Adventures in Downtown LA
Last week some of my girlfriends and I took advantage of the free week at MOCA. Since I never go Downtown, we made a day of it taking our knives to get sharpened at Ross Cutlery (the only place I trust with my knives), and lunch at Tierra Cafe (one of the only veg spots in Downtown). It was SO much fun.
Tierra Cafe is in a food court that is difficult to find and even more difficult to park nearby if you aren’t already working Downtown. The food is good and inexpensive, and great if you live or work Downtown, but I wouldn’t say go out of your way to try it. The staff and owners were really nice to us, although they’ve gotten some nasty reviews.
I got the Veggie Burrito which was tasty and stuffed full of veggies, beans, and rice. The cilantro sauce on the side really made the dish.
My friend had the Club (I think) which was tasty too, but I’m not too crazy about fake meat products like Tofurky slices.
The portions are huge and a great deal. If I was ever stuck Downtown and needed to grub I would definitely go to Tierra Cafe again. I’ve heard their breakfast is bomb, which they serve all day.
The MOCA show was great. Lots of photography, which is one of my favorite mediums. I love witnessing a story through photos, especially when they are set in time periods I didn’t experience or live through myself. These were two of my favorite paintings in the show.
We cruised by the Central Library, which I’ve never been to before. I was flabbergasted by the vegetarian/vegan cookbook section and checked out many books. I discovered the bounty of cookbooks at the LA Public Library when I first moved here. Whenever I drive by a library, I go in to see what vegan cookbooks they have available and check them out. Now, after my visit to the mother of all libraries, I realize that I just need to head Downtown to get all my cookbook needs taken care of. They even had cookbooks from the 70’s! It was awesome! The place is HUGE and beautiful.