Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Eat & Drink Options Along 2019 Great LA Walk Route

Even though this year's Great LA Walk takes place much closer to where I live (the route runs from Arcadia to Downtown LA via Pasadena, Highland Park, Chinatown & adjacent neighborhoods), I'm semi-bummed that I'm out of town this weekend and will not be able to partake in this pre-Thanksgiving tradition.

That didn't stop me from making an eats & drinks map for this year's participants, my own form of tribute to the late Jonathan Gold (whose attempt to dine at every restaurant on Pico Blvd. served as the dining guide for the 2007 Walk).

The map, which includes some LA classics as well as my personal faves, is available here.

Whether you're looking for a tasty jolt of caffeine, a fast grab 'n go bite, a sitdown spot to rest your legs or even a mid-hike tipple, I hope this guide will help you stay nourished & hydrated on your 18-mile trek. Happy trails! 

(& much thanks to Mike Schneider of Franklin Avenue, the Walk's organizer, for reaching out to me to put this together - it's a joy to do every time & reminds me of all the great dining options available throughout LA)