Dinner near Bridge / Howard Hughes?
We're going to see an IMAX movie tomorrow night at the Bridge / Howard Hughes center at 7 pm and am wondering what our pre-movie dinner options are. I know about Kabuki but I don't think it would suit the finicky 17-year old in our group who likes mainstream fare and is not a fan of ethnic food. We may go to Islands, but wondering if there's anything else we can consider.
practically across the street from the Bride/IMAX is dinah's, a family restaurant along the same lines as panns (even sports similar architecture).
imho, the food at dinah's is far superior to that of panns ; this is probably because i don't eat red meat and so many of the pann's dishes that people rave about are meat based. (when i went to pann's they managed to screw up a grilled cheese sandwich.)
that said, my carnivore friends generally like the burgers, ribs, and fried chicken at dinah's.
when i go to dinah's, no matter what time of day it is, i usually order breakfast. the menu items that i'm stuck on are:
the baked apple pancake
the baked german pancake
the thin swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter
the chile relleno omlette.
There is also a Jody Maroni's Sausage place in the same mall, not super healthy but tasty, and Rubio's for fish tacos (is this too ethnic?). The Star Chicken there has decent chicken salads, but none of these are restaurants, more like take out with seating.
Islands is safe.
Out of mall, there's an M&M Soul Food place on La Tijera a short drive away for fried chicken, meatloaf, etc.
I'd also recommend Ayara further south, but if Kabuki in its Americanized glory is too ethnic, Ayara will be a different planet.
I'd probably pass on Pann's for the chicken. They have decent dutch pancakes though.
I'm thinking of the baked apple & german pancakes at Dinah's. I said Pann's because... brain fart. But I agree w/WG that the pancakes are fine at Dinah's.
I just don't like the fried chicken at Dinah's, which is tragic because I looooove fried chicken.
Pann's is a different animal and probably not close enough, unless the poster happened to be coming from that direction.
Places your mainstream 17 year old might like:
Pann's for fried chicken
Dinah's for Chicken
Viva Fresh, next to Dinah's, for Mexican
A little farther out:
Alejo's on Lincoln for Italian
Chicago for Ribs on Lincoln
KJ's Diner, good prime rib sandwiches, good diner food.
Places you might like:
Ayara Thai, best Thai on the Westside
Pann's, great fried chicken
Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Ayara Thai Cuisine
6245 W 87th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
8343 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Kj's Family Restaurant
8731 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Chicago For Ribs
8311 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Viva Fresh Mexican Grill
6515 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
8647 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045