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Aug 16, 2006 04:30 AM


Hey Fellow CHs,

We have friend's and family (12-14 people) visiting this Saturday night and we haven't finalized a place for dinner yet. Since some people in this group are price sensitive, I want to stay between 15-25 bucks, excluding drinking. Oh yeah, they can eat. The group consist of people in their 20's so I"m looking for something fun/hip as well.

I had Miceli in mind but I know that's just another version of Buca. I don't want to do Chinese either.

Please help! Thanks!

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  1. Will Thai work, or is that too close to Chinese?

    If so, Palms Thai should be able to fit a large group your size. Call to see if Thai Elvis is performing. Price will easily be in your budget.

    5273 Hollywood Blvd
    East Hollywood

    There are other Thai Town options with arguably better food, but some are too small to accomodate your large group.

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    1. re: Professor Salt

      Thanks for the response Professor. I love Palms Thai but I think they are looking outside of the Asian sphere. Mmmm...I love their pad see ew.

      1. re: otonitoni

        Ok, how about Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles? About as not Asian as you can get :)

        I don't think they serve alcohol, though.

    2. Continue down Melrose to Silverlake/Virgil and go to Cha Cha Cha, a very festive and fun place for groups... much better than the newer Weho location, and the negro black pepper sauce is one of the most delicious things in all of LA. Make a res early though as Saturdays are invariably packed.

      1. In the HOllywood area, try Tidal Wave, in the Gower Gulch strip mall on Sunset & Gower. Tons of reasonably priced choices (yet nice selections for those who don't have to go under $10)...and shock of shocks, you'll be able to hear yourselves talk! They just remodeled and have a full bar. Well worth the trip.
        Micheli's for me (at least the one on Cahuenga), is too loud, and the food is really mediocre Italian...and the singing waiters can get downright annoying...