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fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 11:44 AM

I'll be spending some time doing research at the law library, and I'm completely unfamiliar with the neighborhood. Any advice on good lunch options? Many thanks -

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    Mateo R RE: fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 11:56 AM

    lots of good Taco places nearby. Try Bandini's blog for specifics.

    1. DanaB RE: fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 12:06 PM

      There really aren't any great places nearby within walking distance (IIRC, other than fast food, the only places within walking distance are a couple of Salvadoran places for pupusas), but you are short drive from a lot of fun places to eat. You could head over to Phillipes for french dip sandwiches, or to Mercado La Paloma for a number of good Mexican options. Little Tokyo and Chinatown are very close by as well. Langer's Deli for the best pastrami in LA is also a short drive away.

      http://www.philippes.com/

      http://www.mercadolapaloma.com/restau...

      http://www.langersdeli.com/

      1. Drehound RE: fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 12:22 PM

        Hi, I went to Loyola Law School for three years....I always had to drive off campus for lunch, there really wasn't anything walking distance. I frequently ate lunch at Phillipe's, La Taquiza by USC, El Jarrito, Yang Chow in Chinatown, Langer's, Papa Christos on Pico and Normandie, Grand Central Market, Angelique Cafe (http://www.angeliquecafe.com/), and Cassell's for hamburgers. Morton's downtown serves lunch and has a fantastic hamburger and a steak salad stacked with tomatoes and blue cheese. I would also have late lunches at various happy hours downtown - such as those at Ciudad and Nick and Stef's. I am sure more places will come to mind as the day goes on...There is a lot of good food to be eaten in the LLS vicinity!

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          andytseng RE: fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 12:34 PM

          Moxie Cafe is a nice little place for lunch. You can keep studying as they have free wi-fi there. I've liked all the sandwiches I've had there until yesterday when I got the sandwich of the week, "corny reuben," which was tiny. I'd recommend getting anything else.

          1. westsidegal RE: fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 01:51 PM

            since you'll be driving, you might as well get the amazing chicken served at dino's
            Dino’s Burgers, 2575 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., (213) 380-3554

            http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/cou...

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              nosh RE: westsidegal Mar 19, 2008 05:20 PM

              Dino's is really worth checking out if you haven't been -- it is on the N/W corner of Pico at Berendo, a couple of blocks west of Vermont, with parking in the back. They do a huge pastrami sandwich, a good carne asada plate, and a credible burger, but the majority of people are ordering the crazy chicken special. It is a marinated, grilled half-small-bird, with an addictive garlicky-turmeric-vinegary "sauce." Served on a big bed of thin crispy fries with a small cup of cole slaw and some tortillas, it is an amazing lunch for about $5.

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                Drehound RE: nosh Mar 20, 2008 04:48 PM

                I forgot about Dino's! I loved that chicken!!!!!!

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              dtud RE: fleurgrrl Mar 19, 2008 08:27 PM

              does loyola still have $1 rice & beans?

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