I often mention how much I enjoy Spitz, if not on this blog, on twitter, or in person. An excellent restaurant and considered ‘healthy fast food‘. I absolutely love ‘not unhappy hour’, the veg sandwich, and the streetcart fries. I also declared Spitz as the restaurant with the best outdoor seating in Eagle Rock. When I visited Eagle Rock last week Spitz renewed and secured their title as I discovered that they made their exterior more pleasant. Here are some pictures
Spitz, you have outdone yourself, bravo!
…I still think Spitz should address their issue of zero bike parking though. Small as this space is, while I observed the new aesthetic additions, I thought surely bicycles be accommodated. While the curbside delivery is supposed to help ‘curb’ competition for car parking, it doesn’t allow customers to fully experience the lovely changes. Adding bicycle parking could convert car trips to bike trips, reducing the competition for the few car parking spaces Spitz does have and still let customers enjoy their food at Spitz as soon as it is ready in the beautiful patio seating! While I was taking pictures of the new additions, I also photographed places for potential bike parking.
In addition I contemplated this area too
As I sat outside, I was disappointed that Sizzler has bike parking yet Spitz doesn’t
But let’s not end on a down note. I didn’t even arrive by bike at this most recent visit to Spitz, but I frequently do and think they should invest in bike parking…. especially as the recent LA Bike Plan draft aims to install bicycle infrastructure on Colorado, Eagle Rock Boulevard, York, Figueroa, Hill Drive, Townsend, Yosemite Drive… all of Eagle Rock’s major streets!
Here is some more of what I enjoyed at Spitz, aside from just sitting in their oasis like patio area.
All in all, Spitz remains my favorite eatery in town, I just wish they would consider that their customers, which there are plenty of, could benefit from safe and attractive bike parking. Installing safe, convenient, and attractive bike parking could perhaps even attract more customers and new customers to arrive by bicycle. Sounds like a win-win to me! And I am optimistic, as usual. On facebook, whoever runs the Spitz page said that they will ‘look into’ bike parking. Let’s see if Spitz surprises us with bike parking in the near future!
Reason #7 to walk Eagle Rock: Don’t worry about parking issues at Spitz and enjoy the patio area, free of thinking about cars for once.