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oldusedcop Jun 26, 2006 08:27 PM

Have to be in Van Nuys Tuesday, in the area of Victory and Van Nuys Blvd.. Any decent places for a quick lunch?

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  1. boogiebaby Jun 26, 2006 08:40 PM

    La Fogata for decent mexican
    Zankou for rotisserie chicken with garlic sauce
    The Pho place next door to 99 Ranch Market

    1. bassbiz Jun 26, 2006 08:40 PM

      What about El Loco Del Pollo, it's right on Victory and Van Nuys. Super tasty chicken and the rice as a side dish is a pretty good meal. Would recommend the half though, it's very filling.

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        Greglew324 Jun 26, 2006 09:11 PM

        How about grabbing some tacos at Vallarta on Victory and Woodley?

        1. davinagr Jun 26, 2006 09:56 PM

          Wons Coffee Shop
          Best Chinese In the Valley. Don't be put off by the location. Try to get there before noon when it turns into a madhouse.

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          1. re: davinagr
            kiwi Jun 27, 2006 06:16 AM

            I too love Wons and recommend it. BUT, go knowing that it's a greasy spoon type place for Chinese food.

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            Morris Malken Jun 27, 2006 12:52 AM

            When I'm in that general vicinity, I never fail to choose Fab's Italian Kitchen on Van Nuys Blvd, a block South of Ventura Blvd. Their lunch menu includes sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, and soups. Although not on the menu, I invariably gobble up a pretty good size order of clams oreganata, then sop up the heavily garlic-infused sauce with their sourdough rolls, and then I go breathe on somebody and watch their reaction.

            1. Kitchen Queen Jun 27, 2006 01:07 AM

              Lana Thai 1 block N at Ventura and V.N. is great and has lunch specials. Boba World is inside too. I love their tea/taro combo boba. Across the street same side S is Hamburger Hamlet, next to Lana Thai is Olivia 4449 Van Nuys Blvd. Then Sollys/Jerry's is in the Gelson's shopping center NE (across the street) and if you're hurting, there's always In/Out right on the corner NE. Have fun!

              1. SIMIHOUND Jun 27, 2006 01:59 AM

                Weiner Factory at Kester and Ventura next to the liquor store. They have the best hot dogs and polish sausages in Southern California and wonderful air fries. At lunch time drive down Kester to Ventura to avoid traffic on VN Blvd.

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                1. re: SIMIHOUND
                  monku Jun 27, 2006 02:32 AM

                  Definitely the best Polish dogs around...mild or spicy.

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                  oldusedcop Jun 27, 2006 06:24 AM

                  Thanks hounds. Knew I could count on y'all

                  1. Das Ubergeek Jun 27, 2006 01:54 PM

                    Super Pollo, right near Victory and Van Nuys, next to the La Opinión office. Best rotisserie chicken ever.

                    There's also Duk Su Jang, which isn't bad Korean food (it's not Koreatown quality, but noplace in the Valley is), on Van Nuys and Sherman Way.

                    There's a Oaxacan restaurant a few doors west of Van Nuys on Vanowen, and the same distance west of Victory is a little taco shack called Don somebody's (Don Felix?) that's also pretty good. A little east, on Victory and Kester (SW corner) is the place to get cemitas poblanas, and also there's a place just north of Victory on the west side of Van Nuys, next to one of the ubiquitous shoe stores that sells good bionicos.

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