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Aug 31, 2007 01:40 AM

Chow Gold Line - rails to good food

Based on the *Excellent* structure of chowdown07's post for the Red/Purple Line, I'm creating a 'hub' topic for the MTA Gold Line.
I'd suggest that a distance of within 1/2 mile from a station to an eatery is a reasonable walking distance and thus cause for selection.
Post entries for restaurants as Replys to each Station Name, not to the OP.
Please include a Place link and brief description - open full discussions in other topics (linked by Place).
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    1. re: DiveFan

      Nicks Cafe - diner food, breakfast and lunch
      Hoan Kiem - pho ga
      Full House Seafood Restaurant - dim sum

      Nick's Cafe
      1300 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      Hoan Kiem
      727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      Full House Seafood Restaurant
      963 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      1. re: DiveFan

        I prefer Chinatown Station even for the Olvera Street places, just because I find navigating the endless stairs and corridors of Union Station tedious in the extreme. I would therefore also add Philippe to the list. There is also a Vietnamese-Chinese place in a kind of grubby little indoor mall on Alpine between Broadway and Spring - I don't think we've ever known its name, but it's to your left and back, and we keep returning there for big bowls of noodles and stuff.

        1. re: DiveFan

          I would add Pho Hoa. Not exactly sure of the address, but I think it's on Alameda. It's almost directly below the Chinatown station.

          1. re: DiveFan

            Homegirl Cafe

            130 W Bruno St (corner of Alameda and Bruno, pop Chinatown Station


            Homegirl Cafe
            130 Bruno St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            1. re: DiveFan

              Pho Pagolac
              861 North Spring Street, Ste 103
              Los Angeles, CA 90012-5810
              (213) 680-8838

              Vietnamese. Good pork vermicelli & rice dishes. Haven't yet tried the Pho, but no complaints from my Vietnamese coworkers.

              Pho Pagolac Restaurant
              861 N Spring St Ste 103, Los Angeles, CA 90012

              1. re: DiveFan


                Rice bowls e.g. Sour Cream Hen House

                727 N Broadway
                Unit 117
                Los Angeles, CA 90012

                1. re: DiveFan

                  Chimney Coffee House

                  Breakfast sandwiches
                  Thai tea latte

                  1100 N Main St
                  Ste B
                  Los Angeles, CA 90012

                  1. re: DiveFan

                    Ricky's Fish Tacos

                    Fish/shrimp/lobster tacos

                    1100 N. Main (parking lot
                    )Los Angeles, CA 90012

                    1. re: d_doubleyew

                      Ricky now has a food truck and has moved back to his old spot at 1400 N. Virgil, Los Angeles.

                      1. re: DiveFan

                        Won Kok

                        I like to get the $1 Baked Chicken Bun here. That's the only thing I get here.

                        210 Alpine St
                        Los Angeles, CA 90012

                        1. re: DiveFan

                          Mae Ting's Coconut Cakes

                          Open-air stall/dining area outside LAX-C. Yummy little coconut cakes slightly crispy on edges and custardy inside.

                          1100 N Main St
                          Los Angeles, CA 90012

                          1. re: DiveFan

                            Mochi Cat

                            Boba and smoothies.

                            843 N Broadway
                            Los Angeles, CA 90012

                            1. re: DiveFan

                              Queen's Bakery
                              Savory puff pastry pies: beef pie and chicken pie.

                              809 N Broadway
                              Los Angeles, CA 90012

                            2. Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Station

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                              1. re: DiveFan

                                El Atacor - crispy potato taco

                                El Atacor
                                2622 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

                              2. Heritage Square/Arroyo Station

                                  1. re: DiveFan

                                    La Abeja might be a bit further than 1/2 mile, but it's downhill and worth the walk. Try the Carne Adobada.

                                    Taco Fiesta is a little stand in the Superior Market parking lot. It's cheap, greasy and their tacos are somewhat Americanized. Several of my neighbors swear by 'em though. I go for the corn dogs.

                                    La Abeja
                                    3700 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

                                    Taco Fiesta
                                    4501 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

                                    1. re: B Minus

                                      La Abeja is right off the Heritage Square stop, about 2 blocks away.

                                    1. re: DiveFan

                                      Folliero Pizzeria - one block east on Ave 57, one block south on Figueroa.

                                      1. re: DiveFan

                                        Fidel's Pizza, Ave 50 just north of Monte Vista.

                                        1. re: slacker

                                          Can't say I cared too much for Fidel's pizza. The crust was generic and the sauce was bland.

                                          I like Tacos Sinaloa, a taco trailer parked in the parking lot at Monte Vista & Ave 54.

                                          Tacos Sinaloa (truck)
                                          54 and Monte Vista St N Ave, Los Angeles, CA

                                        2. re: DiveFan

                                          Chico's is a friendly Mexican joint with some of the best Guacamole and Chile Relleno around. They also make a mean soup, and a tasty, hangover busting, Machaca. Veg. friendly.

                                          Via-Mar does up some nice Ceviches. Their shrimp cocktail and outdoor misters can be a life-saver in theses heat wave conditions we've been having.

                                          Also, the taco trailer directly across the street from Via-Mar is one of the best around.

                                          100 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

                                          Via-Mar Seafood Restaurant
                                          5111 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042