My visit to this place was long-overdue considering the length of time I’ve thought about paying a visit. Unusual, but my interest was sparked by public hype for the most part, thus I couldn’t help being a bit skeptical at first. ‘Is it overrated, or worth the hype?’ was the question of the hour.
Urth Salad- The first salad that actually tasted better than steak.
Prociutto Panini- yet another best I’ve had.
How can you resist Green Tea Latte that looks like this?! Purrfect.
Ever-so-popular Spanish Latte- lived up to the hype; liked the mild better than the strong, though.
Sorry about the intruder- my fork became a little impatient. Introducing ‘The-Totally-Melts-in-Your-Mouth-Bread-Pudding’
After a satisfying meal and a wonderfully relaxing time at the cafe, the exploration continued on the other side of the city at The Grove where I was encountered with pretty little things:
Zara Fall 2009 Collection
While the collection was obviously influenced by Chanel’s tweed suits and Balmain’s strong-shouldered jacket, I nonetheless heart Zara b/c they transform ridiculously expensive goodies on a wish list into something more wearable and affordable, all in decent quality and with elegance. Their high-heeled gladiator sandals are always a favorite on my list along with cute jackets and coats. Love them! Unfortunately, I didn’t end up bringing any home this time b/c there’s just no way that I’m paying over 9% tax, but it was fun while it lasted. My night ended with a book on today’s hottest architectural designs. Stay tuned for more on this.
So to answer the question of the hour- Is Urth over-rated? I don’t think so, at least not the one in Downtown LA (Well, if rating was entirely based on food; if ambiance and location were part of the equation, Melrose location would be a better choice.). Just one thing that bothered the heck out of me is that I wasn’t getting wifi at neither location. Perhaps one’s got to be creative to enjoy Urth to the fullest: Get the Green Tea/Spanish Latte to go at Urth and just chill at Starbucks…
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