Okay, in the beginning there was the Farmer’s Market. It was everything the title implies. It was also a frequent hang out for Writers looking for good, but inexpensive dining in Los Angeles.
The two did not get along at first. There was a bit of contretemps traffic, congestion, and whatnot. The neighborhood wasn’t thrilled.
In the end, the Grove was built, and…well, they still don’t get along…except financially.
Yeah, the two feed off each other in a perfectly symboitic relationship.
And that’s about where it ends.
Umami…well, that’s a part of the Grove. So are Wood Ranch and Maggiano’s of Italy…I…think.
Anyway, you have to be very cognizant of where you park because where you park is where you must be validated.
A constant trick of people who park at the Grove is to get validated at either Barnes and Noble, or at the Pacific Theaters. That only works if you’re parked at the Grove’s Parking Structure. But what if you’re going to Mixology 101, or to the Gumbo Pot? Well, just understand that those two establishments validate…but only validate for the Farmer’s Market. And the Farmer’s Market Parking Lot is perpetually full.
I mean seriously, I think since like 1975, there are always cars filling up that lot…24/7.
Also, you needed to know the reason why things are the way they are.