Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FOUND: LA activity to-do list

I was brainstorming and filling my calendar with as much as I can, aware that my wrap date looms, and boredom is not an option.

I stumbled upon this list in my google docs and thought I will try to finish checking off/starring as many as I can while I have the time.

Top 100 things one has to do when they live in LA by
Caroline on Crack.

1) Cocktail punch at the Radio Room in the Edison

*2) Chili dog from Pink’s

*3) Rattlesnake and rabbit with jalapeno at Wurstkuche

*4) Korean short ribs taco from Kogi BBQ taco truck

5) Great Los Angeles Walk

6) Ajo Garlic Ramen at Ramenya

7) Sour Kraut Cocktail from Copa d’Oro

*8) Red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles

*9) Singing Elvis at Palms Thai

*10) Churro from churro cart at Disneyland

11) Junk food dessert platter at Simon LA

*12) Dessert tasting menu at Providence

13) Classic martini at Musso & Frank Grill

14) Roasted bone marrow at Church & State

15) Pedal boat at Echo Park Lake

16) Bowling and $4 cocktails at Shatto 39 Lanes

17) Kobe-style beef at Park’s BBQ

18) Mulholland Drive from 405 to 101

19) Medicina Latina at Malo

*20) Father’s Office burger

21) Maple bacon doughnut at Nickel Diner

*22) Mashti Malones lavender ice cream

23) Red Line Metro barhop

*24) Live music at Spaceland

*25) Magic Mojito at Bar Centro at the Bazaar by Jose Andres

26) Wine tour through San Antonio Winery

*27) Sample everything at Scoops ice cream

*28) Bike from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach and back

*29) Mochi from Mikawaya Little Tokyo

30) Broiled San Francisco stuffed French toast at Starling Diner

31) Mojito sampler jelly shots at Bar Nineteen12

32) High Tea at Royal/T

33) Pimp your own burger at the Counter in Santa Monica

*34) Carne asada burrito from Tacos Tumbras A Tomas at Grand Central Market

*35) Diddy Riese Chocolate Chip Cookies

*36) Ride the mechanical bull at Saddle Ranch and have a premium SR AMF

37) Greyhound Proper at Hungry Cat

38) Blue cheese fries at Pete’s Cafe and Bar

39) L.A. Conservancy’s Historic Core walking tour

*40) 21+ screenings at the ArcLight

41) Secret beef feast at Totoraku

*42) Moonlight Rollerway

43) Bartender’s Choice at Comme Ca

*44) Tomato, mozzarella, sausage, salami, bacon & guanciale pizza at Pizzeria Mozza

*45) Ride the Pacific Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier

46) Late-night Danger dogs

*47) Bet on a horse at Santa Anita racetrack

48) Loco Moco (foie gras loco moco, quail egg, spam, hamburger) at Animal

49) Blood & Sand cocktail at Tiki Ti

*50) Tea and a stroll through Huntington Gardens

*51) Drive Sunset Boulevard from Echo Park to PCH in a convertible

*52) Double chocolate croissant pudding with Jack Daniels sauce at Milk

53) Hike from Fern Dell Drive to Mt. Hollywood, stopping at Griffith Observatory

54) Meatball sandwich from Bay Cities Deli

55) Scorpion cocktail at Hop Louie

56) Magic Castle

*57) Scoe’s No. 2 at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

58) L.A. Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats

*59) Philippe’s French Dip with hot mustard

*60) Dim sum at Empress Pavilion in Chinatown

*61) Remember the Maine at the Varnish

62) Omakase dinner at Urasawa

*63) LA Phil concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

*64) Pool party at Standard Rooftop Bar

*65) Quarter chicken with side of garlic sauce at Zankou Chicken

*66) Goddess spa treatment at Olympic Spa

67) Vodbox at Nic’s Martini Lounge

68) Turkey dinner at Clifton’s Cafeteria, don’t forget the green jello

*69) Los Angeles Marathon

*70) Marty & Elayne at Dresden Room

71) Coleslaw and sourdough toast at Original Pantry

72) Real Black Dahlia Tour by Esotouric

*73) Ninotchka at Bar Lubitsch

*74) Stay in a bungalow at Chateau Marmont

75) Auntie Em’s Market dinner

76) Sunday wine tastings at Silverlake Wine

*77) Grilled cheese night at Campanile

*78) Power lunch at the Polo Lounge

*79) Cadillac Margarita at El Cholo

*80) Courtside at a Lakers game

81) Angel City Derby Girls Tournament

*82) Box seats at Hollywood Bowl summer concert

*83) Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium

84) Ride the Good Year blimp

*85) Sip mojitos poolside at the Hotel Roosevelt’s Tropicana Bar

*86) Ringside at Lucha VaVoom

*87) Summer movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

88) History Walk from Mission San Gabriel to Olvera Street

89) Taro ice cream at Fosselman’s

90) Galco’s Soda Pop Shop

91) Apricot & Honey 75 at the Penthouse during sunset

92) Angel City Drive-In

93) Downtown Art Walk

94) Bonfire at Dockweiler Beach

*95) Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s

*96) Karaoke at Brass Monkey

97) Yee-Mee-Lu “blue drink” at Good Luck Bar

*98) Sunset dinner and horseback riding with Sunset Ranch

99) American Food & Wine Festival

100) Hike to the top of Sandstone Peak and sign the register


You know, from a NATIVE angeleno stand-point. (Zing)

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