Dodger Stadium

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Guisados _ Echo Park

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Sunset Gate.

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New Pedestrian “Improvements”.  Still no sidewalk.

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Left Field Pavilion.

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My favorite stadium.

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Corey Dickerson heckling.

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Rain.

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We caught a ball!

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The Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club & Cafe _ Elysian Park

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Chapel.

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Dodger Stadium

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.

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Trifecta Farewell

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.

Longinza!

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

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