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Jul 2, 2007 04:59 PM

Stuck in a hotel with no car... Four Points Sheraton LAX

So, what is one to do for food when there is no transportation available? What's walking distance, and what's worth ordering delivery for? I'll be stuck there for almost an entire week so, the more suggestions, the merrier.

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  1. For Steak Shula's 347 gets very high reviews here. I went about 18 months ago and was very happy.

    Shula's 347 Grill Los Angeles
    at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles
    6101 W. Century Blvd.
    Los Angeles, California 90045
    (310) 642-4820

    Also, if you need to escape the hotel living then maybe take a short cab ride to just the other side of LAX to the old town section of El Segundo. A very nice area to walk around on Main Street and get something to eat. Below are two places I get very good sandwiches at good prices. Last weekend I was sitting at Rinaldi's when a cab pulled up out front and the rider ran inside and grabed a bag with two subs while on the way to LAX. Good stuff. Maybe other Hounds can give a rec for other places there on Main St. I noticed several other places that are full of people at breakfast, lunch, dinner. Round-trip cab would need to be set up first because it may be hard to get a cab on Main st. back to the hotel otherwise.

    Original Rinaldi's (Italian combo, Meat Ball sandwich, Hot Chicken sandwich or anything they make)
    323 Main St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    (310) 647-2860
    From N. Sepulveda Blvd go West on E. Grand to Main St.
    From W. Imperial Ave. Go South on Main
    Right across from the Fire Department

    Big Mike's Philly Steaks and Sub (Best Cheese steak in L.A., Get the 18" – Nuff Said!
    )507 Main St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    (310) 726-9638

    1. I believe the hotel you're in has a "beer sommelier." I was there a few years ago, and had a tasting menu of eight different beers. Not too expensive, and I haven't seen that sort of thing around...

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      1. re: cjla

        I think it's TH Brewster's with the fabulous beer selection. Beer geeks all over the city love it.

      2. Wow, you're really in a food wasteland. The In-n-Out burger on Sepulveda @ Lincoln is close enough to walk (although it won't be the most scenic route in the world.) Also, there's a coffee shop cleverly called "The Coffee Company" on Manchester about two blocks east of Sepulveda that's gotten ok reviews on the board. I hope others have more suggestions, good luck.

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        1. re: writergirl

          Ya, In'n out is great and a must try. Is it possiable to walk accross Sepulveda? I think it must be because it would be bad public relations for In'n Out to hang that location in front of those airport hotels just to tease the good people there.

          Burgers (Say “Double-Double” for double meat & double cheese and if you like it messy with extra sauce then also say “Animal style”)
          In’n Out Burger
          9149 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
          Westchester, California 90045
          Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
          Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.

        2. Quite good Thai food at Ayara in Westchester. 1.2 miles from the hotel.

          6245 W 87th St Westchester, CA 90045

          1. Pann's is a classic googie coffee shop with excellent fare at a good price. It's a close call, but their pricing could almost justify the cost of a cab ride if you're in the mood for this kind of thing. In any case, there have been lots of posts here about the place so you can do a search to see if it's worth the trip.

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            1. re: Bob Brooks

              Ya, I looked at my map and Pann's is a close cab ride and a good call. Those fried chicken wings are worth driving across town for. Round-trip cab would need to be set up first because it may be hard to get a cab at Pann's otherewise. Also, "googie coffee shop." This is a googie dream classic coffee shop -- back to the future (1956). It is worth the cab ride just to see the inside of this place (Southern California Food History 101).

              Pann’s (Fried Chicken wings and waffles, pea soup,
              6710 La Tijera Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA
              (323) 776-3770
              Cross Street: La Cienega Boulevard