate school in New York City. LA's a place I never imagined I'd live (certainly not for 5 years!), and though it took me quite a while to like her, I know I'll miss her when I go. And I'll miss all you LA readers (and fellow foodbloggers) too--though perhaps y'all can check in for east coast dining tips when you're out that way.

I plan to pack as many food exploits as possible into my remaining time here, and I'm seeking input on what I can't miss. Starting tomorrow, I'll begin a series of LA Favorites, featuring various Angelenos' thoughts on what LA does best. To whet your appetite for the first installment, I'll give you a hint: it features a fab LA chef who champions our bountiful farmers' markets on her weekly radio show. Stay tuned!

16 comments:

Momsa said...

So... the blog just gets better and better. Love the Koreatown bits. SIPA pages are impressive!!

Anita said...

wow, congrats on grad school and moving to NYC. I'll look forward to reading all about life in the big apple. :)

Kalyn said...

Erin, what a great adventure. I've always thought it would be great fun to live in New York (especially if I was your age!) Look forward to reading about it (and also about the LA favorites, which I'll pass on to Rand.)

Ruben said...

Aw man... Well, looking forward to this last flurry of LA favorites.

I guess reading about NYC life won't be too bad... :)

Jess said...

I guessed you'd be going to SIPA. Are you gonna live in Morningside Heights in Columbia housing? If so, you're a little outta luck in the good eats dept. -- I lived in that area (and will be back for a bit in May). It's a bastion of mediocrity, except for Ethiopian on 120th and Amsterdam. And Fairway is never too far...Anyway, good luck preparing for the move!!

Chris said...

Erin,
Enjoy your new endeavor! My sister is a graduate of Columbia Grad and raved about her experiences. Best of luck in school!

NYC is an amazing place for foodies. I love when I visit my mother, who always has culinary adventures planned for us.

Rachael said...

Grad school! How great! LA will miss you though. I hope we can meet before you are off!

Rattling the Kettle said...

Morningside Heights is a bit of a hole as far as food goes, as an earlier commenter said, but there are some gems. Indus Valley on 100th and B'Way. Mama Mexico one block up from there. Absolute Bagels on 108th. Max SoHa on 123rd and Amsterdam is hip *and* tasty (and cheap!). For groceries, you can get all sorts of foodie goodness (quail eggs? check.) at Garden of Eden right next door to Absolute, and you'll be equidistant from two Fairways.

Erin S. said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone (Mom too--even though you're required to :)--I'm VERY excited.

Jess & Rattling the Kettle--Thanks for the tips, I have a feeling that as a poor grad student I'll be sussing out the cheap eats. Not sure what I'll do without the Hollywood farmers' market!

Chubbypanda said...

Aww... We'll miss your unique and fun insights into the foods we eat.

Fer said...

LA will miss you! How exciting to be starting a new adventure in the city that never sleeps! Much food awaits you! Cannot wait to read about it! Congrats on grad school!

Alanna said...

Congratulations!! And just think, 'ready-made' friends from the NYC food bloggers!

Eddie Lin said...

Best of luck! Glad to have met you in person.

Rachael said...

OH my gosh, these are so cool. You are, um, certainly dialed in to the peeps who matter. Wowzers!

Awesome idea...just awesome!

chez shoes said...

Congratulations on grad school. I'm looking forward to reading your NY-cheap-eats posts - you *are* going to continue blogging, aren't you?

Jennifer BB said...

Yeah Erin, you ARE going to keep blogging right??? I don't know how I missed this--but congratulations! This means our chances of meeting have improved greatly--can't wait! If there's anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to be in touch.