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Anything new around Hollywood and Highland in past year?

chocolatetartguy Aug 28, 2009 12:11 PM

I am attending a conference at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel and have limited time to eat and no car.

I have penciled in Musso's, Loteria Grill, Roscoe's, Hungry Cat, Balcones de Peru.

Any new suggestions?

  1. cinzia Sep 8, 2009 03:37 PM

    Not necessarily new but I also recommend 25 degrees in the Roosevelt Hotel (24 hours - great burgers, good wine selection, beers) and wholly disagree w/ zjarrett's rec to skip Loteria (sorry!)!

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      zjarrett Sep 4, 2009 02:23 PM

      I would skip Loteria...do pizzeria Mozza instead it's a few blocks down on melrose but man is Loteria a waste. As far as in your immediate area, I would agree the other choices, kind of a tricky without a car. If you don't mind a little motion, I'm a fan of Food+Lab on Santa Monica for a quick lunch and Thai Town is within your 3 miles down sunset. Maybe you'll luck out an a food truck will be in the area

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      1. re: zjarrett
        chocolatetartguy Sep 8, 2009 04:42 PM

        I've already come and gone but where might I find food trucks in the Hollywood Blvd/Sunset area? I went to Zankou Chicken on Sunset and Normandie. Was I very close to Thai Town?

        1. re: chocolatetartguy
          cinzia Sep 11, 2009 04:08 PM

          You were very close to Thail Town indeed - Hollywood just East of Western.

      2. tarnmoor Sep 3, 2009 10:38 PM

        I think you'd better unpencil Musso & Frank: The last several meals I've had there were wretched.

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        1. re: tarnmoor
          handlertaper Sep 3, 2009 11:26 PM

          We love the Grill. Looks and tastes just like the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills.

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          samtron608 Aug 28, 2009 01:28 PM

          no car, limited time to eat?? well, i would say that hungry cat, roscoes, and balcones are too far from hollywood/highland. thats a good 1/4-1/2 mile walk from highland to vine.
          with limited time, your best options are in the hollywood/highland complex...i cant think of anything great there...

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          1. re: samtron608
            chocolatetartguy Aug 28, 2009 01:40 PM

            I have time to go to Sunset and Vine when I make a BOA/Amoeba run. Anything within a 2-3 mile radius is fair game. I don't mind taking a bus or cab for a few miles.

            1. re: chocolatetartguy
              soniabegonia Aug 28, 2009 02:04 PM

              near that intersection are:
              Boho is right there
              Delancey half mile away - ok, this one is not new in the past year but still relatively new
              Shin a few blocks away for serviceable korean bbq
              Hollywood Farmer's Kitchen (lunch only) http://www.hollywoodfarmerskitchen.org/
              Kitchen 24 (check out the "anti-mall")

              1. re: soniabegonia
                chocolatetartguy Sep 8, 2009 12:18 PM

                Thanks for the recommendation of Hollywood Farmer's Kitchen.

                I arrived shortly before closing Friday and had a fresh tasting, healthy lunch of bison and rice stuffed yellow peppers topped with a tomato/mushroom confit, sauteed zucchini, a slightly overdressed salad and a refreshing mint iced green tea.

                The really outstanding dish here was something identified as a plum galette, but which I took to be a crisp. This dessert was far better than either of those two descriptions. Under the usual rolled oat crisp topping and the stewed fruit was a heavenly shortbread bottom crust.

                Also took out a chicken salad which made for a very good late supper: piquant mustard vinaigrette, greens, halved grapes, walnuts and a generous portion of moist chicken breast.

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            sel Aug 28, 2009 12:21 PM

            Blue Palms Brew House at Hollywood Bl. X Gower Ave. has an excellent craft beer selection and good sandwiches. I like their burger w/shortribs on top of the patty. They recently celebrated their first anniversary.

            Blue Palms Brew House
            6124 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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            1. re: sel
              SaltCod Aug 28, 2009 02:21 PM

              I second Blue Palms. Beer destination #1, but most of the food is great. The fish and chips are nice, the filet is great, the blackened tofu and grilled veggies are yummy. I love it!

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