Angelino Heights isn't large, but it has a distinct identity, particularly known for its Victorian homes. The 2.5 hours tour focused on Carroll Avenue, a picturesque street that's often used as backdrops for movies and t.v. shows.
Charmed, Michael Jackson's Thriller video, and the recent movie, J. Edgar.
It was a very good tour. Our guide, Janis, is extremely informative and friendly. The only bad part of the tour was the very warm day. Ideally, I like to book these outdoor walking treks on overcast days, but the Angelino Heights tour is only given once a month, so I had to prebook this weeks ago and take a chance with the weather. I wasn't lucky this time, obviously, and the glaring sun was oppressive on some parts of the walk. What made it worse is that though my friends and I brought water, we didn't allow ourselves to drink any since there are no bathroom breaks during the 2.5 hours tour duration!
After our tour, my friends and I headed over to nearby Taix, a restaurant specializing in French country cuisine, for lunch. I found this place on Yelp, and it looked promising. It was an excellent choice. Unlike many French restaurants in L.A., this place isn't froufrou and the prices are super reasonable. But more importantly, everything tasted delicious. This restaurant is a keeper. However, traffic in the area is horrendous so for that reason alone, I'd have to make sure I'm in a very good mood to visit Taix again.
|I had the portobello mushroom risotto--so good!|
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