Wheels Down: She Buys Car - Exploring Los Angeles Food in the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

I had the opportunity to write for a new website dedicated to women and cars – She Buys Cars. I was headed to Los Angeles to do my version of a foodie tour. I wanted to visit the restaurants and shops I read about, but also needed a fun car to whip around the city in. L.A. is lots of driving and since I grew up in Houston it was okay. Driving all around the different areas didn’t bother me. I just wish their metered parking had an app. 

The Beetle Dune took me all around the Los Angeles area and here is a list of a few places I feasted. I'm headed back to California next month so stay tuned for more food and wine adventures. 

  1. In-n-Out Burger. Obviously.
  2. Animal. After years of hearing so much about this place I had to go. It didn’t disappoint and the wine list was everything I needed it to be – different, interesting, and varied.
  3. Domain LA Wine Shop. This shop has unique California wines that are hard to get in my area. I have been waiting for months to taste La Clarine Farm and it was all I wanted in a wine. Classic, elegant, great nose, easy to taste, and paired beautifully with seafood and chicken. More Wine. Less Attitude is their motto and it is evident in their wine selection and their staff. 
  4. SOL Mexican Cocina. SOL is Baja-inspired cuisine and it didn’t disappoint. I wanted a different take on Mexican cuisine and SOL gave me what I was looking for from the thin crispy tostadas, blackberry ginger margarita, and steak tacos.
  5. Huevos Rancheros at San Pedro Cafe. I’m a breakfast girl and it’s the one thing I miss living in D.C. They don’t have good huevos rancheros, migas, or chilaquiles. I decided to meet a friend for breakfast in San Pedro near the water and these gave me the sustenance I needed and enough fulfillment until my meal at Bestia.
  6. Bestia. I couldn’t get a reservation so I decided to have dinner at the bar right when they opened. It was worth the price of admission.
  7. Terroni. I went to Terroni based on a food blogging friend’s testimonial and I felt I was dropped in Italy. My goodness. Seriously.

Read my full review of the Volkswagen Beetle Dune here.

Volkswagen provided the Beetle Dune for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.