LA: The Broad, Little Tokyo, Griffith (Nov 2016)

Eggslut time.

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This one is located in the Grand Central Market.

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We sat at the counter and chowed down on the most delicious magical egg sandwiches ever. They give you so much bacon and meat!

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I ordered the “Slut”, which is coddled egg with warm potato puree, it was like a warm delicious blanket covering me in the middle of a blizzard in New York City. Also, it’s fun to hear them yell out “Slut” to each other repeatedly.

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We walked over to the Broad Museum. I reserved advanced tickets so that we didn’t have to wait on the standby line. The earliest time I could get was 11:30AM. In order to sign up for the Infinity Room, you had to be inside the museum, so I wanted to be there as early as possible.

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As soon as we got inside, I signed us up for the Infinity Room. The wait was around 2 hours, so we explored the rest of the museum.

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Finally, we got a text to notify that we will be able to go into the Infinity Room shortly. We lined up on the first floor. There was a short queue. You can choose to go in with your friends or go solo. We decided to go one at a time.

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The lights flashed periodically, so it was hard to get a good shot at the right moment and enjoy the moment at the same time. You get 45 seconds in there, and you can only step onto the platform. After 45 seconds, they open the door for you to get out and the next person to go in.

After the Broad, we walked over to Little Tokyo for lunch!

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The original Daikokuya.

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Their takoyaki (octopus balls) were actually pretty good. Ramen was okay. I’ve had better in NYC.

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Mikawaya has lots of flavors of mochi.

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We walked around Little Tokyo’s cute stores.

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Then we Uber’ed to Griffith Observatory for the sunset.

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Hello LA.

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Travelogue: Boston (July 2014)

We took the Megabus to Boston on Sunday. It was a 4.5 hour ride; we slept through most of it. After we got to South Station, we walked to Chinatown — it’s actually only a block away!

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Pho at Xinh Xinh.

We took a cab to the car rental place and got our car. We checked into the hotel to put down our stuff and started our adventure with…

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The New England Aquarium! I looked up their website and found the cheapest parking garage nearby at International Pl – $7 with validation.

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Myrtle the turtle.

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Penguins!

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Seahorses are so cute.

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You can pet starfish and stingrays.

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There’s a spiral stairway that encircles this big tank; once you reach the top, you can look down on it.

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I can’t say this was my favorite; $25 admission and not much interactive exhibits. Their gift shop was tiny.

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We went to a restaurant called “The Ship“… it’s shaped like a ship and decorated like a ship. Very cute.

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The next day, we went to the Sam Adams Brewery for their free tour and free tasting.

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You get a “ticket” like this…

 

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And you follow this schedule…

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Plenty of informational tidbits while you’re waiting.

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Our tour guide, Mike, was hilarious and made the tour entertaining.

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We had 3 tastings: Boston lager, summer ale, IPA. You can refill as much as you want. In the end, we got to take this glass home for free!

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After the tour, the brewery actually provides free shuttles to a local pub named Doyle’s – you get a Sam Adams glass free with purchase. Not too bad.

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Their lobster roll was pretty good; more like a club though, with toasted sourdough.

We stopped by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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No photography allowed! (shhhhh)

 

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We then went to Island Creek Oyster Bar.

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We wanted to taste different types of oysters so we just ordered a dozen assorted.

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The lobster roe noodles were AMAZING. Fatty pieces of short ribs and lobster with delicious pasta…

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Their lobster roll was really good too, comparable to Maine.

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We took a stroll around Newbury Street and Boston Commons.

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