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Restaurants in West Covina and Long Beach

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Gabbeh Jun 9, 2007 03:56 PM

Next week I have a work trip to LA which will take me to the West Covina area one night and then down to Long Beach. Any advice on interesting restaurants will be greatly appreciated--especially in the west Covina area!

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    cheesecustard Jun 9, 2007 04:28 PM

    A lot of chains in West Covina/ Covina area (Applebees, BJs, TGIF, etc). I've been to Mariposa a couple of times. I thought it was good. It's a small Mexican restaurant hidden in an old restaurant row past the Eastland Shopping center on the 10 freeway. There's also an all you can eat Brazilian restaurant called Green Field. Never been, but I heard it's good. It's located on N. Azusa in West Covina.

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    1. re: cheesecustard
      monku Jun 9, 2007 04:49 PM

      Green Field was one of the first churrascaria's in LA years ago. I thought it was pretty good, but its been years since I've been there. I thought it was funny that it was owned by Asians. Even funnier was when I went to Agora Churrascaria in Irvine and the owners there were related to the people who run Green Field.

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        justagthing Jun 9, 2007 11:43 PM

        Long Beach also has a Greenfields. Large Asian community in Brazil, that accounts for the asian owners.

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          Gabbeh Jun 10, 2007 03:52 PM

          We are staying near Bluff Park. Thanks for the help.

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      justagthing Jun 9, 2007 11:44 PM

      Long Beach is a huge city. Do you know what part of Long Beach you will be in? It would be helpful so we can narrow the field.

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        rickym13 Jun 9, 2007 11:47 PM

        in west covina there is a japanese place that is great! he used to work under nobu matsuhisa and his prices are fraction of matsuhisa.

        hayakawa

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          justagthing Jun 10, 2007 04:11 PM

          You are pretty close to both 2nd Street and downtown LB. On second there are several choices: Open Sesame or Magic Lamp for Middle Eastern, Cafe Gazelle for wonderful Italian and Le Creperie for crepes of course. There is also a place called Sophy's on Anaheim for Cambodian. Hope this helps somewhat.

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            ozbuc Jun 10, 2007 05:51 PM

            If your staying near Bluff Park and have a little time to kill then look for the red buses, they will take you as hort distance to either downtown or to the shore ( 2nd street ) either way there is a large number of places to choose from. Also the Belmont brewing co is a nice walk down the beach from Bluff Park.

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            JeetJet Jun 10, 2007 08:50 PM

            At the North Woods (Covina) I like the North Woods Special Platter, The New York Steak or the Lobster / steak combo – All big meals. See the menu on the link below.

            North Woods Inn (All dinners come with Two Salads, Cheese Bread (free refills), Rice Pilaf, and a large Baked Potato with choice of Whipped Cheese Butter, Butter, Sour Cream & Chives, or Mushroom Gravy)
            540 N. Azusa Ave.
            Covina, CA
            (626) 331-7444
            http://www.clearmansrestaurants.com/northwoods.html

            In Long Beach I like two places for breakfast or lunch – Egg Heaven and Jongewaard's. Although Egg Heaven is not open for dinner, Jongewaard's is open for a nice home style dinner.

            Egg Heaven Cafe. (Beakfast and lunch only, Cash Only – Very good breakfast and burgers. Blue stack, sausage, omelets are all very good. I like everything but the hash and biscuits and gravy
            )4358 East 4th St. (Corner of East 4th and Ximeno St.)
            Long Beach, CA
            (562) 433-9277

            Jongewaard's Bake 'n Broil (Breakfast, Chicken Fried Steak, Pot pie, Burgers, Red Velvet and other cupcakes, sticky buns, Cakes and Pies, try the banana cream pie)
            3697 Atlantic Ave (North of 405 – corner of 37th st.)
            Long Beach, CA 90807
            (562) 595-0396

            Recent post on Jongewaard's
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405909

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              justagthing Jun 10, 2007 11:25 PM

              Love B 'n B but it is a distance from where they are staying and not sure if they have a vehicle or not...???

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