I caught a Southwest flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Although it was scheduled to leave at 7:50 am, the flight didn't take off until 8:40 am. Apparently, the flight was on a hold due to traffic restrictions at LAX; one of the runways was closed. I haven't flown into LAX since 2005.
Landing a little before 10:00 am, I picked a rental car and wound my way to Glendale Medical Center. Although I have spent lots of time in Southern California, I am always amazed at the traffic. I spent the afternoon in a SoCal Region IT Planning meeting.
At the end of the day, I headed to Burbank. I spent one night at the Residence Inn Los Angeles Burbank Downtown.
I met Drew for dinner at All'Acqua. I have to laugh because for some reason I though it was a Mexican restaurant. I didn't realize that it was an Italian restaurant until we had been sitting at the table for 10 minutes.
We had a very nice dinner of Polpettine Alla Norcina [the butcher’s meatballs braised in tomato sauce, whipped ricotta], Bucatini Cacio e Pepe [pecorino, parmigiano, black pepper] and a Margherita pizza [mozzarella, basil, parmigiano, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil]. I really enjoyed have a chance to spend some time with him!