Food around USC
La Taquiza, Manas, La Barca....
These restaurants have been a good place to go for a quick bite around the Exposition Park/USC area.
However it's a new year and I'm hoping there are places in the area described that I haven't been to before.
Are there suggestions?
Anything will do as long as it's around the same price range and has great food.
Head to Dino's, on the N/W corner of Pico at Berendo, two blocks west of Vermont. Huge pastrami sandwiches, good burgers, a fine carne asada plate, but almost everyone will be ordering the crazy chicken special -- a marinated half-bird, flame-grilled, in a garlicky tangy vinegary turmeric sauce, served over a huge mound of fries with coleslaw and tortillas for about $5.
If you like the decent but small-portioned and high-priced fare at La Taquiza, head up Hoover and try the real stuff at El Parian or El Taurino.
pasta roma on figueroa, it's fast italian....sort of, they have daily specials, you will be surprised at how good this place is. also, try mr. sippies on 11th. st. just west of the harbor fwy. broasted chicken and potatoes, two pieces of chicken and a heap of potatoes for like three bucks, it's an arco gas station with a kitchen, the enormous bbq beef ribs are good too, you will not be disappointed
Don't forget the classic El Cholo on Western. It's obviously a little bit farther, but a classic USC student hangout. You're also not too far from Chinatown. I used to pick up food from Yang Chow when there wasn't too much traffic.
Other classics are Philippe's for french dip, Langer's Deli, and for those late night grub runs, The Original Pantry.
This is a great post. Every summer, I take my daughter up to the museums and rose garden and the only place we can find to eat (we don't like the museum fare) are the stupid indoor depressing eateries on campus.