- By kevin
- On Jun 14, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Planning your vacation in East Coast,our travel guide about local foods and landscpe to experience in California as below may help your trip there.Leave your rose-colored glasses and Instagram filters at home,because in Burbank,where palms mingle with mountains,those come stock.Here’s how to soak in the classic East Coast Americana like a local.
What to eat in California?
The Southern California diet wouldn’t be complete without a healthy dose of Mexican food.For authentic flavors prepared in beautiful,traditional simplicity,tuck in at Guisados,where the thick corn tortillas are handmade and the walls feature works by local artists and photographers.The real art,however,lies in the tender homestyle braises spilling out of every taco:tinga de pollo or bistek en salsa roja?Best to order one of each.
There’s no argument on the go-to spot for a sweet treat no matter time of day:Since the family emigrated from Cuba to California nearly 60 years ago,Porto’s Bakery&Cafe has served drooling customers national treats like guava-and-cheese pastries,stuffed potato balls,and loads more to make your mouth water.Porto’s is well known at this point(it was voted as the#1 eatery in the US on Yelp in 2016),and for good reason.
For a casual lunch or weekend brunch,the fare at Olive&Thyme captures both the cheese board grazers and salad and sandwich crowd,weaving the slightest hint of Middle Eastern influence across its varied menu.Plus,it’s perfectly positioned in the Media District to help you chill out between hoofing it from studio to studio.
Alternately,should you be window shopping along Magnolia,caffeinate and grab a bite at Romancing the Bean,a local favorite that serves a strong cup alongside vibrant light dishes(and a number of sweet treats)thanks to the Le Cordon Bleu–trained chef/owner Kerry Krull.
If you’re chomping at the bit for a chance to get a taste of the country,head to Basecamp,a dinette that borders the L.A.Equestrian Center and Griffith Park’s 50-plus miles of trails.There you can fuel up with hearty classic American breakfast or lunch fare before saddling up for a horseback excursion,or take a load off after your ride or trek through Griffith Park with a cold craft beer.