December 25, 2015

GJELINA RESTAURANT ON VENICE BEACH

Food Travel

Gjelina restaurant on Venice Beach - Pic 1

Tässä tulisi jälleen yksi Losin ravintolavinkki teille jakoon. Kyseessä on Venice Beachin Abbot Kinney boulevardilla sijaitseva Gjelina, jonka sisustus hurmasi industrial-hengellään ja pizzat herkullisuudellaan. Paikka oli aika haastava löytää, ravinolan isojen ikkunoiden eteen oli vedetty vaaleat verhot, eikä ravintolan ulkopuolella ollut myöskään nimikylttiä lainkaan. Mutta niinhän ne parhaat mestat yleensä ovat, vaikeita löytää nimittäin. Abbot Kinney boulevardilla oli Gjelinan lisäksi muitakin näkemisen arvoisia ja kokemisen arvoisia paikkoja, kuten lukemattomia kahviloita ja pikkuputiikkeja, suosittelenkin Venicen rannan sijaan suuntaamaan tälle kadulle samoilemaan.

Here comes yet another restaurant tip for you! I’m talking about Gjelina restaurant that is situated on Abbot Kinney boulevard on Venice Beach. I adored the industrial decor of the place and the pizzas – wow, simply delicious. The restaurant was pretty hard to spot, it had light curtains in front of its grand windows and there was no namesign on the street. But that’s how it goes, the best places are always hardest to find, aren’t they? In addition to Gjelina, there were numerous other places, like cafés and small boutiques worth seeing on the boulevard. I suggest going straight there instead of the Beach in Venice itself.

Gjelina restaurant on Venice Beach - Pic 3

Astuessani lentokoneesta Helsinki-Vantaan terminaaliin tuntui, kuin olisin ollut poissa ainakin vuoden ajan. Nyt vietettyäni Suomessa pari päivää, tuntuu kuin en olisi matkoilla ollutkaan – kaikki asiat ovat ennallaan, ja erityisesti näin joulun aikaan se tuntuu itse asiassa aika kivalta. Tätä postausta kirjoittaessani olen juuri tullut saunasta, kynttilät palavat ja radiosta kuluu lasten esittämänä Tiernapojat. Äiti laittaa meille vielä iltapalaa. Tuttua ja turvallista – ja niin ihanaa!

When stepping out of the airplane to the terminal in Helsinki, it felt like I had been away for at least a year. Now, after spending a few days home, it was like I never left. Everything is as it was prior to our vacation, and it actually feels quite nice. Writing this post, I’ve just gotten out of sauna, the candles are lit and I’m listening to the traditional Finnish version of the Star Boys on the radio. And my mom is making us some evening snacks. Everything’s back to as it should be, and it feels so good!

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