Friday, April 22, 2011

Mural on Main

Mural on Main
Originally uploaded by meekorouse

THURSDAY: As seen from 5th & Main Streets: A mural was in progress, painted on the side of the Old Bank District garage. @RawMaterials tweeted out that it was the work of Claudio Ethos.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Schnitzly Schnitzel Now Open!

An email from Patti B. in our New Downtown yahoo group Thursday last week let us know that Schnitzly Schnitzel was now open. Sean had driven by a couple weeks ago when they had yet to open so it was on our radar.

Our schedule opened up where we could finally go there for lunch today. As far as we know this location on 7th near Los Angeles is associated with the location on Pico near Beverly Hills.

exterior of Schnitzly on 7th near Los Angeles.. not the best shot but there's a lot of characters hovering about.. (the fellow talking loudly on his phone excluded.. he was a fellow customer looking for a business associate late for lunch.. no I didn't ask, he just was really loud).

Nevermind that and go inside. It's really nice (and there's lots of seating though I didn't get a shot):

A long counter where your salad is made to order (lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions or grilled onions.. and several scrumptious sauces are available for your fixings) Scnitzels come in a variety of flavors..

Sean went with the Garlic Schnitzel & had the garlic mayo with it..

Various salads are available: Schnitzel, steak, and a healthy salad.. I went with the Schnitzel Salad (Indian flavored):

Like the sandwiches, the salad is huge. While the salad itself isn't anything exciting, the schnitzel is good!! I had sweet chili sauce and garlic mayo on mine (but was advised the chimichurri is good too!)

They have canned soda (like coke zero!) Snapple etc.. in a cooler at the end of the long counter.. Since they just opened it's still cash only. Lunch for the two items came to about $24.

HOURS: Monday through Thursday 930-6pm and Friday 930-3pm

No website yet.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I guess I should post more?

Wow no update since January. I'd tell you what I was up to for the last two months but it has nothing to do with downtown.. which means this blog is pretty limited.

On the other hand I've been updating my "diet blog" a couple times a week. I've lost 20lbs on Weight Watchers (we're doing the online version b/c I hate the idea of having to show up somewhere every week & confess my sins of not drinking enough liquids or explaining to a stranger why I opted for some Fresh & Easy chocolate..) I have about another 50 lbs to go. Yeah. Sitting on your butt really does harm your health.

The last story I did for Blogdowntown was last month on Sharlena's new place that will be opening in the summer. "Semi Sweet" I think it'll be a neat place and she'll be offering a really wide range of savory items.. not just the sweet stuff she's known for.

I've been to Michigan to visit my brother the week of St Patrick's Day. He's been very ill so I was grateful I got to spend time with him when I had the chance. I'll be headed back sometime this summer for a family gathering to celebrate his life.. He passed on not a week after I saw him. No I don't want to talk about it.

Honestly after that, blogging just doesn't seem so crucial at the moment. I haven't gotten out much in the past couple weeks either, so I really am not up on what's going on.

So what am I doing with my time?

I'm working on another of my new year's resolutions to do the family tree. My dad gave me a nice wedge of info to kick-start me again. I was up to 4am this morning working on it and got a little further along than what my dad had info for, so that's good. I'm working on my biological family tree as well. That's a totally different story not downtown related that I'm aware. There are some half-siblings I'm looking for but I don't think they live in DTLA; assuming they're living I'm leaning toward the IE and the bay area.. that's where I"m at with those clues.

Honestly the only thing I can scrape together that's even downtown related is the amount of dust that filters through our not-so-sealed 100year old windows. My allergies have been kicking up with the dust.. Sneezing by both me & the cats is pretty rampant here.

I'm trying to organize our stuff.. Going through stuff, boxing up the clutter and putting it all in one place to be gone through with Sean later: the stuff, not all of it mine, so it's not for me to just get rid of it. But yeah, looking at our place you'd never know I was into Simplicity.. not to mention I have a collecting gene myself I fight against. =)

I'm contemplating "Book Crossing" some of my older fiction books to clear some shelf space. Maybe donating to the library is quicker and less tedious, but Book Crossing might be fun too. I haven't Book Crossed anything since Berkeley maybe.. (my memory is going) and the couple books I sent 'into the wild' never really went anywhere, except an Ruth Rendell galley book.. which I guess horrified the reader who found it. Yeah, it was a creepy book. I didn't write it, so not sure why the person felt obliged to complain while doing their online review. Free is Free. If the book stinks, just pass it on.

If you've heard of "Book Crossing" do you know of any "Official" Book Crossing Zones in downtown LA?? Do you know of any friendly places to abandon a book to the wild? Please don't say the library or Disneyland.. it doesn't work there. Seriously.