Monday, August 04, 2008
Field Trip: Grand Central Market
Today, my brothers, Dawn and I all decided to take the day off and take a little tour of some of my favorite spots in downtown Los Angeles. We started at Berger Bead, strolled through Michael Levine's and ended up at the Central Market on Broadway and 3rd. Central Market dates back to 1917 when well-to-do Angelenos rode the Angels Flight Railway down to the best open-air shopping in town. At the market, they could find an entire world of treats for all the senses and all the family. Today you still can. Over 38 vendors offer the finest selection of produce, delicacies and unique items from around the world - but mostly, it is a Latino market. Homemade mole, overstuffed pupusas with loroca flowers, and piles and piles of dried chiles. The visit was filled with color, scents and tastes - just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing.
Posted by Kaari Marie