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TWIN TOWERS JAIL ADJACENT FOOD

Gohantabeyoka Aug 28, 2007 03:48 PM

Hounds,
Perhaps you're a lawyer, public defender or sheriff's deputy who spends a lot of time at the county lockup downtown @ 450 Bauchet Street or maybe Uncle Dave keeps getting busted for DUI. Anyway, you've eaten at one of the many fast food joints across from L.A.'s graybar hotel and know which are gud. Now's your chance to drop a dime, no questions asked.
No, I'm not talking about Chinatown (Phillippe's) or J-Town.

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    chuck Aug 29, 2007 04:44 PM

    You can get pretty decent barbque at Spring Street Smokehouse located a the southern edge of Chinatown.
    http://www.sssmokehouse.com/

    1. DiveFan Aug 29, 2007 01:12 PM

      In addition to the MTA options, DASH will get you darn near anywhere in downtown for 25 cents. One line goes as far as Trade Tech!
      http://www.ladottransit.com/dash/rout...
      Take Route D down Spring Street, get off at 7th, try something middle eastern at St. Vincent Court.

      1. DoctorQuality Aug 29, 2007 12:12 PM

        eastside italian deli is about a mile and a half away.
        a little bit further away is grand central market which has tons of great food stands

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          nosh Aug 29, 2007 09:05 AM

          There is a cafeteria in the MTA building right there with several different food stations that I believe is open to the public, or at least used to be.

          1. Das Ubergeek Aug 29, 2007 08:45 AM

            Your choices are really, really, REALLY limited, Gohan.

            In the adjacent strip mall is a dollar Chinese place (disgusting) and, if it's still there, a Subway. There's a BK on Cesar Chavez behind Twin Towers, and the Denny's, of course... but Philippe's is the same distance as Denny's. In Union Station is Traxx and a pretty good bagel shop (but don't get their pizza bagels, they're premade and absolutely hellacious).

            Honestly, spend the couple of bucks and get a Red or Gold Line train to anywhere and it'll be better.

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              nickorp Aug 29, 2007 07:32 AM

              Seriously, you're limiting yourself to the bail bonds across the street and Denny's. I guess I should check out the few joints they have there.

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                PaliBruin Aug 28, 2007 06:56 PM

                Phillipes period.

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                  diaz Sep 11, 2007 08:22 PM

                  i agree!!!!!! Philipes

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                  OCchowman Aug 28, 2007 06:42 PM

                  How about Traxx at Union Station?

                  1. JAB Aug 28, 2007 06:17 PM

                    Wow, no C-Town, Phillippe's or J-Town? What fast food joints are across the street from the jail? There's some kind of market mixed in with the bail bond places. How about Alvera St then? Specifically La Luz Del Dia.

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