NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

Dodger Stadium:  From hot dogs to cold beer to neighborly spirit, nothing completes a Summer without a trip to a true Angeleno baseball game.  With 81 home games each season, there’s no reason not to go.  On perfect nights, I delight in free Dodgertown swag, fireworks, and Andre Ethier at bat.  My calves, and yours, may remember the Mile 1 loop around the stadium, LA Marathon’s “Stadium to the Sea” course.

Carroll Avenue:  Poised in the heart of Angeleno Heights, the historic painted ladies are a must. Take a leisurely stroll amongst beautifully-restored Queen Anne Victorian manors, Stick-Eastlakes, and Craftsman bungalows.  If Mary Poppins were an Eastsider, she’d grace this block with her presence.  Arguably the only block in LA where the HPOZ sanctions creativity with exterior paint.

Echo Park Farmers’ Market:  An urban parking lot could not smell any better, every Friday from 3 to 7 pm.  Tucked off a lot south of Sunset Blvd. and Logan Street, this certified farmers’ market has been indulging locals since October 2006.  The strawberry banana loaf, fresh veggies, barbecue, and coffee beans are staples for my kitchen.