April 18, 2004 at 11:48 am in Uncategorized
Mr. Fogarty was craving some Foo Chow yesterday so we decided to hop on down to Chinatown and grab a quick bite. Trivia: Foo Chow was the Chinese restaurant from the movie Rush Hour. How does one grab a quick bite in Chinatown when you are in the middle of Hollywood? Why hop on the Metro of course! I haven’t had a chance to ride the subway or trains yet and since Mr. Fogarty (who shall henceforth be known as Bob) is the only non-homeless person living in LA who doesn’t own a car it seemed fitting. So we descend into the bowels of Hollywood & Highland and grab some tickets and hop a Red Line train. It reminded me a lot of the D.C. subway system because it was just so damn clean but the cars reminded me of New York. It’s surprisingly uncrowded as we made stop after stop on the way to Union Station. An interesting aside is that there are no real ticket readers. If you don’t have a ticket you can just walk onto the train. From what I understand, their idea of ticket readers are armed cops who will throw ya in the clink if they catch you riding without a ticket. I think that’s the Indiana Jones’ method if I remember correctly.
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