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Oct 25, 2007 07:02 PM

On Jury Duty downtown, need recs

I am serving on a jury and have been told it will be at least a 4 week trial. The location is Superior Court on 1st and Hill. We get a 1-1/2 hour lunch break daily. Need recs for food, with the time factor the only criteria: travel time, including waiting - 15 minutes outbound, 15 minutes inbound, which leaves 1 hr for lunch. Have already been to Empress Pavillion, ok but not as good as SGV, Daikoku, by far the best ramen I have had in LA. Going to Langers tomorrow, which leaves a lot of days to fill. Pls help

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    1. Judging by your handle, perhaps you would enjoy Pitfire Pizza Co., on the Corner of 2nd and Spring (or is it Main?). Good salads, pizzas etc. They may even have a beer and wine license by now, which if I were a juror, I would surely want.

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      1. re: DonnyMac

        Agree that Pitfire Pizza is very good, and it's close to the courthouse. It's 2nd and Main. And if you happen to be a member of KCRW, you can use your fringe benefits card to get a discount there.

      2. Haven't been on jury duty for years in LA but I used to walk down to the Far East in Little Tokyo. It's where they filmed the Bruce Lee Story years ago before they shutdown. I heard they opened up again but haven't been there to try it. You can go to Olvera Street for Mexican or take the redline to MacArthur Park to Langers. Central Market was an experience in street food.

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        1. re: Clinton

          It's a nice walk to the Grand Central Market around 3rd st. I've done this while on jury duty and there's alot to choose from there. You can get a decent ice cream cone ($1) for the walk back, too.

        2. Hi,

          If you head the same direction as Daikokuya but keep on going, there's a Senor Fish (great fish tacos!) and a block before, on the same side of the street, there's a Cuban restaurant.

          1. so in little tokyo there are also Haru Ulala (an Izakaya), and Kokkekokko (or something like that, It's a yakitori place, it's supposed to be a chicken sound i guess?)

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            1. re: burumun

              Was all hopped up to try the yakitori at Kokekokko the self proclaimed best yakitori in LA, , went today, but alas, they open at 6pm, so to all prospective jurors, no lunch there. I'll give a full report of my food journey after my jd is over.