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Anyone know of some cheap food and drink places in walking distance of Dodger Stadium?

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  1. There is literally nothing within walking distance of Dodger Stadium, unless your definition of walking distance is different than mine. The Stadium is located up in the hills; there's no other businesses of any kind near it that I can think of.

    There's a sandwich place relatively nearby called the Eastside Market Italian Deli (I've never been), at 1013 Alpine St.

    There's also Philippe's French Dip sandwiches, at Ord & Alameda. I sometimes get stuff from there before a game (and might do so today).

    But basically, you'll have to drive from wherever it is you get food to the stadium.

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    1. re: Jack Flash

      Well, there's El Compadre on Sunset. I think you can walk from there. It's not particularly cheap or particularly good but the flaming margaritas are pretty sweet.

    2. Is anything actually within walking distance of Dodger Stadium?

      Maybe this doesn't meet your definition of cheap, but the last time we went to an evening Dodger game, close to 3 weeks ago, we stopped into Malo for the first time. I never would have heard of Malo if not for this board. Happy hour specials in effect until 7pm include hard shell tacos for $2 each, and there is a discount on the chips and salsa too. Certain other items are also discounted but you cannot order from the regular menu until 6pm.

      We hung out in the bar, had the oh-so-addictive chips and the tomatillo/avocado salsa (yum!) and a couple of ground beef and pickle tacos each, plus a margarita for me, sangria for hubby, we were out of there for around $25 IIRC. Way better than eating crappy Dodger Dogs and probably cheaper! Plus the Dodgers beat the Giants that night, all was well with the world.

      Malo
      4326 Sunset Blvd.
      Silver Lake
      323-664-1011

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      1. re: Debbie W

        Help Me!!! Did you say ground beef and pickle tacos .????? what kind of pickle, a relish, or a kosher?
        I won't sleep until I read your answer. I think my abuelita just turned over in her grave.

        1. re: sassille

          hi. pickles not relish. my boyfriend loves them.

          1. re: sassille

            Slices. Not bread and butter. Pretty sure not kosher. Like what you might get alongside a coffee shop hamburger. They are tucked into the shell next to the meat. Rather tasty, and not that far off having pickles on your burger, you can see where they may have gotten the idea. Unless your abuelita was making greasy hard shell ground beef tacos, I wouldn't worry about her!

        2. Not much within easy walking distance, but I assume you could walk down to Sunset and hit one of the places down there.

          If you're looking for good cheap eats, Eastside Market is a good bet. They have one of the best eggplant parmesian sandwiches I've ever had.

          But for a mind blowing deal, hit up one of the banh mi (vietnamese sandwiches on french baguettes) houses in Chinatown. They are big, very tasty, healthy and filling...all for no more than $3. If you pay more than that, you're getting ripped off.

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          1. re: socal

            What Banh Mi places do you recommend in Chinatown?

          2. Previous poster is correct -- nothing within "walking" distance of a game at Dodger Stadium, where you can leave your car, eat, walk to the game, and alas walk all of the way back. No suggestion, whether it be in Chinatown or along Sunset or up in Lincoln Heights is going to be accessible and let you park your car for four hours, at minimum.

            I would go to Yang Chow before the game, hoping that Chinese food will sit light. Or Carnitas Michaocan, at Broadway about 19th, above Chinatown close to where the 5 intersects, for an outstanding hot sauce to grace your carne asada or al pastor from an actual spit.

            1. Anyone remember years ago there used to be Lawry's Mexican restaurant near Dodger Stadium, it was THE place to go eat & drink before Dodger games. It had a huge outdoor area and a little shop where they sold Lawry's products. I know it's been closed for several years but is there something else there now?

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              1. re: markn

                it's a private rental facility for weddings and such. i think it's called the l.a. river center.

              2. you can walk to dodger stadium from sunset bl. in echo park but it will take 20 mins. and it is all uphill (of course, it's downhill on the way home). if you can handle that (and i've done it many times) i suggest the Rodeo Grill (Sunset between Logan and Lemoyne) for cheap Mexican fast food. They don't serve alcohol though. For sit down Mexican with drinks-they have decent margs- go to Barragan's over El Compadre (it's across the street). Or you could try Masa at Sunset and Lemoyne, they have a good selection of beer and wine and a kind of hit or miss menu. The deep dish Chicago pizza is actually pretty good.

                1. if you decide to walk, be aware and very careful. i drive through there often and it's dicey.

                  btw, there's a taco cart set up usually in the evening on beaudry and 2nd or 3rd in a parking lot. my dad says it's cheap and good. but i wouldn't walk without a rottweiler.

                  1. The walk from Sunset up the hill might be just what you need right after a meal, so go for it. I live just across Sunset from the stadium and it only takes me 15 to 20 minutes to get to the top. Authentico on Sunset and Douglas is ok, not the best, but very cheap eats for a carne asada, and you can probably park your car nearby and walk. Otherwise, Masa, El Compadre, Rodeo Grill, Taix, they are all maybe another 10 minutes walk down Sunset. And don't let the general grubbyness of the neighborhood fool you, its perfectly safe (as any other part of a major city.) I'm a small woman and walk the hills without a problem, especially when there is all the traffic of the game.