Daylight savings time has arrived, and if you are like me, you are looking forward to shaking off the winter and welcoming spring. Already the sunny evenings are a little a longer as the calendar creeps to summer, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
I played a round at Westchester Golf Course the other day, and the course is in fine shape. When the course was restored to its original 18-hole track a few years ago, a general clean up of the existing fairways got under way, and the entire course is a joy to play. The challenging greens are as good as you will find anywhere in Southern California. The course offers plenty of specials too. You can visit Westchester Golf Course at http://www.americangolf.com/westchester-golf-course
For the first time in eight years, The Westchester Pool will be heated when it reopens this summer. Built in 1960, the newly renovated pool and Aquatic Center, is a great place to get your kids swimming lessons, and to cool them off when the warm days come again. For info see
http://www.laparks.org/dos/reccenter/facility/westchesterRC.htm - http://www.laparks.org/dos/reccenter/facility/westchesterRC.htm
Across the street at AMF El Dorado Lanes, they are offering a “Pizza Bowl.” The special includes two hour of bowling, pizza and soda. El Dorado Lanes is open seven days a week, and opens early at 9AM. For information, see http://amf.com/eldoradolanes/rates
Over near Saint Bernard High this upcoming Friday night, March 22nd, from 5PM to 9PM, The Westchester Elks, Lodge #2050, located at 8025 West Manchester (just east of Falmouth Ave.) in Playa Del Rey, is sponsoring “Food Truck Friday," a great outdoor dining experience.
Dining choices include:
Baby Badass Burgers; Enough said!
Ragin Cajun: Cajun Food
Kogi: Korean BBQ
Paradise: Cookies and Ice Cream
Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express- Island Heritage Cuisine
I am very familiar with Sam Choy’s; it being an offshoot of the amazingly successful Honolulu-BLC (Breakfast, Lunch and Crab) and Kona (Kai Lanai), Hawaii, legendary restaurants.
LMU grad and Westchester local, Rudy Garciduenas; who avid sports fans might remember as the former Equipment Manager for the Los Angeles Lakers manages the Pineapple Express. The menu and the Aloha Spirit is huge, with island favorites such as Pokey bowls, Kalua pulled pork sandwiches, fish tacos and traditional Hawaiian cakes and puddings.
The event is open to everyone and all ages, so bring the family and enjoy the first Friday evening of spring 2013, in fine Playa Del Rey/Hawaiian style.