This Saturday, 6/13, Metro partnered with Zocalo Public Square and KCRW to present Metro Tour de Food: an afternoon of restaurant sampling along the Metro Rapid 720 line. The goal was to introduce participants to Metro’s bus system and provide an opportunity to experience a few new restaurants.
Thirty-five intrepid diners tapped their Day Passes as they hopped aboard 720 buses – generally two groups per leg to avoid crowding – to learn about the joys of L.A.’s mixed culture restaurants, as well as the ease of using the bus to navigate. For many, it was the first time on the bus.
The unofficial host was Metro/Zocalo #myLAcommute author Javier Cabral, who explained the dishes to be sampled and introduced the restaurant owner/manager or chef. Restaurants included Hamburguesas Punta Cabras (633 S. Spring St.) in downtown L.A.; Jinya Ramen Bar (5168 Wilshire Blvd.); Honeymee (3377 Wilshire Blvd.) and Mama’s Hot Tamales (2124 W. 7th St.) at MacArthur Park.
When the tour was over the reviews were in: Delicious food and great Metro service.
For details, here’s a story posted on the Zocalo website.
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