Santa Monica Business #1: Tacos Por Favor
Santa Monica Business #2: Sunny Blue
Santa Monica Business #3: Donut King
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Tacos Por Favor, where do I start? You've been in my life since 2nd grade. Ten years later, and you're still in my life. I remember when the french fries I bought from you were $0.60 and the bag was filled to the very top of the bag. But now they cost $1.76 and are only half way filled. But that doesn't matter! We grew up together so it only makes sense that we change together. I have so many memories with you and one of my fondest memories of us is walking in for the first time, going to the cashier and saying "Tacos please!'
Sunny Blue, it all started last year, when I first tried your omusubi's. I thought, "Oh boy, I could eat these all day everyday." And so I decided to work there. Because I started working with you, I literally ate your omusubis every single day and never got tired of them. Working with you made my summer one to remember. From eating the food when no one was watching, to slacking off in the kitchen with David, it sure was fun. I don't know what I would do if I lost you.
Donut King aka DK aka Second Home, you are my favorite business in all of Santa Monica! Because you are right across the street from my school, for the past 4 years I have 3 of your delicious donuts almost everyday not including the weekends, and I have enjoyed every bit of it. At the beginning of my second year in High School, something interesting happened. Since I was now a regular customer, it was like you could read my mind, and I didn't have to say my order out loud. I'd walk in, you'd say, Crumb Bear Claw with Glazed Twist in your pleasing Chinese accent and I'd say "Yup." Donut King, YOU ARE THE GREATEST!
Submitted by: Ayinde Shofu