The Bird Watch: Eat, Watch & Read

The Bird are back again sharing with you what we're eating, watching, and reading. Keep reading for our recs! 

EAT

Sara: One of the many things I love about living on the Westside is the abundance of good food. I had dinner at Miller Union and holy wow was it good, like get a cocktail, appetizer, entree, dessert, and coffee good.

Christina: Not only is the bar at The Luminary beautiful and bright, but the cocktails and snacks that accompany it are spot on. Next time you're looking for something to nosh on I highly recommend trying Meghan Royale (hellllllllo, rose slushy) and a variety of oysters. Perfection. 

Jessi: Before you turn your nose up at this spot being "OTP", just hear me out. Porch Light Latin Kitchen is always delicious and always packed - for good reason. This place packs a major punch and will make you feel like you've been missing the menu your entire life. Try the lamb shank and thank me later.

WATCH

Sara: If you like your television show with a side of waterworks, tune into This Is Us. I don't want to say too much about the plot, because there are a lot of twists and turns, but it's safe to say that it is a family drama a la Parenthood that will have you reaching for the tissues at the end of every hour. 

Christina: One word: Westworld. Watch it. Do it. Now. Go.

Jessi: Listen, I've never claimed to be very cool. Which is why I love Cupcake Wars. I can't get enough. With the holidays coming up, it is the most effective way to get into the festive spirit. Trust me.

READ

Sara: After listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat for the last year, I picked up the biography that inspired it all, Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton. The 800-page book is by no means a quick read, but it's a must for the "founding father without a father" obsessed.

Christina: If there is any cookbook I could recommend for someone trying to stick to a more plant-based diet, it would be Oh She Glows Every Day. The overnight oats are a big hit at our house (my son eats them almost everyday) and the thing I might love best of all is that you don't need to be a vegan to appreciate the incredible recipes in the book!

Jessi: Estee Lalonde's first book, Bloom, is not only beautiful to look at but gives you a cool glimpse into the bloggers life as she lives it day-to-day in London. It's a great read for style lovers and looks darn good on a shelf.