We had the good fortune of connecting with Aldis Arriola and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aldis, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to the Huntington library in San Marino. They have the most gorgeous space that showcases LA’s natural habitat. I would then drive them down to Osteria mozza by Nancy Silverton to have some amazing pasta made in house. On a Wednesday morning, we would cruise down to Santa Monica farmers market, the best market in Southern California, were you can find the best lineup of farmers and local vendors. This market really brings light to southern Californias lush produce. Breakfast would take place at Milo & Olive, a wonderful restaurant that is committed to a “seasonal market driven cuisine”. Hang for the rest of the day in Manhattan beach to enjoy the nice weather. Our last stop would be at Lodge bread Co. LA’s best sourdough bakery and pizzas. On our way home we would pick up some good authentic natural wine from Good Luck Wine shop, located in East Pasadena.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest encouragement has been my fiancé, Harlan. He has been my rock, mentor, support system and cheerleader. He lifts me up when I’m down, and knows exactly what to say to bring me back up. He is so extremely patient with me and my ongoing ideas to keep this business growing. He accepted the slow transformation of our apartment kitchen to become a micro bakery. His sense of security in my craft is such an encouragment. Thank you baby for keeping me sane!