Thursday, July 29, 2010

Exploring Los Angeles: Tomato Pie

This summer, I have come to the realization that although I have lived in Los Angeles for nearly two decades, I don't really know LA. I'm on the path to changing that though.

This past Tuesday, I attended Da Poetry Lounge, which I have been to in the past but I had never really walked down the streets near it. After Tuesday, I have a new outlook on Los Angeles. I was not in the most glamorous area of LA, but it was beautiful, nonetheless. With restaurants, thrift stores and other shops such as Johnny Cupcakes, The Hundreds and HUF, I felt inspired. There was this culture around me that I am not used to in my stomping ground of Los Angeles. Fairfax and Melrose is a place that I definitely plan to visit more often.

While on that side of town and waiting for Da Poetry Lounge to begin, the boyfriend and I stopped at a place to get some food.

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If you couldn't see that it's called Tomato Pie. I would describe it as a hole in the wall type of place. I probably would not have paid much attention to it without Derrick pointing it out.

I would like to think of myself as the pizza connesuir. It's my favorite food and I could probably live on it, along with water, orange juice, peaches and pineapples.

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The pizza is no Round Table, which happens to be my favorite pizza restaurant, but it sufficed at the time. I can say that I have had worse though. For instance, I am not a big fan of Little Ceasars Pizza. It tastes really cheap to me. But you pay for what you get, right? Their large pizzas at $5 for goodness sakes!!

Tomato Pie aims to bring East Coast Flavor to the streets of Los Angeles. I can't say that I would recommend the joint to friends, but I'll give it a three out of five.

I wish I would've taken more pictures. Check out Tomato Pie. And if you're ever in the city, give it a try. You might like it better than I do.



-Deonna

1 comment:

bBreezy360 said...

the pizza looks absolutely amazing!! yummy! I'm glad you are exploring more o LA so I can read all about it (since I've never been)

Peace