It should be a known fact by now that I am in a love affair with Sweetgreen. If not, please accept this as my public declaration.
I discovered the salad/grains bowl place when they opened shop on Boylston Street in Boston while I was going to school there. It was an oasis of food that actually didn't make me feel like crap after eating it. When I moved to Los Angeles last year I can honestly say that the ONE and ONLY thing I missed about Boston was Sweetgreen. To my delight they opened a location in West Hollywood shortly after my arrival here and finally, to my even more delight, they've opened a Hollywood location and it's just a few blocks from my 9-6 job. Praise be!
Salads aside, Sweetgreen is a company I get behind for so many reasons. One of those is a field trip I went on today with them. We hopped on a sweet fancy bus and drove an hour east to Ontario, California, for a tour of the goat farm that provides the chevre cheese for the LA Sweetgreen locations. I absorbed more knowledge about caring for goats than I can ever retain, engaged in some really good discussions about "organic" practices, tested a few samples of goat cheese, and we all pulled out our cameras like a pack of paparazzi at the sight of a one-day old goat. Goodness sakes, that thing was cute (go scroll through the Instagram hashtag at the bottom of this post for photos—I was too awestruck to take any on my DSLR).