Food tours are a great way to try dishes and restaurants that you might not choose to order or think of dining at. The Hollywood Food tour meets at the Hollywood and Highland center before heading to Miceli’s Italian Restaurant, Loteria Grill, Skooby’s, Boardner’s, and Mels Drive-In. The tour group this time consisted mainly of young adults in their 20s either on a Saturday date or on a food trip with some friends, so it was a comfortable and fun dynamic as we walked around Hollywood together. Both of our tour guides were fun and friendly and in the entertainment industry as actors.
Our first stop was at Miceli’s Italian Restaurant! Here we sampled their dinner rolls made from pizza dough, Caesar salad, and cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza! The pizza crust was soft and chewy, and the cheese was very light and stretchy. It was hard to not fill up our stomachs at the first stop on the tour. I do not have a picture of the food, but here is a picture of the interior.
Our next stop was Loteria Grill! This restaurant is naturally brightly lit and has a modern feel to it. Each table can also play Loteria, which is a bingo game and suits the name of the restaurant!
Chips with green chile and roasted tomatillo salsas!
Chicharron de Queso- Chicharron is fried pork skins, but this chicharron is made entirely of cheese! The cheese is melted and fried into a thin layer than resembles a chicharron!
Roasted Vegetable Sope- Small and delicious!
Boardner’s was our next stop! It’s a speakeasy and transforms into a night club after dinner hours. Boardner’s tells a story of a murder that happened in the upstairs lounge, and it gives the building an aura of mystery.
Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with bleu cheese and covered in honey- If you like any of these ingredients, these stuffed dates are a flavorful combination of sweet and savory.
Mac n’ Cheese- Made with rotini and spicy!