Oh, and a great glass of tea!
My husband loves to go to plays. We’ve had season tickets to one of the best regional playhouses in the country for years, La Jolla Playhouse. Occasionally, we get up to L.A. for a play, usually at the Ahmanson Theater. My favorite part of “play day” is that we always go to an interesting restaurant before or after. Whether the performance is good or not “almost” doesn’t matter to me, as there is always a great food adventure attached. As usual, I go for the food
We most often go to matinees…this way we have a wide window as to when to eat. Again, for me, it comes down to the food. Sometimes we get to eat before AND after the play (hurray.)
Sunday we saw Green Day’s American Idiot musical at the Ahmanson Theater. Prior to the show, we ate…at Susan Feniger’s Street. Very cool. Very interesting and delicious food and ambiance. I believe the first cooking show I got hooked on was The Two Hot Tamales. My sister and I diligently watched them . We loved Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger. They taught us well and were entertaining in a natural, authentic way. We have always had a warm spot in our hearts for their shows and foods. When they appeared on Top Chef Masters, we rooted for them. We chose Susan Feniger’s newest restaurant, Street, for Sunday Brunch.
Susan walked in. She was just like on her shows – warm, authentic, and quite interested in her guests, helping each choose their food items. Of course, my husband talked to her (he is quite social) and made her laugh. He got this photo.
Street is all about global, small plate, street foods. The tea menu reflected the global nature of teas. For me, this was the perfect tea menu. It reflects great thought and covers the pure teas you’d want, along with interesting, contemporary preparations. The presentation was spot on…whole leaves, steeping in a vessel…urban, quality.
The Tea Menu (I cut off the part that had rooibus and a few others, oops):
Tea service…of course I ordered an oolong as it goes so well with all foods…
I want to go back for lunch or dinner when the full “small plate” menu is available. We loved our food. The service enhanced the whole experience. We ordered a couple small plate items they are known for which did not disappoint. The fritters were just AWESOME…doughy and chewy…the applesauce made them “pop.” Wish I had some of that apple sauce right now!
These went great with the oolong tea, I “had” to try them.
The ambience looked just like an urban street. Quite relaxing. The restaurant had a nice “hum” to it.
We’ll be back…there is more tea to pair with a variety of menu items still for us to taste.