Food marathons require planning, time and energy. Just because all three aren't readily available doesn't mean you're stuck eating at one boring restaurant. The Food 5K is a mini marathon, only covering two restaurants, but allowing for a wide variety of new food experience. We did a Pizza 5K recently, trying both new pizza places on La Cienega:
It's not as good as Mulberry. That's basically all I have to say, as everyone knows LA doesn't have good pizza. Yes, Mozza is good but it's different. Thin crust New York Style pizza just doesn't exist here (I haven't tried Casa Bianca yet). The closest thing is Mulberry Street Pizza in Beverly Hills.
The Margherita is simple with tomato, basil and mozzarella. The Garibaldi is a margherita pizza with meatballs, fresh tomatoes and jalapenos.
Stone Fire Pizza
From the people that brought you The Belmont and Spanish Kitchen. Geared towards a drinking crowd, Stone Fire Pizza has an extensive menu of drinks, snacks, pizza and desserts. Sports plays on the flat screens positioned above booths on the large patio. We were the only customers at 1pm on a sunny summer Saturday. The menu suggests beer and pizza pairings so I started at the top with the Blue Moon and arugula and prosciutto pizza. The beer was ice cold and, as it's a wheat beer, went down perfectly on the warm day. The pizza was difficult to eat, with the tough prosciutto pulling the entire pizza apart on the first bite. It was very tasty, however, with a flour-dusted crust and fresh arugula.The Food 5K and 10K are part of the training regimen for a dedicated food marathoner. They also supplement well when schedules don't permit a full marathon.