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lolabelow Mar 29, 2009 08:49 AM

We're taking the kids on the train - probably getting off at Union Station.

Walking around Chinatown and Olvera Street is the agenda (unless someone can recommend something else...)

We'll need lunch - Chinatown is out - one kid has a moderate peanut allergy. Other than Philippe's (which is my choice), can anyone recommend something in Olvera St? Spring St. BBQ?

Thanks

  1. monku Mar 29, 2009 08:56 AM

    Sounds like you did your research.
    I'd choose Spring St. BBQ over Phillipes.

    1. JAB Mar 29, 2009 03:57 PM

      On Olvera St. I like La Luz Del Dia for their carnitas.

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        lolabelow Mar 29, 2009 08:58 PM

        We ended up walking over to Little Tokyo and went to Chin-Ma-Ya in Weller Ct. I'll have to try Spring St. another time. Thanks for the recs.
        (and I love Carnitas...another time for sure)

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        1. re: lolabelow
          monku Mar 29, 2009 09:06 PM

          That's a pretty good walk to Little Tokyo.
          I'm pretty familiar with places in Little Tokyo, but never been to Chin-Ma-Ya, how was it ?
          www.chinmayaoftokyo.com

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            redrover May 27, 2009 10:53 AM

            It's about a 15 minute walk from Union Station to Little Tokyo. It's not very scenic--over the freeway, by the jail and all that--but it's not bad for decent walkers.

            1. re: redrover
              Das Ubergeek May 28, 2009 12:13 PM

              In a little while you'll be able to transfer to the Gold Line one stop instead of the awful walk.

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          Jodie May 27, 2009 11:05 AM

          Homegirl Cafe is a must. Great prices, amazing food, worthy cause.

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          1. re: Jodie
            westsidegal May 28, 2009 06:42 PM

            wholeheartedly second the Homegirl Cafe recommendation.

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            attran99 May 27, 2009 11:50 AM

            I like the taquito stand on the northern end of Olvera Street. Cielito, I think it is. Desserts are good in Chinatown...Phoenix Bakery has some tasty treats...and you can ask about non-peanut items.

            1. wienermobile May 27, 2009 02:59 PM

              Philippe's is a true one of a kind Los Angeles treat.

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