This past weekend, Jeff and I decided to take a day trip to LA. While looking for things to do, Jeff stumbled upon a website that explained how we could be part of a studio audience. We chose to volunteer to be the audience for Let’s Make A Deal with Wayne Brady and so we went to check it out! The first two hours or so was just full of waiting in lines and checking in. For this show, people dress up in all sorts of crazy outfits and costumes so that Wayne Brady will notice you and pick you as a contestant. They pick all their contestants from the audience, so everyone has a chance to win money or prizes! The woman next to me actually got chosen and she won a jetski! It was really fun being a part of the audience and watching people win prizes. Jeff and I got to sit in the second row, so maybe when they air the show, we can see ourselves in the audience! I thought it was a fun experience and it took up a good portion of our day, and the best part is was that it’s free! All you have to do is sign up online! Maybe we’ll see what other shows we can be a part of next time we visit LA.
Afterwards, we went to walk around in Hollywood and see the Walk of Fame with the stars and the handprints. This is my first time here and it was fun to see the stars’ signatures and handprints in the sidewalk. Later, we went just up the hill to this restaurant called Yamashiro which has a beautiful view of Los Angeles! Jeff and I bought a groupon for this place a while ago and we finally got to come check out the food and the view. We really enjoyed our appetizers: the seaweed salad and the spicy seafood miso soup. The soup reminded me of a thai soup that I like to get, it was spicy and bright and the salmon in the soup was really tasty. The salad was very refreshing and unlike any other salad that we’ve ever gotten. The entrees that we ordered were good, but we agreed that for the hefty price tag, both of us would have to think long and hard about going back and ordering it. Jeff got the Miso Black Cod, which he said was good, but he didn’t really enjoy the vegetables or the wasabi mashed potatoes. I ordered the Grilled Seafood entree, which was pretty good. For dessert, we tried the Yama S’mores, which is a chocolate cake sandwiched between a huge melted marshmallow and a graham cracker and served with some rocky road ice cream. That was really a treat!
We had a great day in LA full of seeing and trying new things.
P.S. I just remembered something sad though. While we were driving in LA and when we just got off a highway, we saw the car in front of us hit a poor squirrel =(. I suppose it’s the squirrels fault for running out onto the road, and the car probably didn’t even see it. The poor thing got hurt and twitched in the road for a few seconds and then I think it gave up. So sad!