If you’re ever traveling to or from Downtown or East Los Angeles on the Metro goldline, you will find one of my favorite places to stop, at South Pasadena station on Mission Street. It is even home to my favorite farmers market held on Thursday evenings. There always comes a time when I need to relieve myself, whether it be during my travels on the light rail, or while buying my way through the farmers market. And why not do it at one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever taken a pee? I favor it so much so that it brings back nostalgia from my childhood, due to the swaying trees and the train noises just outside its window.
Just adjacent to the train tracks on the north side of Mission Street, sits coffee shop slash ice cream parlor, The Moo on Mission. It doesn’t hurt that their ice cream and variety of lunch sandwiches are exceptional, but the real gem lies on the ground of their second floor restroom. Its mosaic tiles on the ground creates a visually stunning colorful experience, along with the quirky hand painted blue door. Although it is a delight to stay on the throne of this room, make sure to be considerate, as it’s the only restroom in the facility. Besides, there is a giant cow statue on the second floor that you should also take a look at.
The Moo on Mission Street
1006 Mission St
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Flavor to try: grapefruit sorbet, so refreshing and no added sugar. Delicious! Try their sandwiches too!
When Mickey has finally conquered evil with his imagination at the ending of my favorite thing (Fantasmic!) at the Happiest Place on Earth, it is time to do what feels like an unorthodox practice of having a drink at Downtown Disney. Contrary to popular belief, a restaurant at DTD will cost you the same amount as the same franchise you dine at outside of the park. Being a musician and an introvert who is drawn to dark (as in low lit) places, naturally,
my favorite place to get a drink at this magical place is the House of Blues. Of course, with drinks, comes the inevitable trip to the you know what:
The House of Blues boasts a rocker-turned-chic style with metal trim and stalls combined with soft, feminine wall and ceiling paint detail. The lighting is just perfect; blending the dark, soft ambiance of the restaurant well into the walkway from the door of the restroom to the actual stall. It makes for a relaxing relieving experience. The best part about this restroom, however, is the wonderful fact that it is rarely crowded. I don’t know if they have a restroom upstairs where the music is or what’s the deal, but I take full advantage of no one being in there if I need to do more than tinkle if you know what I mean. You should too! Enjoy 🙂
Location: 1530 S. Disneyland Dr.Anaheim, CA 92802
Recommended Dish: Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf paired with any available Cabernet Sauvignon
At a local hangout where you can get your billiard and jukebox game on, all while supporting your favorite dive bar community, the V Room on 4th street Long Beach served up a tasty chili competition last Sunday, November 9th. With all the tasty treats entering my body system with a glorious partnering of delicious margaritas provided by Sino Tequila , it was no wonder that the hippest place to be that day (besides the parking lot-turned patio) was the ladies room! Although tiny in size, this lady like resting hole comes fully decked out with a vanity mirror with a zebra striped seat, a full length mirror, and checkered patterned floors.
I had the amazing opportunity to have the most hilarious conversation as I was having my first visit on the toilet that morning.
Lady: Oh my god, I’m really sorry, but I have to go so bad. But, I’m here for you and I understand what you’re going through
Me: I’m sorry, I’m still going but I’ll try to hurry up.
Lady: it’s alright, I know, but oh my god I really have to pee! I was out there and my friend took me here and I ate all the chilis and it was so gross! Now, I really have to go bathroom!
Me: Hahahaha I know, I usually go number 2 when I wake up, but I couldn’t this morning so I’m doing it now .
Lady: haha oh my god .
The V Room
918 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Margarita with Sino Tequila
My winner of the chili cookoff: Brett from the dive across the street The Stache with his all lamb meat chili
Coming from an Asian family, noodle cravings only come once in a blue day of every single week. Therefore, it is to my delight that this restroom serves one of the most varietal noodle houses in the San Gabriel Valley: Noodle World. In the quaint town of San Marino, lies this treasure of a Spanish style building all equipped with its beautiful walkway, a stained
glass ceiling light, and detailed wooden wall windows. Not to be overly romantic, but outside you can literally hear the birds chirping. It is the outdoor/indoor feel of this lovely facility that truly makes this a tranquil and unique relieving experience.
Serving many facilities including:
932 Huntington drive
San Marino, CA
Recommended dish: Sea Food Tom Kah
This guide is dedicated to my infatuation with being comfortable while relieving yourself. I have the impeccable fortune of needing to tinkle every half an hour mostly due to my water consumption. I hope that more people besides myself find it infatuating to know where you can have a comfortable and visually stunning restroom experience. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!