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SOUTHERN/ SOUL FOOD DOWNTOWN?

paso_gurl_100 Jan 24, 2008 07:02 PM

Or relatively close to it? Have tickets for color purple on March 1 and would like to keep with the theme. Also, I am going with a friend who really doesn't care for "fancy" food. Anything close to soul food or homestyle would be great.

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    justagthing RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 24, 2008 07:27 PM

    How about Roscoe's in Hollywood? If that is too far, they do have other locations. If you let us know where you are coming from, maybe some other hounders can suggest places in between.

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      LaLa Eat RE: justagthing Jan 24, 2008 08:00 PM

      Wood Spoon I think would be a good fit to what you are looking for though it is Brazilian..

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        logan RE: LaLa Eat Jan 25, 2008 01:58 AM

        mmm... the chicken pot pie with hearts of palm is awesome there.

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        paso_gurl_100 RE: justagthing Jan 25, 2008 09:24 AM

        is that Roscoe's chicken and waffles? that sounds good. I will have check the map. We are coming from the valley, she lives in Simi actually. So the 118 to downtown. We are staying at the Bonaventure so we will leave early afternoon to check in. Angelena's on Sepulveda is gone, right?

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          Connoisseur2 RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 25, 2008 12:30 PM

          Roscoe's is as close to soul food as it comes. The location on Gower at Hollywood Blvd is right off the 101 Fwy. Coming from the valley, this location would be closest, although its very small. Or they have a location on Pico just west of LaBrea which is larger. Call first to see if they will take reservations as they tend to be crowded at certian times of the day.

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            Connoisseur2 RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 25, 2008 12:39 PM

            Harold & Belles is very good... I recommed it! They have a larger selection of everything and the food is good. Cajun, creole, soul food, seafood you name it and the portions are hugh. You will get your money's worth at this place and will be very satisified. They're located on Jefferson Blvd.

        2. MeAndroo RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 25, 2008 06:37 AM

          Larkin's in Eagle Rock is billed as soul food, though I haven't been. It's on the list for 2008.

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            AquaW RE: MeAndroo Mar 7, 2008 01:28 PM

            Been to Larkin's and it is pretty good; however, the soul food there is modernized a bit and, as J Gold reported in LA Weekly a whiles back, some people who were craving classic, homestyle versions took issue with that.

            But that atmosphere is very casual and comfortable, so the OP and friend wouldn't feel uneasy being at too fancy a place.

            ~H.C.
            http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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            baloney RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 25, 2008 07:28 AM

            Maybe Harold and Belle's? Not too too far from Downtown.

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              hpcat RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 25, 2008 08:59 AM

              There's the Spring Street Smokehouse in Chinatown.

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                ns1 RE: paso_gurl_100 Jan 25, 2008 09:20 AM

                creole chef near baldwin hills mall IIRC

                that was where I went while attending USC

                1. paso_gurl_100 RE: paso_gurl_100 Mar 7, 2008 10:48 AM

                  For the record, we ended up going to Aunt Kizzy's in Marina Del Rey. It's not as nice as it used to be, but the food was still awesome! The best greens ever! and i love their dressing too!!

                  1. yinyangdi RE: paso_gurl_100 Mar 7, 2008 01:35 PM

                    I've never eaten there, but what about Soul Folks Cafe?
                    http://www.downtownnews.com/dining_gu...

                    Soul Folks Café serves American soul food made with love and served in portions so generous, you'll want to wear elastic-waist pants. Prices range from $7 to $13.75. Open Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.. and Sunday for brunch only. Reservations suggested but not required.

                    Soul Folks Cafe
                    613 Imperial Street
                    (213) 687-8535

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                      junglekitte RE: yinyangdi Mar 7, 2008 07:33 PM

                      WOW Soul Folks is still there? I used to frequent it at their older location when I lived in the area. Excellent food and I recommend it over Roscoe's for sure!!! They had good fried chicken and all the sides, AWESOME banana pancakes, and a really good veggie burger.

                      Go to Soul Folks!

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                        LaLa Eat RE: junglekitte Mar 7, 2008 10:16 PM

                        I am not convinced it is still there...did it come back? IIRC the new imperial location was only for private parties/ catering.
                        I think I also recall hearing that they were trying to open up a place in Hollywood last year.
                        Paso gurl already had her meal Aunt Kizzy's...

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