I arrived early for a recent business breakfast in Beverly Hills. My colleague arrived late.
While waiting, I requested both water and orange juice. This is what I got.
No one else in the dining room had bendy straws. Only me.
That’s weird, right?
And this is where I ate
Mercato di Vetro – really wonderful from the burrata to spaghetti carbonara. Save room for dessert. We made the mistake of not doing so.
The Blvd – one of several dining options at the Beverly Wilshire. Have a Brazilera, but perhaps not five of them. True fact: I ate an entire charcuterie platter as my dinner entree. Do not make me get my cholesterol checked until, like, December.
Boa – I was there for a private event with a prix fixe menu so I can’t really say much.
The Foundry on Melrose – it’s located on a grotty block in Hollywood. Look past that and check out the garden/former garage in the back. Even the complimentary popovers are terrific, but try to pace yourself. Grits, hanger steak, scallion pancake with pork belly…we shared dishes but I was still stuffed when I left.
Loteria Grill – an old favorite to which I was introduced by my former roommate. I only regret that my meal there on this trip was a business lunch. No michelada this visit. Boo!
3square – I had a delicious waffle with a college friend at this fun spot in Venice. Now I need to go back for potato pancakes with apples.