Free, never-ending garlic knots…need I say more? C&O fills what was once a huge Italy shaped hole in LA’s dining scene. The complementary carbs set the stage for numerous pasta dishes that can be ordered extra-large if a racer’s stomach can handle it. Nestled near the Venice pier means you can walk a little of it off on the famous boardwalk while soaking in the eclectic vibes. A Rat Pack feel lends a classic charm that transports diners to another time & place making it perhaps a necessary escape from pre-race jitters. Carb-laden desserts like the tiramisu mean your glycogen stores will be overflowing once you cross that start line the next day. Just don’t overdo it no matter how tempting!
I am from Long Beach, CA and currently run around the vast expanses of Los Angeles. I successfully ran the Los Angeles Marathon and Orange County Marathon. I have also finished too many half-marathons to count! Racing is a passion whether in my own backyard or when traveling to the Midwest to visit my in-laws. I love to travel the United States and am passionate about my local community. Welcome to the City of Angels!