Breakfast at LA's Grand Central Market
My company accidentally put me in a hotel in Downtown LA last night, which was a bit less convenient for my meetings today. But the silver lining in all of this is that I could easily hop on over to the Grand Central Market (317 S. Broadway, 213-624-2378) for a quick breakfast before heading off. There were several options there of course, but it was clear that the best choices were going to be from the Mexican stalls. I grabbed a carnitas taco and gordita, both of which featured whopping amounts of shredded pork and fresh seasonings that went down in the blink of an eye. It was also fun to stand and eat off the ledge in front of the stall.
Of course, there were plenty of fruits and vegetables on sale too, but my interest was piqued by the guys selling all sorts of chili peppers. While the guy I talked to didn't have any of the infamous habanero, he promised to give me the next hottest thing: dried chile morita mexicano. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm bringing a bag of it home and am hopeful that it will similarly elicit some tears and heavy panting upon consumption.