Ever wonder what Academy Road near Dodger stadium leads to? It takes you to the LAPD Revolver and Athletic Club, snuggly tucked away in Elysian Park. This 20-acre police training facility has been in operation since the 1930’s, and features a sprawling campus with the typical shooting range, tactical training areas, and a gym for police cadets and officers. But there is also a cafe that is tucked away on the ground floor of the main building. Surprisingly, the cafe is open to the public. It gives non-LAPD members the chance to chow down on quintessential cafe fare, along side off-duty police officers in uniform.
Sadly, the cafe is closing permanently after decades of operations. In fact, the entire Elysian Park facility, which has planned for an upgrade for the past 2 decades, will be under renovation until 2016. There currently are no plans to rebuild a cafe facility in the new plans. So for the closing week, I finally made my way up to the Club, and enjoyed a Pastrami Sandwich and Milkshake elbow to elbow with police officers.
I explored the grounds of the campus, which is open to the public. The entire campus and club is actually very open and quaint, with a garden and fountains in the rear section, within earshot of the firing ranges.
Something’s new at Dodger Stadium. And it’s not just the change of ownership. 5 new “Extreme Loaded Dogs”:
(1) The Heater, a normal Dodger Dog topped with Buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese slaw;
(2) The Frito Pie Dog, topped with chili, cheese and Fritos;
(3) the Big Kid Dog, coated with Mac and Cheese & Fritos;
(4) the Doyer Dog, a vaguely racist-sounding variety with nacho cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and onions;
(5) the Tailgate Dog, a hot dog under a pile of beans, BBQ sauce, and potato salad.
I got the Tailgate Dog. And an order of Garlic Fries. Along with the views, this is why I love Dodger Stadium.
threw a trifecta farewell bbq party for myself, graham and jenna in elysian park. Britney, from Alabama, brought a Mississippi Mud Pie. With Gummy Worms in it.
i believe jenna is in labor currently in MN, where there is no more functioning state government. here, she is 8 months along.
M&A celebrities, Bruce Chan, Graham Keegan , and Jenna Didier are all heading out for the summer. One to go on maternity leave, one to take a new full-time position at an architecture firm, and one to explore the world in a specially-designed tricked out truck/camper (not in respective order).
Come BBQ with us to choose who does what!
Monday May 30th, Memorial Day: 4pm till 7:30 and beyond…
BBQ at : http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=34.083026,-118.234976&spn=0.001208,0.002366&t=h&z=19&msid=211946575075125193917.0004a3f65a14cbc7c367c
byob and grills and grillables/ salads, etc., frisbees, yoga mats, sun hats and tai chi robes
see you there!
jenna, graham, and bruce