Hey guys. I need a place to go with 2 friends. One is totally broke, the other has a family so I need a place that is REALLY cheap. But preferably good.
Any night this week works, so suggestions on Happy Hours or special deal nights could be good. Any time of food (although one of us is a vegetarian). Any ideas?
Anywhere between Hollywood and West LA (lets say east of the 405) but would be willing to venture a little further for the right place.
I went to La Playita on the rec of some on this board, but found it very mediocre. That said, you can eat for under $5 each (tacos, burritos, etc.) But it's not sit down.
How cheap is cheap? There are a lot of sit down places where you could eat a lot for under $10 (Monte Alban, Pho 99, and any ramen place on Sawtelle come to mind; maybe a burger somewhere?), but even less than that might be tough.
The happy hour specials at McCormick & Schmick's are outstanding values -- big burger w/ fries for $2, and other specials as well. They have a branch in Bev Hills, downtown is packed for office afterhours during the week, and I think they have a branch off 405 and Rosecranz as well. Upscale seafood houses with lots of nice wood decor. If the timing fits, no other deal in town comes close.
How about Cheebo? Have you been there?
Cheebo, Hollywood Restaurant
7533 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Not very expensive, also great salads for vegetarians.
I agree with the ramen recommendations on Sawtelle, but don't think Monte Alban is very vegetarian friendly.