Trip to LA - Need Chow itinerary
Hi! My husband and I are going to visit LA for 5 days around Labor Day weekend. We're staying with our friend who lives in Hermosa Beach. We're going to go to Santa Monica while we're there and probably Hollywood for a night, but we'll mostly stay around Hermosa Beach. I was wondering if I could get some recommendations. My husband and I are in our early 30's, live in Philadelphia (the city, not the suburbs), are adventurous eaters but don't have a lot of money, like dive bars and enjoy microbrews. Please help! Thanks!
Musha is a great idea, but they may want to take advantage of the fact that they have another one in Torrance -- close to Hermosa Beach.
Another good choice in Redondo Beach would be Belacan Grill for Malay food. Not dirt cheap, but worth the price. Roti canai is a Malay curry dish that stands out in my mind along with their beef rendang made with a thick curry paste coating the beef.
Finally, save room for the ice kachang for dessert. It consists of a mountain of shaved ice looking like Mt. Fuji with red syrup pouring down the sides in a Volcanic display with sweet adzuki beans, salty peanuts and chewy cubes of jelly garnish clinging to the sides of the mountain. Quite spectacular.
1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501
2701 190th St Ste 100, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Rahel for Ethiopian
Sabor A Mexico for mexican
Musha for japanese pub food
Chez Mimi for yummy french
Angeli Caffe for afforable, nice, Italian
The Origianl Farmer's market for a whole bucnh of different choices.
Quality Seafood in Redondo beach
3 square cafe in Venice
Hot Dog on a Stick in Santa Monica
Literati II in Santa Monica
Best Beer Places in LA (maybe not in your staying area)
Lucky Devil's in Hollywood
3rd Stop in West LA
Red Lion in Silverlake (?)
Village Idiot in West Hollywood
Library Alehouse in Santa Monica
Some people say Father's Office in SM..watch out for lines and attitude!
McG's in Chatsworth
Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena
Crown City in Pasadena
Naja's Place in Redondo Beach (best beer place in SoCal!)http://www.najasplace.com/