On Sunday, probably the hottest day of the year so far in L.A., I met up with my Knit Krewe to celebrate a couple of birthdays. We went to a great restaurant in East Hollywood called Cha Cha Cha. East Hollywood is hot. There's rarely a breeze. Needless to say, it was really hot by high noon. Luckily, the cold drinks were in abundance at Cha Cha Cha. Warning: The place is NOT air-conditioned.
Even though their b-days are more than a month apart, we always seem to celebrate Darcy's and Mary Jo's birthday together. Brunch was great there were lots of excellent b-day gifts and we had a wonderful time.
We were only a few blocks away from Scoops, a boutique ice-cream parlor in the area of town called "Mel-Hel," near the corner of Melrose and Heliotrope. This is a very popular spot with many bike riders around town, due to the proximity of bicycle shops nearby. Scoops is known for inventing unusual ice-cream flavors. We sampled Brown Bread, Salt Walter Taffy, Maple Nut Cookie and more delicious flavors. It was blessedly air-conditioned inside the shop, so we slurped our delicious ice cream and stayed for a bit.