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Mar 3, 2008 08:03 PM

lunch after the la brea tarpits

taking some friends from out of town to the la brea tarpits, and i need some suggestions for lunch around there. doesn't need to be fancy. don't ask me why we're going to the la brea tarpits, but they have some weird fascination with the place.

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    1. re: wutzizname

      oooh! thanks much. thinking we'll be driving a bit to get to little ethiopia possibly. never been there, and always wanted to give it a shot.

    2. How about the Farmers Market at third and Fairfax. You can eat at one of the stalls or eat at the grove.

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      1. re: paprkutr

        Farmer Market is a great place to take out of town guests. They will like the water fountains at The Grove, too. My kids used to love going to the La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum. It's actually pretty cool.

      2. mani's on fairfax just north of the museum is still pretty good and walking distance from lacma- tar pits (fyi- new broad contemp art museum is probably worth the trip to tar pits anyways....)lots of good eats all along third street between farmer's market and la cienega- from down and dirty alfredo's (at sweetzer) or whose on third (at orlando) , to joan's on third (between the two) and a new place called food court- no info on that place yet- so i cannot vouch for it--loteria grill at farmer's market is fantastic

        1. Little Ethiopia is a good idea since it's something different for out-of-towners. But if you end up wanting something really close to the tar pits Callendar's is right next door, and is perfectly passable. I'm also a big fan of Cafe Verona on La Brea and 2nd Ave.