Eating in LA

We have eaten well. Sometimes it feels as though we eat breakfast, walk once around the table and sit down for lunch. During lunch today the wait staff at the convention center went on strike. The staff of the American Bookseller’s Association stepped right in and gave us wonderful, cheerful service. We ate a nice meal while we listened to four speaker/authors.

Thursday night we took a very expensive taxi ride to El Cholo, the oldest Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles. It was fabulous. Wonderful chips and salsa, distinguished waiter, great mariachi band and green chili tamales. Wow. We enjoyed hearing the band play Roll Out the Barrel – oh, the mix of ethnicities you find in LA.
Tonight we walked a few blocks to Mel’s Drive-in, another LA landmark. A good old-fashioned hamburger and onion rings. Just the right way to end our day.
Carrie met Louis Sacher today and we both chatted with Sherman Alexie. Sherman is hoping to put together a bus tour to visit smaller independent stores in Washington. You can read more about Sherman’s award-winning book in the archives of this blog. Michael Moore and Jon Krakauer had to cancel their appearance here at the BookExpo, but we heard Magic Johnson speak this morning on his new book and program to help the minority communities across the nation become entrepreneurs and turn around their neighborhoods.
And now. Aahhh. My shoes are off, my feet are up and I’m going to READ!
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