L.A. Bites

L.A. like SF is a place where foodies flock. You will rarely be disappointed with your food choice in these two places, and we were not either. I only had one requirement, like I told you guys, I wanted all the dining to be al fresco, and L.A. always accommodates.

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After settling into our cute little hotel, we strolled down Main street and stumbled upon Brick + Mortar.

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Because it was Friday, and we were on vacation and because we were already really happy, we ordered solely from the happy hour menu (to keep our good moods going). We got cheese, fries and bread with more cheese on it.

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I really really love cheese, it’s almost an obsession. So when we ordered the cheese plate, nothing could disappoint me (because I love it all) but this plate was really impressive. The jam, honey and orange relish were paired perfectly with the four cheeses and warm bread.

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I am a sucker for cheese along with anything and everything truffle oil related, so you know we got these bad boys – truffle parmesan fries.

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Annnddd we got this pizza that had mushrooms, mozzarella and truffle oil again, woops. The pizza was crisp but had a great doughy crust and the truffle fries were hot and not too greasy or salty. I would love to try a real meal at Brick + Mortar, just based off of their happy hour bites I would venture to say their dinner is amazing.

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After a couple rounds and a walk to the pier, we had big plans of going somewhere fancy for tacos and margaritas for dinner, but then we saw the Calbi food truck and changed our minds. Sorry no pictures of this, but just know it was delicious food truck food at it’s finest!

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We had time for one more meal on Saturday, before the wedding, so we made the best of it. Venturing into the Venice Beach area we found Joe’s Restaurant – sounds unassuming but it was actually quite chic and hip.

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Bloodies and Long Island Ice Teas were the perfect start to the day!

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Three of us ordered the stone crab hash, which I instantly decided upon just by reading the name of it. The fresh crab melted in your mouth with the egg yolk and soft peppers and potatoes. I was salivating before the plate was out down and probably finished in record time.

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The fourth got the huevos rancheros, which she described as delectable and which looked too perfect to eat.

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Sorry I failed to take any pictures of the wedding food (except for the wedding favor of donuts and champagne seen above) but Nate and I shared the prime rib and veggie options – both were delicious. I feel like this was just a tiny taste (see what I did there) of what L.A. has to offer in terms of food. I need to go back and just focus on that for a weekend (that’s my inner fat kid talking). What are you favorite spots to eat in L.A.?

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