LA’s Grand Central Market

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City of Los Angeles…Made in India??

For years I’ve taken the 55N to the 22W to the I5N to the 101N to the 134 (you’ve seen that SNL skit right?) up to the San Fernando Valley to visit my family in L.A., just to get there….and end up pretty much missing everything in between.  So, this past year or so I decided to make a concerted effort to stop and enjoy all that L.A. has to offer.  I’ve stopped at the Getty, taken in the Museum of Photography and stopped to see a friend or two along my route.

I’ve been hearing from my friend, Courtney, about all the cool things the new gentrifying downtown L.A. has to offer and it was time I saw a bit of it for myself.  So, when we were going up to my sister’s for the Academy Awards party about three weeks ago I chose L.A.’s Grand Central Market as our stop for lunch.  It’s a pretty cool place, packed with energy, people, over 30 unique places to eat or grab some artisan food to take home ….take a look!

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the oyster gourmet…cool architecture (interesting back-view?)
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the line wrapped around the corner…we didn’t try it!

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amazing three cheese blend grilled cheese with caramelized onions on brioche slices
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…or the burratta toast

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CANDY!!

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Grand Central market is in the shadow of L.A.’s towering buildings, directly across the street from the Angels Flight funicular, opened in 1901, but sadly not operating at this time.

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It was a fun and worthwhile stop on our otherwise trafficy trek up the L.A. freeways. There’s not much to do in the immediate area in the way of shopping, but the amazing architecture of the Bradbury Building and The Million Dollar Theatre are within a block or two and definitely worth a look…or a walking tour.

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this is on the wall at the market….so true!

What are you doing this weekend?!

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4 Comments

  1. Great post, Jeanine! It sounds like a fun place to stop for lunch. I love the idea of taking the time to enjoy what your own community has to offer.

    By the way, we met at the the WITS16 brunch on Sunday. Nice to talk to you! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the conference, and good luck with the blog!

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