Posts Tagged ‘LA’

Before I went to Grub I was at the beach where I got my very first Bee sting! (I’m excited because I, somehow, managed to go 30 years without having one. Btw, I’m not allergic! Good to know.)

 

I was expecting to swell and puff up and be in pain (I did step on it, afterall), but I’m pretty sure the food at Grub has healing powers because not only did I not feel any pain on my foot/sting-spot, but I also got fed something so delicious I decided to write about it.

 

What got ordered:

-homemade ginger-ale (the most perfect balance of ginger and soda ever. Not too sweet and not too puckery.)

-Hot Chick’s Mac – Chicken that is marinated in wing-sauce and then mixed in with delicious mac and cheese, red onion, gorgonzola with Panko bread crumbs on top. The texture of the cheese was super interesting and the chicken was the right amount of hot that just made you warm from the inside and fill your heart with good vibes.

-Apple, “crack” bacon” quesadilla – Spinach tortilla filled with thin slices of apples, soft bacon and cheese, all folded up and grilled to perfection (so the quesadilla was crispy but everything inside was softer). I thought this was a weird concept until I tasted it and (again- the textures!) were perfect.

-Tomato soup – my comfort food is grilled cheese and tomato soup. When we paired this with the quesadilla and soup– it was even more mind-blowing. The soup was “lick-the-bowl” good. Not served overly-hot and had bits of cheese in it for added enjoyment.

-Cookies! (they are 1$ each. Chocolate chip cookies rolled in potato chips. We had to order them to go because we had Book of Mormon tickets– but ate them after the show. A great sweet/salty mix that is worth having. 🙂

 

Overall- it was one of the best meals I’ve had in LA (and that’s saying a lot).  I’m also certain that the mac and cheese has healing powers.

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I went to the Getty’s museum yesterday. The whole place was up on a mountain and seemed to float above the city on a cloud. It was discussed often that day that “this would be a good place for the zombie apocalypse”… I’m still skeptical, but I decided to put my check list to good use!

  • Location!
    The weather is amazing here. Sunscreen is necessary, but overall, you can’t beat 72 degrees 300 days out of the year.LA does get earthquakes, but the Getty’s was built with this in mind.
  • Water-
    The proximity to the pacific ocean also makes this location pretty appealing.
  • Lodging
    The Getty’s itself doesn’t have beds or anything, but the building is pretty awesomely fortified and stable. Bedding/home amenities could (semi) easily be brought in.
  • Food
    you could easily grow fruit and veggies here. Tons of light– maybe limited water, though. (It is a desert!)
  • Costco equivalent

There are a lot of super stores around the La area- you’d just need to drive. Luckily that during the zombie apocalypse it’s encouraged to have road rage and there won’t be any traffic. (Possibly abandoned cars, though.)

  • Non-dead Dangers

I didn’t see a single mosquito here. The worst thing is the heat and smog.

  • Locals

LA has a lot of culture. Music, theater, movies, art (of all types).

There is a “LA scene” that is quite different than any other place I’ve ever lived/been to. A lot of stereotypes are true, but the diamonds in the rough make it all worth while.

Overall, I would rate The Getty’s to be (on a scale of 1-10) a 8.5 as far as zombie apocalypse preferred locations.