Help! Taking Berkeley Foodies to Dinner Downtown LA!
I'm in charge of picking a place to bring our Foodie Berkeley family members to dinner, and my go-to, The Cliff's Edge, is closed for a special event tomorrow night. Ack! I know Silverlake and Los Feliz pretty well, but they're staying downtown so I'm looking for some downtown rec's where these folks will feel most at home, ie: it's cool to wear jeans or at the very least a comfotable shoe. Watergrille/Zucca a little too pricey as they will most likely end up treating, and I don't want to be rude. Also, noise level can be an issue. ANY help would be greatly appreciated! I'm new to the Hound. Thanks!
Colori Cafe for Italian
Wood Spoon for Brazilian
Komasa for sushi
Chichen Itza for Yucatan/Mexican
I assume you have a car. Look up the post by Noahbites about the 11-in-11 feast he had a weekend or so ago in the SGV eating at mostly Chinese places. Make a reservation at the place that does the Peking Duck. Keep the names and addresses of some of the places with all of the dishes with chili peppers, look up Chung King for the pork pump, read the review for the bars and soup dumpling places, and look up Fosselman's in Alhambra for ice cream. Have a fantastic evening. This is what will impress an SF foodie.
Or else go upscale Mexican. La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights just east of downtown for great Mexican seafood in fantastic sauces.