Just touched down LAX, it’s about 4pm… What hip spot can we go to for some good eats? let’s get on that Venice cool and hit up Gjelina for some outdoor dining. The food is typically new american but since we came off hour, we got the Neapolitan pizza menu. We ordered one lamb sausage and one proscuitto. Pizzas were delicious, fresh ingredients, wood fire feel, and addictive. What a great spot to start drinking with crew.
You’re are going to Hollywood!
Before I post the food and retail photos, above are some scenic shots of Venice and Hollywood.
Quoin (aka Revel’s waiting area)
Quoin is quite the hip quaint bar lounge spot for a cocktail. It has a pretty nice list of curated drinks and infused SOJU. Drink of choice is the Paddington (bourbon with hints of orange) since I like the brown stuff. Also, a solid selection of whiskey, scotch, and a handful of beer handles. Quoin is connected to Revel and is designated as the waiting area since the restaurant has one of the biggest buzzes in Seattle.
Good drinks, awesome setting, and alleviates the wait. FYI, you can always order off the Revel menu and dine in the bar lounge if you get hungry.
Turn up the lights in here baby! Extra bright I want y’all to see this….
My favorite architectural work in my hood, the University of Washington Medicine Complex in South Lake Union. Very inspiring, sharp, sleek, midcentury, and modern.