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Eats near the Henry Fonda Theater

scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 07:43 PM

Hey Hounds,

I live down in San Diego, and I'm not to familiar with LA eats. I'm heading to the Henry Fonda Theater this saturday for a concert, and I was wondering if there were any good spots to grab a bite before the show or even afterwards. I prefer it to be within walking distance of the venue, but if there's nothing worth checking out then I will most def. drive. Thanks in advance for your recs!!

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    Capybara RE: scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 07:49 PM

    The Henry Fonda is half a block from the Pantages. I suggest you search through the threads asking the same question about the Pantages for a list of opinions and options.

    Me -- I went to the Fonda a week or so ago, and first walked over to The Hungry Cat, and ate at the counter (Thursday, no waiting). I highly recommend it. The special cocktail (based on a lemon and herb infused vodka) was delicious, saved from fruity sweetness by the herbs. I had a special appetizer and and the crab soup, and loved it all.

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      C8H10N4O2 RE: scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 08:50 PM

      Lucky Devils is about 3/4 mile up Hollywood blvd from the Henry Fonda. High-quality burgers and such, with a good beer list.

      Roscoes chicken & waffles is also nearby on Gower, probably about 1/4 mile away (a bit of an incline if you decide to walk).

      Both are open late.

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        JPomer RE: scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 09:37 PM

        Hungry Cat, Magnolia and Bowery are all pretty close

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          Mr. Cookie RE: scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 10:04 PM

          So is Eat.Sunset, and it's better than Magnolia for sure. Palms Thai is also quite close, and it's pretty good.

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            bo_burger RE: scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 10:26 PM

            Off Vine is great with a nice setting. Kinda fancy.

            Palms Thai: If you go after the show you might still see Elvis. Before the show you'll want to get there plenty early as there'll be one hey of a wait and that can be stressfull when you've got a show.

            Ike Shushi: kitty corner from the Henry Fonda. Great sushi at a good price

            But yeah, if you haven't done Roscoe's before that's the no-brainer to me.

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              rastan RE: scottrj12 Oct 10, 2006 10:31 PM

              Agreed on Roscoe's. Ike is a good idea, also.

              Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles
              1514 N Gower St
              Los Angeles, CA 90028
              (323) 466-7453

              Ike Sushi
              6051 Hollywood Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90028
              (323) 856-9972

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