All day fooding. Started immediately post-race by heading to Barney's Beaney after the UCLA True Bruin Move and Groove 5K put on by UCLA Staff Assembly, where a plethora of staff volunteers plus Mike's family took over almost the entire patio. Decided to mix it up by ordering the Toad in the Hole, which was so-so. Two slices of toast with cheese and egg directly fried on each one, plus bacon and hash browns. Have to admire Barney's for their crazy menu selection, but this was not one of their stronger dishes.
Ran off to meet up with Geography dorks and friends at Omar's Xinjiang Halal afterwards. Had a friend who was Kazak there to judge the food (he approved!) and we definitely ate well, with lots of lamb skewers and handmade noodles, plus the boiled lamb shank, which sounds plain but is actually quite good. The big chicken plate at Omar's is apparently very mild, the real thing apparently gets much more crazy.
Finished off the day's fooding with individual Taiwanese hot pot at Hot Spot Hot Pot in Rowland Heights. The original hot pot was much too plain, but the spicier hot pots were definitely better, if not quite up to the standards of Boiling Point. Popcorn chicken was pretty decent as well, and it was very nice to actually get an individual hot pot right away instead of having to wait 45 minutes or an hour for it!