Em had left the car in Los Feliz and took an Uber back to Venice after a night of fun. It is a pretty brilliant addition to the LA landscape. One of the most beautiful things about NYC is the ability to walk home or take a taxi after drinking. Now you can do it everywhere. Transportation disruption is wonderful.
We picked up the car and drove over to Sapp Coffee Shop for lunch. It is a small Thai restaurant in a strip mall. The vibe is not something they gave much thought to. A few pictures of the Rama on the walls but otherwise just seats and chairs. The food however is fantastic. We split a few things. Em went in for the Thai Iced Tea. Super sweet ice tea cut with condensed milk.
The jade noodles are light, airy and green mixed with pork, crab, crushed peanuts, limes and a spicy sauce. Just perfect. Not too heavy and full of many flavors that just explode in your mouth. The boat noodle soup is supposedly a patron fave but we weren’t up for a soup.
We also had the spicy beef with a large piece of cabbage to cut the spice. Another winner. We had an agenda and tacos were coming next.
The Taschen Gallery has an installation for the David Hockney book they just did with him. It is a super cool exhibit. Each page of the book is torn out and then put on the wall.
You can also buy the book and the stand.
Here are a few of my favorite pieces…and there are many.
Love the pools.
Love him and his dogs.
Off to tacos. We shot out to Boyle Heights. It is still very raw out there just outside of the garment area of downtown. Tacos are big there. There was a truck called Marisco 4 Vientos. I am pretty sure none of us realized it was the wrong truck. The crowd was huge and the line was long.
Connected to the truck was the restaurant that served the same food but sit down. I felt as I was walking into Mexico City. Same vibe, same time warp.
We got a drink.
The ceviche tostado. Chopped fish underneath shrimp and avocado. Quite good.
We also went with tacos de camaron which was ok and very old school. Just a bit mushy and very heavy handed.
We finished up and got back in the car to leave. As we driving down the road we saw another truck that said Marisco Jalisco. We all realized it was the truck we wanted to go eat at not the one that we just ate at. So what else should we do but pull over, park the car and go for round 2. A much hipper crowd at this place vs the many families at the other place. We ordered up another taco de camaron. This was good. Light, tasty, flavorful and just right.
I had to pick up some dessert for the night ahead and opted for this entrepreneurial woman who parked her wares right next to the truck. They were pineapple and vanilla cream hand pies and flan. Not the best but pretty good
Fun day of activities. Determined to get in all the spots before leaving town.