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Nov 14, 2007 09:39 PM

Recs for good eats in Inglewood

Looks like we'll be moving to the 'hood within a month or two. We're currently in the Beverly-Grove area, so no shortage of places to dine. Right now we're so centrally located that it only takes a few minutes to head east for Korean, or north for Thai, or west for Italian. I know Inglewood is going to be a tad more isolated, but I'm guessing it won't be too bad a drive into Culver City and adjacent areas. There are bound to be a few gems there.

Any specific Inglewood joints that you'd recommend? Or Westchester, since we'll be on the north/west side near La Cienega and Centinela? I'll be commuting home every night from Santa Monica into Inglewood, so any recs for places between the two would be great.

Thanks Chows. We're major foodies, so leaving such a food-rich area is stressing me out already.

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    1. As I've posted before, I'm a big fan of Porky's, which has the best BBQ I've had in SoCal. Very good, meaty spareribs, but my favorite is their superlative pulled pork -- rich, succulent, with crispy crusty edges. They also are franchised to serve Golden Bird fried chicken. Porky's is on Manchester, just east of La Brea and west of the Forum, on the north side of the street. They also offer drive-thru and delivery, but since they sometimes mix up orders or leave something out, I'd play it safe and eat in.

      1. Just south of Inglewood on Inglewood Boulevard is Al Noor.

        AN is a really good Pakistani restaurant.

        I've been twice recently (after never having been before) and loved every bite.

        I think I owe the board a review of this place, because I wrote about it before I went, then never followed up.

        There is another Pakistani place within a mile or so of Al-Noor called Al Watan and I haven't been there. But Al Noor is really good.

        The mini-review, in advance of the real review, is that if you like Indian, you'll like Pakistani, though the flavors and dishes are different.

        Lawndale is just south of Inglewood. If you drive south on Inglewood, from Inglewood, you'll hit Al Noor. If you do it at night, you'll pass a couple of taco trucks with long lines. My buddy from Pegueros loves -- lovesloves -- one of the trucks, but I can't remember which. I'll try and find out.

        1. Panns for Fried chicken & comfort food

          Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
          6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

          1. For REAL NY pizza go to Joe's in SM. BBQ just drive back over the hill to LA. Phillip's. Tasty Q for real Cajun style Deep Fried Turkey. they Only charge you $2.50 per pound to prep & Fry a Turkey You bring in. Just did one for the office party yesterday.....Everyone is gonna bring their bird to tasty Q.

            Phillips Barbeque
            2619 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

            Joe's Pizza
            111 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            Tasty Q Bar-B-Que
            2959 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

            4 Replies
            1. re: Skunk2Racer

              And what does this have to do with requests for Inglewood?

              1. re: Wes

                OP said Commute from santa monica to inglewood...... These are places along the way or not too far from.....

              2. re: Skunk2Racer

                There's a Phillip's much closer to where you'll be staying. It's on Centinela between La Cienga and La Brea.

                Derrick's Jamaican Cuisine on Centinela and La Tijera is a very good Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant.