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ChrisF Oct 22, 2008 06:27 PM

What started as a weekly meeting of car enthusiasts has morphed into what we now call the Wednesday Night Grub Club. Our single goal is to eat at a new restaurant every week (although lately we've been repeating). The simple rules are: cheap, good eats in the San Fernando Valley. Our problem is we're running out of places to go.

So recommend away with your favorite cheap holes in the wall. Thanks!

  1. 420 Reasons to eat Oct 23, 2008 04:48 PM

    *Skaf's Grill (Not the easist parking thou) Laurel Canyon & Oxnard
    *Philadelphia Sandwiches
    11112 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
    *Uncle Andre's BBQ Colfax & Moorpark
    *Kansas City BBQ Magnolia (between Cahuenga & Vineland)
    *Joe Peeps Whitset & Magnolia (I believe)
    * Dino's Pizza Burbank & Hollywood Way (in Burbank)

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      ChrisF Oct 29, 2008 06:28 PM

      Thanks for the replies so far. As for some of the questions above:

      Our group ranges from 4 - 10
      The attendees live in the North SFV (Chatsworth, Northridge, Granada Hills) and Valencia.
      Restaurant prices for places we've been range from $1 (Stand Mondays) to $20/hd
      The meet started as a Subaru (WRX and STi) meet. It's now just friends who happen to be car nuts.

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        LA Buckeye Fan Oct 30, 2008 03:21 PM

        Then I would add Los Toros on Devonshire between Topanga and De Soto, on the same block..Les Sisters. Parking may be a problem...but Casa De Pizza on San Fernando Mission at Woodman I believe. The Safari Room on Devonshire just west of Sepulveda, for a cheap steak or blt. The Mandarin Deli on Reseda near CSUN (can't remember the cross street).

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      carter Oct 23, 2008 02:16 PM

      Any geographical parameters other than "in the valley". and as to price point - how high becomes higher than you want to spend. Is $20 a person too much, or ?
      And, lastly, how many in your group on a typical Wednesday?

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        ozhead Oct 23, 2008 11:25 AM

        Ba Le Valley (Vietnamese), on DeSoto just north of Sherman Way. Great food and prices, family-run, always good.

        1. Emme Oct 22, 2008 07:56 PM

          Puro Sabor Peruvian in Van Nuys
          Las Quenas or El Hatchay for Peruvian
          Pho So 1 in Van Nuys
          Tangy Thai has good specials on Sherman Way (i think that's right...)
          Firehouse on Reseda for Greek or Alexis in Northridge
          Thai places on Sherman Way - Sanamluang, Bua Siam, Khun Dang, Sri Siam
          Super Pollo for great rotisserie chicken
          Golden State Pizzeria
          Won's Coffee Shop
          Amir's Falafel in studio city
          Kyushu Ramen
          Dos Arbolitos
          Carillo's Deli
          Melody's or Las Fuentes
          La Fogata on Van Nuys
          Nica's Kitchen for Nicaraguan in NoHo

          ....lots to try...

          1. Kate is always hungry Oct 22, 2008 07:36 PM

            Sounds like fun! Off the top of my head, here are my thoughts (based on the rules and theme):
            Beeps
            Sherman Room
            Valley Ranch BBQ
            Mom's BBQ
            Horseless Carriage
            LA Pasta
            Puro Sabor
            By the way, what kind of cars?

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