Classic Eats Evening #2 was a rip-roaring success! We had about 18 people for most of the evening, some who had been to Union Station many times, some who had never been. Philippe’s was also a hit, plenty of room, lots of yummy food and a star sighting to boot! Thanks to all who came and for the Union Station factoids.
Save the date: Saturday February 28 is Classic Eats #3. We’ll have a poll out soon.
Cross the tracks to see more photos of the gang and find out who the celebrity sighting was…
If you have not had a chance to visit Union Station, I highly recommend it. It is easily combined with a trip to Olvera Street and Chinatown (with Philippe’s along the way).
Union Station is not just a classic LA building, but an actual historic cultural monument:
We ooh’d and aah’d at the actual spot where the “Harvey House” used to be wishing we could be in there.
As the sun got low, we gathered at the Traxx Bar, our lovely crowd growing to a sizable bunch. People watching was great in the station itself, a friend of one of the Classic Eats guests happened by, she was dropping her mom off at the train back to Albuquerque. There was a small Amish family nearby and the inevitable “Witness” jokes started flying. “They’re making a sequel?” “Is Harrison Ford here?” “No one go to the bathroom!” etc. (Yes, we are hysterical.)
Then it was time to head the 2 blocks up Alameda to Philippe’s and so we took a group photo before departure:
Philippe’s called and we answered:
While finishing our awesome food, we saw Adam Arkin. Alas, we didn’t get a photo or find out if he is a single or double dipper.
Thanks to all who came by! Authors LucindaMichele, David Markland, Matt Mason, Burns! and I were there from Metblogs. MrHooks and Shana (returnees from Classic Eats #1), Maggie, Jacquie, Jeff and Donna, Brian and Barbara, Jenny and Brian who brought son Ben and friend Cindy along and then the other Jeff and I looked at each other funny for a minute before realizing that we had walked Western together last fall! (We both clean up so nice.)
Check out MrHooks photostream from the evening here.
We are all looking forward to Classic Eats #3 — Again save the date for February 28 and look for the polls to open in a few weeks. I feel the pressure will be high for Taix and Tiki Ti….
Thanks again all!
(All these photos by moi.)