I kicked off my visit to UCLA with breakfast at Plateia, the restaurant at the Luskin Conference Center. The Luskin center is pretty new and conveniently located in the center of campus. Everything about my breakfast---the veggie omelet, the potatoes, the seven-grain bread---was expertly prepared. The service was gracious and unobtrusive enough to allow us to talk. And the coffee kept coming.
I just enjoyed a delicious, hearty dinner at Janet's Kitchen. It is located on Clairmont near Scott Boulevard. The restaurant is well-organized for both dining in and takeout. The prices are quite reasonable, too. The owners, who are very nice people who clearly love what they do, explained that Janet is his mom and that they named the restaurant after her. My pork adobo was hearty and delicious. The sauce was tangy, nicely salty, and very, very porky. I actually ate all the beans first---creamy and delicious. The rice was sticky, all the better for sopping up gravy. I also used the buttery cornbread to soak up the sauce.