my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in
the sand, you pretty town! - John Fante, Ask the Dust
Don't think I won't miss you, Los Angeles...
When your beaches look like this in January.
And your berries are ripe all year long....
In this great city, so fraught with contradiction...
there is indeed much to love.
So before I go, I must tip my hat to some of my favorite things and places.
I would like to begin by biding adieu to some of my favorite foods:
Farewell Randy's and your coconut donuts
Farewell Palm's Thai and your lunch specials
Farewell taco trucks
Farewell Hot Dog on a Stick and Cherry Lemonade
Farewell Cait's Cakes and your custom-made cupcakes
And Farewell to you, Apple Pan French Fries
Stay tuned for Ode to Los Angeles Part II: Farewell Architecture...