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Food: Romantic Downtown Los Angeles

A romantic alley in downtown Los Angeles? Or as I like to call it-Hell with a zip code. It is so dirty! I can’t find parking. "Just find street parking" my date tells me. This guy, Chris, has been in LA for three months and owns a motorcycle, doesn’t he know there is no such thing as street parking at lunchtime in Hell. " Pull your car in. I’ll pay for parking." At $20 per minute I think.

He is rich and crazy and allowing him to park my car, makes me crazy. As he parks my car, pigeons scatter. They fly in an arc over my car, into the sky. When the pigeons are gone, I look at the alley. The warmth of the sun covers my back. My mouth drops open.

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