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Downtown LA Day (or Week?)--suggestions?

  • George Aug 13, 2007 07:55 PM
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Wife has jury duty, downtown. She is...ur...not a seasoned driver. I'm driving. My one consolation is a day of good eats. It could turn into a week of good eats. We will see. I don't have to go to work this week, I can take my time, last year when I had jury duty it was my excuse to go to Philippe's for the first time for the french dip.

Tomorrow I'm thinking Langer's for lunch. But what else should be on my radar, for breakfast and for lunch? Should I just head for East LA and eat tacos all week?

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  1. Hmm, aren't the courthouses with walking or DASH distance of Grand Central Market?

    EDIT - after searching on "downtown eats"
    Some recent posts:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/430427
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428680
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/80391
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/426958
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/422888
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/420216
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417022
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/411421
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/407759
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/407759
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/406203

    A handy map:
    http://dcbid.cartifactmaps.com/

    If you have a car instead of taking public transit, I'd drive to Chichen Itza (within Mercado la Paloma) near USC for great regional Mexican food and free, available parking. Read the last post above by Dommy!
    There are other very good Mexican options at MLP - Oaxacalifornia and Taqueria Vista Hermosa. Haven't tried any non-Mexican there yet...

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    Grand Central Market
    317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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    1. re: DiveFan

      To add Place link for Mercado La Paloma, see Place for web site link.

      Ahh, shucks, forgot Place link for Chichen Itza's web site:
      http://www.chichenitzarestaurant.com/

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      Mercado La Paloma
      3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    2. Langer's for pastrami
      Sushi Gen for lunch special
      Ciudad for happy hour with your wife after she gets out

      1. Wood Spoon for Brazilian ... get the pork burger, chicken pot pie and whatever dessert specials are on tap.

        Colori for Italian ... good pastas.

        For breakfast, I would opt for Pacific Dining Car or L'Angolo Cafe.

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        Colori Kitchen
        429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

        Wood Spoon
        107 W Ninth St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

        Pacific Dining Car
        1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

        L'Angolo Cafe
        101 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015