Books and Egg Sluts

Visiting LA

There are a TON of photos in this one, so I’m breaking it up into day and night.

I mentioned our room was at the FAAAAAR end of the ship. I was not exaggerating.
This is the hall that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends.

We popped down the road for breakfast this morning. Another beautiful and sunny day.

I am one of those “give me lunch/dinner foods for breakfast” people, so anywhere with an early/all day menu is the best.

I’m also forever looking for a place that has an Irish stew like Raglan Road (this did not compare unfortunately – but the menu looked good enough anyway).

We started with an appetizer of Curry Chips. A basket of deep-fried chips (Brit for thick cut fries) served with a
homemade curry sauce. This was DIVINE. Chris wanted a bowl of curry sauce to go.

Then we both got a small order of Cottage Pie. Tender chunks of beef slow cooked with potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, herbs & Guinness in a rich brown gravy topped with mashed potatoes and then baked til golden. This wasn’t my Irish stew, but it was DAMN good.

It came with a side of Irish soda bread, which was also quite good.

After another session of classes, which I will spare you the contents of – we ventured out again.

I had to stop for a photo of this grocery because OMG IT DOES EXIST!!

Shop smart! Shop S-Mart!

Then I tried to hit up the Volks doll shop only to find out they are just an office now. Bummer. They were very polite though and let me take photos of some of the kiddos on display.

We passed this absolutely terrifying sign that HAS to be related to FNAF.

I wanted to hit some of LA proper before we left.

We went to “The Last Bookstore“. Originally chosen ironically – they recognize that at some point it may become aptly named.

So many books and cool spaces throughout.

This yarn shop upstairs had such a pretty selection.

In between all the cool artwork and layout – there was also a wide range of books stocked.

This one was very much “no way that’s real” – except they had a stack of them . . .

After that, we stopped by the market and I just had to see what a place called “Eggslut” had.

Chris got the breakfast sandwich.
hardwood smoked bacon, cage-free over medium egg, cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup in a warm brioche bun

I went for the namesake.
cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with a baguette

Man, oh, man. This was so delicious for how basic it is!

Chris had come to realize that the shave ice was a limited time item and ask to head back for one more before we left it behind.
On the way I saw this awesome artwork on a wall.

We stopped for dinner at a katsu place:

We split an order of the Kimukatsu Original
Twenty-five layers of pork loin coated with panko bread crumbs and fried. Served with rice, miso soup, cabbage, and Japanese pickles.

The shredded cabbage was really light and tasty – it was cut so fine, it was like munching on carrots.

Of course Chris got another shave ice. :)

Up Next: We check out Venice Beach and the Santa Monica pier.

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