Yesterday afternoon we met relatives at my favorite restaurant, El Cholo in Los Angeles. El Cholo has been a Los Angeles institution since the 1920s. (We also like the El Cholo in La Habra, which opened in 1962.)
I have many happy memories of meals at El Cholo over my lifetime. When I was a teenager, a visit to El Cholo was often part of a trip to see a classic movie at places such as the County Art Museum's Bing Theater, or the now-gone Vagabond Theater on Wilshire Boulevard.
You can take a video tour of El Cholo online. Just off the lobby there is a room which is a shrine to nearby USC:
The other side of the room:
After dinner we adjourned to USC's beautiful Galen Center, which opened last season:
The USC men's basketball team beat Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 78-55. A photo gallery of the game is at the L.A. Times.
A great start to a long holiday weekend!