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

George Aug 13, 2007 07:55 PM

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?

  1. ipsedixit Aug 13, 2007 08:33 PM

    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

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      WHills Aug 13, 2007 08:30 PM

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

      1. DiveFan Aug 13, 2007 08:14 PM

        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
          DiveFan Aug 13, 2007 08:53 PM

          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

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