We will meet once again at LYFE KITCHEN: 9540 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA.
****Please check my notes below for parking tips***
Meeting Format: This is a fun and casual meeting to practice conversing in Spanish. We discourage speaking in English at this meeting so if you are new and unable to converse yet, you are still welcome but perhaps consider just listening. We have several members who are native Spanish speakers and we are grateful to have them.
The food: Lyfe Kitchen serves healthy food. They also have many vegetarian items on the menu, as well as coffee, drinks, and wine. Here is a link where you can see the menu (scroll down).
You order your food at the counter, pay for it, and the waiter brings it to you.
Minimum purchase: Please try to purchase something so that the establishment will continue to welcome us in the future.
Tipping: Please try to leave something for the waiters, especially if you ask him/her to bring you items. We want the management to continue to welcome us here.
RSVP: Please RSVP if you think you are going or remove yourself if you decide not to attend. Thank you!
Parking: Culver City has 3 public lots with 2 hours of free parking. After that I think it is $1/hour. The nearest public lot to Lyfe Kitchen is the Cardiff lot. There's another one not far away on Watseka. In addition, there is the parking lot by Trader Joe's which also gives 2 hours of free parking. People have been finding more space at the Trader Joe's lot. See tips below for parking at the Cardiff lot which is closer to LYFE.
Here is a map where you can see the location of the public lots
*** Several people complained about delays getting in and out of the parking lots. Here is a trick for the Cardiff lot: When you enter the parking go DOWN one level instead of UP. Most people go UP and we found last week there were more empty spaces one level down which made it faster to park and also much faster to get out since you merge into the payment booth line right up front.
Also, it could be a good idea to try the lots at Trader Joe's and on Watseka. While the Cardiff lot is closest to Lyfe, it's also closest to the movie theater and may be the most heavily used of the three. Many people have been parking at the Trader Joe's lot on a regular basis. ***
Obviously you can also park on the street if you find a space but please check the street signs to avoid a possible ticket.
Hope to see you all there!
Livia Squires "La organizadora"