Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
I love Guy Fieri's DD&D's on the Food Channel but I cannot find anything good in the Los Angeles, Ventura CA area. It seems like everything is in the South. Any body know of anything in the area that is as Decadent and good as seen on this show? Maybe something similar to HoDads in San Diego. TIA
Try the Nickel Diner for biscuits and gravy, or Panns for chicken and waffles or their biscuits and gravy. El Tepeyac for a Hollenbeck burrito or a Manuel's special. Try an Oki DOgi fully loaded. LA has lots of DD&D's. Try J&S for a Special Quesadilla or a hot dog taquito., Langer's for the worlds best pastrami. Bay Cities or East Side Deli for a great Italian sub. Gafey Streeet Diner has been on the food network or go to Joe's in Redondo for a Mad Dog or a John Wayne. Get the Hang Over Cure at Millie's on Sunset.
re: Burger Boy
I had the biscuits and gravy at the Nickel Diner in January and was totally put off by the cloyingly sweet gravy. They told me the chef used chicken and apple sausage for the gravy. ??????? Then I told them he's never tasted the gravy himself since he would know how badly it tasted, don't get too cheffy with the recipe and to go back to regular pork sausage for the gravy. Have they changed the B&G since then?
Burger Boy has hit a lot of good ideas. If you are down OC way try the Harbor House in either Sunset Beach or Dana Point. Open 365/24
Add: Hawaiian food places usually live up the DD&D's ethos. Check out this recent review on the Coffee Shop at the Gardena Bowl (plus it has some other places mentioned as well).
Harbor House Cafe
34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
There have been 5 places from the L.A.-Uberoplois that have appeared on D,D & Ds:
Patrick's Roadhouse - Santa Monica
Baby Blues BBQ - Venice
Jay Bee's BBQ - Gardena
Gaffey St. Diner - San Pedro
Schooner or Later - Long Beach
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Pann's is "Inglewood Adjacent", on an island sorta between Inglewood and Culver City.
If we're going to include Oki Dog, I think we need to count The Bucket in Eagle Rock as well.
Taco Bell on Peck Rd., north of Valley Blvd still does the Bell Beefer with cheese, you have to ask for it.
re: Burger Boy
I'm not so sure you would want to eat at Taco Bell. My sister-in-law worked there not long ago, and said that the refried beans is rehydrated powder as are all the the sauces and most of the food is microwaved. Thinking about all the preservatives and stuff they use makes me think of a very un-Chowfriendly experience.