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ErikaK Oct 9, 2006 06:28 PM

Seeing the Pogues next Weds at the Wiltern. Not really our area since we are from OC, what would be good & would work for pre-concert (I think concert is at 8)

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    sfglutton RE: ErikaK Oct 9, 2006 06:37 PM

    Get ready for a barrage of Opus recs. It's really the only move.

    http://www.opusrestaurant.net/

    My review here:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      tuttifrutti RE: ErikaK Oct 9, 2006 09:24 PM

      opus!!!

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        yogachik RE: ErikaK Oct 9, 2006 09:26 PM

        I asked the same question last week, and got only Opus as a response. It's the perfect choice, look no further. Just DON'T valet park there!!!!! Not only will you wait an hour for your car, but you'll be charged 3x the posted price, just because you walked over to The Wiltern.

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          theboatmanscall RE: ErikaK Oct 10, 2006 12:50 AM

          You are also right in Koreatown and there are tons of restaurants within a few blocks that serve up really good food. There is a Brazilian style churrascaria (sp?) a block west on wilshire called M Grill. For Korean bbq, there is Safety zone a few blocks east or another one on the corner of wilton and wilshire which is supposed to be really good (a few blocks west of the wiltern). You can take a walk a few blocks up western and get Korean fast food at the California Mart (4th or 5th st), a Korean supermarket with food stalls inside.

          In honor of the pogues, i'd suggest an irish pub. i think the closest might be molly malone's on fairfax, but that might be too far. There is also the HMS Bounty on wilshire west of vermont for some old school hollywood bar action, and they serve some pub food. At least you can drink like the pogues, wait, that might not be possible.

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            mattyshack RE: ErikaK Oct 10, 2006 01:00 AM

            Depends on what you are looking for. HMS Bounty is OK pub type food, there is Mana or Dong Il Jang for Korean BBQ. Also near the area is Papa Cristo at Pico and Normandie, amazing greek food. You can always go to El Cholo down on Western. I've never been to Opus, but I think it's more of an event than just dinner. Or if you want some of the best damn roasted chicken ever go to Pollo Alla Brasa on 8th and Western. The place is a dive, but they have amazing peruvian style fire roasted chicken. You can also walk there from the theater.

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