3 Things I Learned About Downtown LA This Weekend

I have lived in Los Angeles for just shy of 23 years, so one would think, at this point, I would have seen it all –– right? Wrong. Very wrong. I’m shocked at how many cool, interesting, weird, and fun things I have yet to do and eat in this city. I started exploring this weekend, and discovered 3 things that everyone in LA –– visiting or living –– should try and taste.

1. Grand Central Market

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This place is rad! I interned just down the street for FOUR YEARS in college at Rebecca Taylor –– and somehow never knew about it ––  so color me surprised when I discovered this food mecca was just a stone throw away. Nestled at Hill and Broadway, the Grand Central Market is a foodie’s paradise. Visitors are greeted by Egg Slut, but make sure you explore all options before you commit. Wexlers and The Horse Thief also came highly recommended, but we opted for good ‘ol tacos. And bring your baggu bag, because the produce there is top of the line for a fraction of the price. read more

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San Fran Eats and Treats

I recently got back from my second trip to San Francisco this year. San Francisco has this magnificent ability to be a city and a suburb at the same time — with great food! Picturesque tree-lined streets dotted with Victorian-style houses in candy color shades give way to breathtaking views of California’s most recognized landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s also got a solid downtown, obligatory Winter-time skating rink included, and a Fisherman’s Wharf that is a seafood lover’s paradise. I could go on, but the point of this article is to tell you a few of my favorite food spots I’ve discovered during my past few trips there. read more

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