I had hoped today would be the final installment in my quest for cheap lunches downtown during jury duty. But alas, it’s back to court tomorrow morning for more deliberating. Still though, when I set out for lunch today I did think it would be my last downtown for some time, so I went to one of my old faves in the Japanese Village Plaza for some Korean fare. Korean Kitchen Hibachi BBQ is tucked in the corner of the mall, and is a darkish galley-like space serving some of the better Korean BBQ and bibimbap outside of Koreatown. Bibimbap is one of my all-time fave dishes—a bowl of hot rice served with beef and veggies and topped with a raw or fried egg. I like to dump some kimchi in there and a ton of chile paste. It’s super cheap, and although I didn’t order the Korean bbq specials, they look to be as good as ever.
Back to the wardrobe malfunction. Someone—and not I—put my tights in the dryer, which basically frazzled the lycra and meant that by midmorning the tights were threatening to fall down at any moment. The horror. So I ducked into the American Apparel on 2nd in Little Tokyo and grabbed some reinforcements in midnight blue, which ended up looking great under a black jersey a-line dress. While I was at it, I picked up these stripey leggings in cream/black, which I thought would be fun with a long black cardigan and some tomato red Lanvin ballet flats for tomorrow. Or do stripes read too jailbird?