Friday, May 22, 2015

HDFB Week Recap: Los Angeles

Sometimes when you have a couple of weekdays off, and you work for a hotel company, and your fiancé works remotely,  you have the luxury of taking a quick getaway.  And that's exactly what we did. Being from the east coast, Andrew had never been Los Angeles before, so I got online, did some planning and made it happen. Andrew knew he was in for a jam packed schedule filled with foodie stops and sightseeing.  But what Andrew didn't know is that I scored us tickets to see Jimmy Kimmel Live (one of his favorites). I didn't know how I was going to surprise him with the tickets, so I just tossed them in the glove compartment before or road trip and figured I would brainstorm something on our 6 hour drive.  This turned out to be the perfect plan, and about and hour into the drive I told Andrew to get something out of the glove compartment. He was genuinely surprised to find the tickets and made the trip that much more special.  Now you know I couldn't do a recap without some great food pics, right?! We basically planned our 2 days in LA around meals, because that's what we do. And we were not disappointed. We received some great tips from some of you on Instagram and got to as many as we could.  Hope you enjoy living vicariously through our trip through these photos as we couldn't have asked for a better mid-week getaway!

Tempura Stuffed Squash Blossoms with preserved lemon ricotta from The Standard

Cedar Plank Grilled Skuna Bay Salmon with Succotash from The Standard

The macaron selection at Bottega Louie

paired our macarons with some hand-crafter cocktails

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese on a brioche bun from Eggslut

Located in Grand Central Market in DLTA. This place is my spirit animal. 

This place has a $40 sandwich called "The Big Fat Fattie" 

The Fat Bahn Mi-Ki from Fat Sal's (partial owner is Turtle from Entourage)

Waiting for Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Hands down the most delicious pasta dish of my life. Franco on Melrose is an absolute MUST. 

Oh, and be sure to order the tiramisu. 

A beautiful, beautiful view from atop Perch

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