July 9 2007
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Santa Monica Boulevard is named in the Sheryl Crow song "All I Wanna Do" (Is have some fun!) and not surprisingly - this eclectic thoroughfare is one of LA's largest, connecting the eastside of Los Angeles with the Pacific Ocean.
This area of West Hollywood is home to City Hall and the "largest street party in the world," the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival.Santa Monica Boulevard
is also home to the most popular gay & lesbian scene in Los Angeles, sometimes referred to as "Boys Town," with fun gay nightclubs, bookstores, and cafes all of which are bustling on any given evening. From upscale to low-key, anyone fits in when you are experiencing the WeHo gay scene.
If you have ever heard the phrase, "There is not enough variety amongst West Hollywood restaurants." I can tell you that is certainly Not true! Morton's, Il Sole, BOA, and Mel's are just some of the over 150 restaurants. West Hollywood suits everyone's palate. The journeyPod pick for most interesting restaurant in WeHo is Eleven.If the walls of Eleven could talk, oh the stories they would surely tell! Eleven is housed in a building that dates back to the 1920's and was once a bank and a recording studio.
Chef Vincent Manna prepared an extensive tasting for us that consisted of a tomato creme soup with an in-season squash blossom, Maui onion rings (Which I must admit were the best onion rings I have had!), a whitecorn puree with truffles, and a unique dish of tuna sashimi with watermelon.
journeyPod then had the opportunity to sit down with owner, Richard Grossi, and learn some interesting tidbits about this restaurant.
Get down to Eleven and grab some onion rings! On your way, enjoy the rock sounds of Backslider and their song, Eleven East.