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Jun 23, 2008 04:44 PM

Fun group dinner spot pre-Dodger game

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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: Kate is always hungry

        another vote for Philippe's.

        I'm going to the game tonight.

        1. re: laliz

          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.

          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

        1. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: pharmnerd

              Phillipes does sell beer and wine.