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One day in L.A...my review. Long, sorry.

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One day in L.A...my review. Long, sorry.

Stephanie | Jul 6, 2004 04:32 PM

I spent Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening in L.A. and had an excellent time!

Here is a little review of the food: We started at Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Ray. We loved it. We had the shrimp with bread, drank a beer and had the sweet potato, pecan pie. The shrimp was garlicky and just spicy enough. The pie was great. Would love to find the recipe for both.

On Sunday morning, we went for breakfast at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. You all living out there are so lucky to have all of that wonderful produce! I could have made a meal out of the deliciously ripe fruit. However, cooler heads prevailed and I made my way over to the folks selling the papusa's. We had one pork and cheese and one vegetable. Good night were those things exceptional. Actually, we preferred the vegetable one to the pork. They were both great though. The lovely woman selling them to us loaded them up with tasty salsa and guacamole.

We made our way over to the tamales lady at the other end of the street, I forgot her name, my bad. The pork tamale was good, but I preferred the papusa. However, she had the very best raspberry lemonade. It was fruity and just what was needed after the spicy dishes.

We headed back down the street to the korean stand and had some pot stickers. We were going to go for the crispy beef, but after the papusa's, tamale, samples of plums, peaches, necterines, grapes, goat cheese, hummus,and an unfortunate run in with some sprouts (I was expecting a sprout salad or that the sprouts would be marinated in something, nope, just cold sprouts.)we were getting full.

The pot stickers were excellent. Hot, flavorful and crispy.

We were going to leave, but just as I found my car keys, we saw the apelskiver guy making a fresh batch. My apologies in advance if I've butchered the spelling of those wonderful pasteries. They were topped with jam and powdered sugar. These are better for you than funnel cakes? Right? Right?

We were finally able to roll ourselves back to the hotel, where of course, we had a power nap.

For our late lunch, we stopped at Wahoo's. I don't know what the feeling is on this board, but I just love me some blackened fish tacos with black beans.
If anyone can tell me how to make rice and beans taste that good, I'll personally take them to Ted Drew's next time you come to St. Louis!

For dessert, yes, we decided that we'd need dessert after lunch, we stopped by Randy's doughnuts. I had the apple fritter. It was delicious. Crispy, moist, sweet. I stepped in gum, but was so delirious from the 5000 calories I ate that day, I didn't care.

The Getty Museum and the Farmer's Market were our favorite parts of the trip.

Can't wait to get back!

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