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May 4, 2007 11:46 AM

L.A. Airport tonight, any food recs?

Tonight I will be dropping my cousins off at the L.A airport around 8pm.

Was interested in eating something cheap and close to the airport.

Any recs for food that's easy to obtain w/o crazy parking and no driving around in circles?

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    1. re: ElissaInPlaya

      second this.
      not only is the food really good and really priced well, the restaurant itself (especially the front room is pretty).
      Ayara Thai Cuisine
      6245 W 87th St, Los Angeles 90045 Btwn La Tijera Blvd & Truxton Ave Phone: 310-410-8848

    2. My vote's for KJ's--very close to LAX, easy parking, good food, inexpensive. It's attached to a bowling alley:

      1. La Paz in El Segundo for great Mexican. Family owned, very friendly, casual place, plenty of parking and seating, you get chips and salsa as soon as you sit down. I always get the big Junior Super Deluxe Burrito for about $8. They actually have a larger one than that too. Soooooooo good. They clsoe around 9pm, but they're barely 5 minutes from LAX, so you should be able to make it there no problem.

        Take Sepulveda south, past the 105. After a couple blocks, make a right onto Mariposa, then a left onto Center Street and it's on that corner on your left.

        1. Pann’s (Full service Doogie style Cafe)
          6710 La Tijera Blvd.
          Los Angeles, CA
          (323) 776-3770

          Big Mike's Philly Steaks and Sub (Best Philly Cheese Steaks in L.A., yes, I tried Frado’s – no way!
          )507 Main St.
          El Segundo, CA 90245
          (310) 726-9638

          6 Replies
          1. re: JeetJet

            I think you meant to say "Googie style", Doogie style is when one is wearing a white lab coat. ;-)

            1. re: ChinoWayne

              Hey Wayne. Thanks, -- ya, when a kid is in the lab coat it is Doogie. Bad mistake, and to think i have been reading the book named Googie and visiting every Googie place I can find. Sorry to Pann's. One of the best Googie Cafe's left. Inside and out and including the food -- True L.A. future cafe.

              1. re: JeetJet

                If I can talk the wife into it I think it's Pann's tonight for chicken wings or patty melt - a tough decision.

                1. re: tony michaels

                  Either way add the pea soup. Back to the future -- so Googie!

                  1. re: JeetJet

                    Just back from Pann's. Wings and Waffle for Wife (Whew!) and Patty Melt for me. Loosening belt (hell, taking belt off) - unbuttoning pants (hell, taking pants off). Great as always. Along with my monthly dose of googie and classic rock and roll. I'm a satisfied man - take that Mick Jagger! ;-D

                    1. re: tony michaels

                      Okay... too much infor-MAY-tion... patty melts and chicken wings making grown men sit around naked and talking about the Stones... I'm emotionally scarred for life... never going to see Pann's in the same light again... ={ ;)

          2. I assume you're talking LAX.
            There are some fast food joints at the upper level of the Bradley International Terminal.