One of my favorite things to do (pre-kids) in Los Angeles was attend Summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was there – so it was a big deal for me when I went to see Harry Potter in concert.
If you’re picnicking with friends, make sure you all bring a little something to share plus a bottle of your favorite wine. The Hollywood Bowl allows BYO alcoholic beverages except during leased events like a touring band, so make sure you check first. Don’t forget all of your picnic essentials like plates, napkins, utensils, cups…and most importantly the wine opener but I suggest bringing screw-cap wine bottles. Oh! and don’t forget water to stay hydrated during those hot summer nights or else it’ll cost you $4 for a small bottle.
The L.A. food scene has a lot of options to help you put together the perfect picnic. If you’re craving sushi, there’s Sugar Fish and for chicken there’s Zankou Chicken or Pollo a la Brasa on Western. And you can’t go wrong shopping at your local farmer’s market!
For this concert we brought small bites from Milk and Eggs, the farm-to-door delivery service and I also braved the weekend madness at Bay Cities to pick-up the Godmother with the works, the BEST sandwich on the Westside!
If you don’t feel like going shopping – you can always order a picnic box in advance from the Hollywood Bowl.
What are your favorite picnic essentials?