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Noclue May 22, 2007 09:25 AM

I'm going to be down near LAX for a convention this weekend and may have need of lunch or dinner spots. Anything good? I'll have my car, so Inglewood, El Segundo and Hawthorne are doable. Anything further is probably better for another day.

Thanks

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    torta basilica May 24, 2007 10:17 PM

    Second City in El Segundo was very good when we were there - they used to have complimentary wine tastings on Monday nights - check their schedule. Also, for steak, Schula's in the Sheraton Hotel.

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      miffy May 24, 2007 09:01 PM

      Pann's is great - and I heard of old steakhouse close by??? Does anyone know which? and have you tried it?

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        LetMeEatCake May 24, 2007 09:55 PM

        Are you thinking of Petrelli's? -It's 10 minutes from LAX in Culver City. The meat is fantastic as are the potatoes and cocktails. The other stuff is just ok.

        http://www.georgepetrellisteaks.com/

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          westsidegal May 24, 2007 10:40 PM

          to me, the other stuff is inedible.

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        nosh May 24, 2007 12:41 AM

        I recommend Porky's, which is about ten minutes east of the airport on Manchester, past La Brea in downtown Inglewood and just west before Prairie, the Forum or Hollywood Park. I had a fantastic pulled pork sandwich there, I want to try the ribs and brisket, and they also serve Golden Bird fried chicken.

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          Capybara May 22, 2007 01:36 PM

          Ayara Thai is a great local Thai place, hidden around the corner from Truxton's. Fresh flavors --- I think it's very good. Just east of Sepulveda.

          6245 West 87th Street
          Westchester, California 90045

          http://www.ayarathaicuisine.com/

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            Noclue May 24, 2007 12:35 AM

            Thanks for the great suggestions everyone! I'll let you know if I am able to get to any of them.

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            bulavinaka May 22, 2007 01:30 PM

            El Segundo has alot of places eat - my favorite is the Original Rinaldi's on Main St in downtown El Segundo - great sandwiches. Lots of newer places have opened up as well along the main thoroughfares in El Segundo. Check out this active thread...

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/404033

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              kobechow May 22, 2007 10:58 AM

              I would recommend two places.Truxton's American Bistro in Westchester. The place is excellent at very reasonable prices and close to the airport. The other is Petros in Manhatten Beach which is awesome but a bit more expensive.

              1. tony michaels May 22, 2007 09:33 AM

                We love Pann's for their chicken wings and patty melt (both in the top 2 or 3 versions in all of LA) and for the googie architecture, really nice wait staff and the classic 1950's & 1960's rock and roll music played at an acceptable level (and I hate too loud music while dining).

                www.panns.com

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                  tatertots May 22, 2007 09:43 AM

                  Truxton's - American Fare - reasonable prices, good services
                  Paco's Taco's - Acapulco-ish Mexican Food
                  Three Flames - Mongolian BBQ
                  (all of these restaurants are on Manchester by the airport)

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                    Burger Boy May 22, 2007 10:20 AM

                    3 Flames, 3 Flames, 3 Flames ! ! !

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                      westsidegal May 24, 2007 05:10 PM

                      for mongolian barbeque, in my opinion, big wok on sepulveda in manhattan beach is far superior to three flames. ( i don't like it when i've ordered an all-you-can-eat dinner, when the restaurant trys to limit the amount of tofu i eat. since i don't eat the meat nor poultry they put out, they should be happy that i'm eating the much less expensive tofu! big wok would NEVER get involved in what ingredients i choose nor in the proportions of those ingredients that i select.)

                      i have had several good meals at taiko, japanese food and sushi on rosecrans.

                      paco's tacos, imho, is not worth driving to: near them, though, i do like ayara thai cuisine.

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