For Nancy’s going away party, we decided to eat somewhere at The Grove, LA’s famous outdoor shopping center.
It’s the place I most associate with her, I’ve been there with her dozens of times over the years.
Just as many times as I’ve been to ALL of the Grove’s restaurants, MANY times. I’m OVER them.
I guess we got a new burger spot recently with Short Order. That place was just kind of “eh”.
And now we have Planet Dailies / Mixology. One side for dinner, the other side a cocktail lounge.
The cocktail lounge is swinging. Loud music, just enough people. If you took a bar, removed all four walls so you don’t get that “stink” (I’m assuming they’re retractable) you’d have Mixology.
You’d have your drinks there and head on over to Planet Dailies, away from the young wipper snappers.
We longingly wished we could eat our meals back at Mixology, the vibe at Planet Dailies was much more serious. Like retirement plans and Depends.
The PD menu is simple, a little bit of everything. Nothing weird. Reminded me of a Chilis or TGIF. Solid comfort food.
The one thing I can’t complain about is lack of service.
We had a half dozen waiters for our table, no joke. We had a waiter for each body part.
Getting a roudy group of eight to answer multiple waiters’ questions proved to be comical. I’m surprised any food got ordered at all!
We basically shared all the main appetizers and toasted Nancy to her new life, after being in LA for 12 years. We moved here around the same time, her a few months before me.
Cheers Kaisha, I mean Nancy!!
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036