Keep your eyes peeled for examples of Googie architecture as you cruise through Los Angeles.
The crispy rice salad at Sqirl was an excellent break from my usual breakfast lineup.
The mood changes when the sun goes down in LA.
The refried beans here have a reputation as the creamiest in town.
Los Angeles, California
By my last night it started to feel more and more like a home away from home.
Sapp Coffee Shop is a little spot in Thai Town on Hollywood Boulevard. I had two great dishes there.
Cowboys and drag queens are the mix and it could not be more perfect.
The inspiration for the name and design stemmed from Aline Barnsdall's favorite flower, the Hollyhock. You can see references to the flower everywhere.
LACMA is a huge complex on Miracle Mile that was having a retrospective for Robert Mapplethorpe.
They make a chile relleno burrito that is rich and delicious.
Every Thursday at Fubar they throw a party called BFD aka Big Fat Dick.
An evening stroll down the sidewalk of dreams.
I made the trek up to The Getty for the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition which spans his entire career from the 70s to the 90s.
The standout here were the Spicy Shrimp Wontons which will save you a trek out to San Gabriel Valley for similar dishes.