Eating (and drinking) Locali

(Locali photo from Green La Girl)

There are a lot of great food & drink options near Her new house and over the last couple of weeks We’ve been trying out the fare, mostly consisting of delivery after a day of lugging boxes (yes, I am a very good boyfriend and helped with all the labor). Last night We had another dinner of all local stuff, but this time We actually prepared part of it ourselves. (Or rather, She prepared it.)

During the move We frequented Locali often, but now that She is more moved in We decided to grab a few groceries there too, instead of just the usual sandwiches to go. The store is small, which means their inventory is carefully chosen. The products are organic and many are vegan or vegetarian. There are lots of prepared foods, dairy, juices, beers, wine, and cool household products that are environmentally conscious. The store contributed to the wine and dessert portions of the meal.

Locali doesn’t specialize in vegetables, but this is fine; for produce We both go to the Hollywood Farmers Market (until the garden provides vegetables). As She reported, last Sunday We got a “bounty” of fresh produce from the HFM.

Also on the regular post-moving rotation has been Prizzi’s Piazza. They make a fantastic deep dish. For last night’s dinner we ordered a pie, paired it with a Farmers Market salad, and delicious cinnamon cookies. For beverage We drank a biodynamic Cab by Frey from Redwood Valley.

To be quite honest, I really don’t know what “biodynamic” means. I know there are blog-wars about it. [OK, I just took a break from writing and read a little about it. Sounds well and good, but the wine still has to taste good.] I have watched many programs and documentaries about winemakers and so many of the winemakers really, really seem to care about their grapes and their product, so I’m not sure you need to subscribe to a certain farming method. [I'm kinda thinking aloud in blog form right now.]

Anyhow here’s my review of the meal:

Prizzi’s Piazza: Wow, this pizza is delicious. We may need to put some sort of cap on how much we are allowed to eat this. I feel fatter after one slice.

Farmers Market Salad: So fresh and nice. She makes a great salad. And I ate everything on my plate even though I told Her I didn’t want any salad.

Sun Flour Baking Co. Premium Cinnamon Cookies: These are vegan and gluten-free. I am neither vegan, nor adverse to gluten, but these are some of the best cookies I have ever tasted.

2006 Frey Cabernet Sauvignon: My first statement upon smelling the wine was, “it’s corked.” To which She replied, “the cork was not made of cork.” [Sidenote: what is a cork called that is not made from cork?] It smelled really funky. It tasted, ehh. It had texture and mouthfeel, but almost no flavor, no fruit whatsoever. (Though She did say she got a hint of huckleberry and “bramble” in the finish.) The tannins were a little too powerful too. Later, after We switched to G&T’s, I said it was a positively OK wine, but for nearly $20, I expect more. We probably won’t buy this again, nor could We recommend it.

The evening segued into a competitive game of Boggle. I won’t say who won, or who is still undefeated. I won’t even allude to the man who won. Nor will I say His name. Because that would be poor sportsmanship.

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  1. There’s a new house in the picture? Clearly I have missed one too many blog posts. Must catch up. Happy housewarming!

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