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Moving to La Brea Blvd & 10 Fwy - Recs?

thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 05:24 PM

thericequeen and Prince Charming are moving from the Westside to the St. Elmo Village area - basically La Brea Boulevard & the 10 Freeway. Are there any good dining/take-out options within a one-mile radius? (think need food after butt-dragging weary day - no way am I going to cook). :)

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    Burger Boy RE: thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 05:38 PM

    La Brea & 7th or 8th the new BBQ place, NYC BBQ is supposed to be good, there are psots, do you work east or west of La Brea?

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      thericequeen RE: Burger Boy Sep 25, 2007 05:47 PM

      I work in Santa Monica, so west of La Brea - I'd kill for good bbq so I'll definitely check out NYC. Thanks!

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        Burger Boy RE: thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 06:10 PM

        For Great BBQ and more convenient try JnJ Burger Shack & BBQ great Q, try the smoked chicken wings, here is the number they have early hours 6 or 6:30 323-934-5390, the are on Adams, 2 blocks east of Fairfax. Partamians Bakery does great Armenian lahmajoon, meat pizza, also on Adams.

        JNJ Burger Shack
        5754 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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          Burger Boy RE: Burger Boy Sep 25, 2007 06:15 PM


          Partamian Bakery
          5410 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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          wilafur RE: thericequeen Sep 26, 2007 06:30 PM

          check out phillip's bbq, its on crenshaw and a few blocks south of the 10.

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        Renault78law RE: thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 05:57 PM

        Roscoe's, Lucy's, Campanile, La Brea Bakery, Luna Park, Oki-dog are in your neighborhood. You're also close to K-town and the Fairfax district.

        1. mollyomormon RE: thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 08:38 PM

          Bloom Cafe is nearby.

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            droyal RE: mollyomormon Sep 25, 2007 10:01 PM

            Bloom is good.

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            PayOrPlay RE: thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 11:21 PM

            El Nido is a Nicaraguan place on LaBrea just north of the 10. Looks grungy on the outside but is actually rather attractive inside. I haven't been in a while, but it has been terrific in the past. Here's a link to an older review:


            El Nido Restaurante Nicarag├╝ense
            2112 S. La Brea Avenue
            Los Angeles CA 90016
            (323) 939-6506

            Uncle Moki's is on La Cienega near the 10, great place to pick up garlic shrimp in the style of the North Shore Hawaii shrimp trucks. (In the best Hawaiian tradition, Uncle Moki's hours are a little irregular and he keeps talking about moving so not a bad idea to call ahead-- (323) 954-7051

            Also, check this thread for other recommendations near the 10 and La Cienega.


            Uncle Moki's
            3560 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

            El Nido Restaurante Nicarag├╝ense
            2112 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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              QualityMart RE: thericequeen Sep 25, 2007 11:44 PM

              - J.R.'s BBQ on La Cienega just south of Washington
              - X'otik Kitchen on Washington a few blocks west of La Cienega (take-out only)
              - Hoagies and Wings on Venice near La Brea

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                thericequeen RE: QualityMart Sep 26, 2007 06:24 PM

                Been eyeing Hoagies & Wings - I pass it on my way to my upholsterer and furniture caner. Had intended to stop last weekend but it was raining so hard I took a pass. Any wing or sandwich choice in particular?

                The other options mentioned also look good - I didn't realize Partamian's was so close. I'm still a little turned around. Thanks y'all!

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                  QualityMart RE: thericequeen Sep 27, 2007 12:36 AM

                  I always get a chicken or steak hoagie, no mayo. They also have awesome east-coast style buffalo fingers. I'm actually not much of a wings person.

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                    ITurnedOutTV RE: thericequeen Sep 27, 2007 10:58 AM

                    I've been ordering Hoagie's & Wings for a couple years now (they deliver; I've never actually been to one of the stores), and the lemon-pepper wings are a big hit in our house.

                    I should mention that I've seen a few people on chowhound say they think they're too salty, so if you're over-sensitive to that, those wings might not be the best choice for you.

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                  kauma RE: thericequeen Sep 26, 2007 06:38 PM

                  Goodness, if you're willing to travel to Bloom (good idea), then you can certainly make it to Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles!

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                    Wolfgang RE: kauma Sep 27, 2007 10:44 AM

                    About 2 miles north of you on the corner of Olympic and La Brea in the auto body parking lot is a taco truck with very good al pastor. They are here after 7p.

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                      Burger Boy RE: Wolfgang Sep 28, 2007 06:56 AM

                      That truck is good

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