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Fun group dinner spot pre-Dodger game

schmamo Jun 23, 2008 04:44 PM

We are coming from downtown, so mainly looking for a place in the near vicinity to have a few drinks and some tasty, pre-game nosh. Maybe some good Chinese food? Or somewhere cool in Echo Park? I suggested the Red Lion, but that was ruled out. Mexican food is sort of my last resort on this one (I have it a ton).

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    WHills Jun 23, 2008 07:14 PM

    Ciudad in downtown
    McCormick's in downtown for a good happy hour
    My personal favorite is Sushi Gen. Have some good sushi, but you are not too stuffed to eat a few snacks at the game.

    1. Kate is always hungry Jun 23, 2008 10:56 PM

      One of my favorite places anywhere, anytime--Philippe's, or, very close to Dodger Stadium, Pizza Buona at 2100 W. Sunset at the northwest (?) corner of Alvarado. I haven't eaten there yet but I will soon. It's been there for years.

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        laliz Jun 24, 2008 08:56 AM

        another vote for Philippe's.

        I'm going to the game tonight.

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          andytseng Jun 24, 2008 11:48 AM

          I usually just do Philippe's too. With the free shuttle service they're going to start at the end of July, Philippe's becomes really convenient.

          Anyway, if you want Echo Park, you could try some of the new places that are springing up.

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          15 Restaurant
          1320 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

          The Park
          1400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

          Lot 1 Cafe
          1533 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

      2. ipsedixit Jun 24, 2008 09:52 AM

        Trax

        http://www.traxxrestaurant.com/

        1. JeMange Jun 24, 2008 12:29 PM

          There's a new restaurant called The Park on Sunset in Echo Park that is literally walking distance from the stadium. The food is great and the place is very affordable. The only issue is that it's BYO.

          The Park
          1400 Sunset Blvd
          LA CA 90026
          213 482 9209

          There's also a place called 15 on Echo Park Ave which is a bit more upscale and has a full bar. Either place would be convenient for a pre-game dinner, although I'm not sure what time you plan on arriving at the Stadium.

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            pharmnerd Jun 24, 2008 02:11 PM

            Another vote for Phillipes. Not sure if they sell booze though. Or, maybe an izakaya in Little Tokyo for quick eats/drinks (Izayoi? Haru Ulala?), just a stone's throw from Chinatown/Dodgers Stadium.

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              nd33x Jun 24, 2008 04:46 PM

              Phillipes does sell beer and wine.

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              soccerandlost Jun 24, 2008 09:56 PM

              I know this is chowhound and all, but I say save the food for cracker jacks, dodger dogs, and Nestle Toll House ice cream sandwiches. If you've got pre-game time on your hands, hit up Tiki-Ti in Silverlake for drinks you can't find at Dodger Stadium or just about anywhere else on this continent.

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