Trying new food in DTLA
We chose to have a last minute adventure Saturday evening and after much discussion, we decided on heading into downtown LA. I had been dying to try Chica's Tacos since they offer a veggie option and their branding is absolutely adorable — their tacos did not disappoint. I ordered a fish taco (since I do eat fish), a veggie taco, as well as chips and salsa. The fish taco was one of the most interesting tacos I have ever had. On top of the fried fish, there was basically a caesar salad. The veggie tacos were stuffed with mushrooms and cauliflower. I am a huge fan of mushrooms, so I would definitely order it again. As for the fish tacos, it was such an interesting flavor combination that I may just order it on the next trip, but all in all, I will definitely head back to this little taco shop.
After stuffing ourselves with tacos and chips, we headed over to The Last Bookstore. No trip to DTLA is complete without a trip here and I can never seem to walk out without at least one book. This time, I picked out The Beautiful and The Damned as well as Frankenstein. I am a huge fan of the writing that came out of "The Lost Generation," so I usually pick up a Hemingway or Fitzgerald book each trip.
We then rushed over to Salt and Straw before the sun set and tried a few of their late summer harvest flavors. One of these even featured Sidecar Doughnuts!! In the end though, I decided on my usual sea salt with caramel ribbons. This as well as the salted malted chocolate chip cookie dough are my all time favorite Salt and Straw flavors. It takes a really awesome seasonal flavor for me to give up on these two. August's carrot cake with chunks of cream cheese is the only one as of late to make me reconsider my favorites.
After eating our ice cream before it melted in the warmth of LA, we rolled our stuffed selves over to a coffee shop to get a little bit of work done before heading home.