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Late lunch/drinks near NBC in Burbank

judybird Mar 9, 2009 02:22 PM

Out-of-town visitors will be attending a taping at NBC tomorrow night. They have to be in line at 5:00, so we'd like to meet them for a drink and/or snacks before that. Nothing fancy, just someplace to hang out and visit for an hour or so.

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    jillso Mar 9, 2009 04:14 PM

    The little Choza Mama peruvian cafe is right across the street/patio dining. I don't think they serve alcohol, just some interesting south American soft drinks. www.chozamama.com
    There's a branch of Acapulco across the street, and a McCormick and Schmicks about 1/4 mile southwest on Olive.....not sure what time happy hour starts at these two. Michaels Bar & Grill is also practically across the street and a bit north on Olive. http://couponclipper.com/loc/MICHAELS...

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    1. re: jillso
      Das Ubergeek Mar 9, 2009 04:30 PM

      I just couldn't recommend Choza Mama... the food is just not up to snuff. I'd go to the Smokehouse or McCormicks and Schmucks... or up to Bistro Provence.

      1. re: jillso
        attran99 Mar 9, 2009 04:33 PM

        M&S happy hour starts at 3:30 or 4:00pm and goes until 7pm. The bartenders are quite good there. Happy hour food is okay with the exception of the 1/2 cheeseburger with fries that goes for $1.99. It's pretty good.

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          Das Ubergeek Mar 9, 2009 07:56 PM

          Check your happy hours -- M&S happy hour in Anaheim and Santa Ana is only till 6.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            attran99 Mar 9, 2009 10:02 PM

            My mistake...I remember the happy hours from years ago...it does only run until six.

            1. re: attran99
              missliisa Mar 9, 2009 10:57 PM

              til 7..... and they make one hell of a drink........ try the sidecar.....

              no mix... just pure fresh fruit juice.... the way cocktails should be made.

              1. re: missliisa
                Das Ubergeek Mar 10, 2009 09:02 AM

                I'm sorry, but you're giving wrong information. I called the Burbank location and happy hour is until six.

            2. re: Das Ubergeek
              kevin Mar 10, 2009 07:47 PM

              how is Bistro Provence? never tried it, but always seem to pass by it.

              1. re: kevin
                Das Ubergeek Mar 10, 2009 09:35 PM

                Decent. Watch the salt and eat quickly as it overcooks on the hot plate.

            3. re: attran99
              missliisa Mar 9, 2009 10:55 PM

              I second and third the recommend for M&S.... adn the happy hour went to 7 last time I was there..... and that was recently...... and a great bowl of steamers is only 10.95..... how good is that?

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            Shug5K Mar 9, 2009 04:54 PM

            Ribs USA may be some of the best ribs in L.A. It's on Olive down the street from NBC.

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            1. re: Shug5K
              missliisa Mar 9, 2009 10:56 PM

              please...please don't hurt yourself on Ribs USA......

              be good to yourself.......

              1. re: missliisa
                kevin Mar 10, 2009 07:47 PM

                yes, i second that sentiment.

                you wouldn't want to waste a good thing.

            2. truetraveler Mar 9, 2009 04:59 PM

              Acapulco's is across the street...has a bar, food is blah, but at least it's a place to meet prior to the taping...

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                judybird Mar 9, 2009 05:07 PM

                Thanks everyone - it looks like it'll be M&S. I didn't realize there was one in Burbank.

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