Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Okay, so everyone already knows about the L.A. Farmer's Market, but that doesn't change the fact that it's awesome. Where else in the world can you get a soft shell crab po'boy, an old school fountain drink and the best friggin' toffee in the world? Or where can you get an ice cream cone after your moules-frites and then pick up some produce before heading home? What other place combines crepes, donuts, Brazilian meat skewers and corned beef and cabbage. Its like a never ending fantastic street fair in some insanely cosmopolitan city. Or a strange Utopian food court of the future. But then there's the sticker store and the kitschy souvenir shops and all the other little shops that give the Farmer's Market its own unique character. It's really one of the better places for us folks on the non-west side to spend an afternoon. Those of us that know it love it and relish every nook and cranny in the place. Its a true institution that will have you eating tacos at a table next to a couple of old men playing chess that look as if they've been engrossed in the same game for decades. You'll turn around and see a table of people you recognize as actors, though you can't quite figure out what they've been in. And, as you stroll through the hallowed walkways you will see couples and families of so many colors and creeds that you may actually feel as if you are in a Utopian food court of the future. If it only had air-conditioning...


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