Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend Foodie Field Trip: Los Feliz

It really is a shame that I don't have all the time in the world to explore the precious pockets that exist in Los Angeles. I love to explore new cities and towns to smell, taste, touch, hear, and see the features unique to that specific area. I view each new town as a menagerie box, strewn with various odds and ends that exude a specific charm and whimsy. 

After a bumpy horseback riding experience Saturday afternoon, a few of us headed to Los Feliz for some post-ride grub. We ended up at Alcove, a quaint neighborhood cafe reminiscent of Aroma Coffee and Tea, a favorite local haunt. The menu is chock full of salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and breakfast favorites that are prepared with the perfect combination of local and exotic flavors. In a rare turn of events, I ordered the simplest thing on the menu--a turkey club on a pretzel roll with fresh-squeezed lemonade--that will no doubt encourage me to go back and be more adventurous with my lunch selection! Alcove also provided me and my peeps ample people-watching while sitting on the patio (one of my very favorite pastimes), where we spotted a few celebs and a handful of beautiful, no-name people who, while I tore into my gargantuan, multilayer sandwich, munched daintily on their chopped salads and chilaquiles. Whatever!


Sunday night I caught up with a very fabulous friend with whom I love to explore the city. While we sipped on our fresh squeezed juices al fresco (she a spinach, kale, parsley, cucumber and ginger concoction and I an apple, carrot, beet, spinach and parsley potion), our mini crossbodies shared a giggle at our expense. They're tres chic, just like their owners!

P.S. Do you follow La Petite Gigi on Facebook & Twitter? Do it. Now!


  1. Heeeeey! Nothing wrong with chilaguiles! You take that back! haha

    And what's this about you not having all the time in the world to explore la-la land? You going somewhere?

    You know, I've been wanting to go to Alcove for quite some time now - Big Bar specifically. I'm gonna make it a priority to go in the coming months now! =)

    And what celebrities did you spot, Gareen?

    1. Chilaquiles are my FAVORITES, but I had to pretty much dislocate my jaw to bite into my sandwich, so I was mad at those able to eat daintily with their forks and knives ;-). And fine, I have time to explore, but I want to do it everyday! I saw some of the drinks being transported from the bar and they looked AWESOME. Spotted Jenna Elfman, some actor from some show (typical LA response) and La Petite Gigi, duh!

  2. Okay, everything wrong with chilaguiles, but not CHILAQUILES.


  3. Patience young grasshopper. I think you'd agree with me that it's better to have options in abundance and not enough time, than to have few options and time to burn.

    Jenna Elfman?? Oooooh!

    "Some actor from some show??" You don't say! Get outta here! =)

    La Petite Gigi? WHO?? Never heard of her. hahaha I kid.


Merci beaucoup!

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