Monday, July 02, 2007

I Love LA

This evening Tom and I were driving back from Best Buy in Culver City and we spotted a Kwik-E-Mart. We had both read this article on MSNBC earlier today that talked about 7-11 promoting the Simpson's movie by temporarily converting a dozen of its locations into Kwik-E-Marts (this is the name of the convenience store on the Simpson's that makes fun of 7-11) and coincidentally, we ran into one. That is one great thing about living in LA: the things that you read about happen here. We probably would have never noticed but the store was at capacity and there was a huge line of people waiting to get in.

Anyway, we went to Best Buy because Tom's beloved computer chair (which was damaged in our move out from Utah) finally died. He now has a new and improved chair which he is referring to as his throne (which was on sale).
Last week we had a couple of very interesting food experiences. On Thursday we went to Matsuhisa, which is this great sushi place in Beverly Hills and it is definitely my favorite place that we've eaten so far. We had some delicious albacore sashimi, some wonderful pumpkin tempura, and some (surprisingly) little 10 oz, nonrefillable glass bottles of sodas that cost $4 each.

Then on Friday we went to the weirdest place we've eaten so far: Sona. We decided to get the 6 course tasting menu (we've never had a tasting menu before) because we were with this really nice associate who encouraged us to not pay attention to our normal dinner $ limit. The tasting menu just means that we get six courses of whatever the chef thinks is best the day. We had all kinds of things like kimchi, wantons, raw fish, duck, black (not blackened) chicken, steak, and some delicious chocolate desserts. We also had a dessert that looked like a little tiny hamburger, but it tasted like rosemary. It was very bizarre. The food was. . . interesting, but the really interesting thing was the service. It seemed like there were about 50 waiters and I don't think we saw the same one twice. Seriously, it was like we were in the Matrix. They didn't really say anything and it seemed like it took five or six people to bring out every course. Luckily we really enjoyed the company of everyone else at the table and this was probably my most enjoyable dinner experience so far.

Well, starting on Wednesday we will be in Crestline with Tom's family. We are really excited because we haven't seen some of Tom's family in a long time. I will update when we get back, until then have a happy 4th of July :)

1 comment:

Jan said...

Hope ya'll have a safe and happy July 4th! Enjoy spending time with family!

BTW - the Simpsons stuff does look cool - and I dont' even watch the TV show!