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Ideas for pre-Wiltern adventure?

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VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 10:55 AM

Anyone have have ideas for a pre-Wiltern chow adventure on Friday night?
I've been to Opus but not sure we'll have time for that and I heard they discontinued the tasting menu.
I've been wanting to try Prince's and Kyochon fried chicken.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.

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  1. Woolsey RE: VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 11:02 AM

    I think KyoChon is really pretty heavy for before a concert. Between all the MSG and the cycle of frying in butter, it's the sort of thing that makes one want to take a nap, not get up and dance and sing after eating it.

    I'd go for affordable steaks and cocktails at Taylor's or the tasty Oaxacan food at Guelaguetza, both on Eighth Street.

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    Taylor's Steakhouse
    3361 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

    Guelaguetza
    3337 1/2 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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      VealParmGuy RE: Woolsey Sep 27, 2007 11:16 AM

      Thanks Woolsey, forgot about Taylor's and am a fan, so will definitely put it on the list if we have time.

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        Woolsey RE: VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 11:22 AM

        I tried to put the Guelaguetza restaurant link on there, but the system absolutely insisted on putting either the money transfer store a few doors down or a restaurant in Orange County instead. The system's kinda glitchy, but, if you want Guelaguetza, you'll find the restaurant well enough with the Envios de Dinero address - just keep walking until you see all the people eating mole in the windows.

    2. wilafur RE: VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 11:28 AM

      ob bear on 7th and vermont for tasty tong dak (fried chicken).

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        themook RE: VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 12:47 PM

        What about BCD Tofu House on wilshire and hoover? i think you can walk to the show from there...can't wait to see the national...

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          Woolsey RE: themook Sep 27, 2007 04:27 PM

          BCD isn't at Wilshire and Hoover; it's at Kingsley. There's another one close on Western.

          Pollo a la Brasa is just one block south of the Wiltern, too, serving up Peruvian roast chicken and anticuchos, skewers of grilled beef heart.

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          VealParmGuy RE: VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 04:28 PM

          Is Guelaguetza a branch of the same one on Sepulveda and Palms across from the Trader Joes? Have been there and really like it.

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            wilafur RE: VealParmGuy Sep 27, 2007 06:33 PM

            yep, it is a branch of the one in palms.

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              Woolsey RE: wilafur Sep 27, 2007 07:59 PM

              Actually, it's not quite a branch. The one in Palms is run by a sister of the brothers who run the ones on Eighth Street and Olympic, but the Koreatown ones are the originals.

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            emmy RE: VealParmGuy Sep 28, 2007 10:38 AM

            Well, it ain't fancy (and it serves no booze), but Pollo a la Brasa (the Peruvian place with chicken cooked over a wood fire) is just two blocks from the Wiltern. It might be hard to get a table, as there are only 4-5 of them, but if your party is small, it would definitely be an adventure with good chow.

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            Pollo A La Brasa Western
            764 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA

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              VealParmGuy RE: emmy Sep 29, 2007 11:04 AM

              Ended up at Taylors. For some reason I love that place. It's not JAR, but the old school feel and the fact you can get a steak, baked potato and martini for a reasonable price strikes a chord.

              I've been to and liked Pollo A La Brasa. Need to go back sometime soon.

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                SauceSupreme RE: VealParmGuy Sep 29, 2007 03:39 PM

                With the recent rain, I wonder how all those peals of wood outside fared.

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