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Sep 28, 2009 10:11 PM

Jury Duty lunch?!?!?

I've got jury duty this week downtown at the courthouse on Hill and 1st....any recs for lunch walking distance from my civic duty? Quiznos or Mickey D's just ain't gonna cut it....

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  1. Did the same thing earlier this year. I had lunch at Daikokuya ramen in Little Tokyo more than a couple of times. Within walking distance, fast service, and one of the best bowls of ramen in town.

    1. Probably depends on how much time they give you - an hour?

      If you walk north on Hill, then turn left on Temple, you can eat outside at the Cathedral's cafe. They have pizzas, soups, etc. Not great food, but it can be nice to sit outside there.

      If you walk west on 1st (up the hill) to Grand, then turn left, you have lots of options in and around California/Wells Fargo Plazas: Mendocino Farms (pretty good sandwiches), Casa (overpriced Mexican), CPK, Skew's, etc. etc. Some days (Wed. and Fri?) one of those Korean taco truck imitators parks on Grand @ 3rd.

      If you walk east on 1st, you can head over to Little Tokyo. Tons of options there, of course: Daikokuya (ramen), Sushi Komasa (on 2nd), etc.

      But maybe the best option for you is to head a few blocks south on Hill. Go to the Grand Central Market, where there are tons of vendors crowded into a big space: Mexican, Chinese, Lebanese - whatever you want. All pretty good, cheap, and quick.

      1. You've got a few good recs so far: Mendocino Farms for sure, Grand Central Market (Ana Maria's for a burrito or torta), Little Tokyo. There's a new option. The Patinette Cafe at MOCA is now something called "Lemonade." They have sandwiches, salads & such. Just opened last week and I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but it could be a good addition to the lunchtime options around the Civic Center.

        They have decent salads at the cafe in the Disney Hall, and I think they give a 10% or 15% discount if you're wearing your juror ID.

        1. Send out to Bay Cities for the Wall of Sound meatball sandwich. It comes on a rye bun.

          1. How abt the DWP cafeteria, China Town or even the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
            I remember being on a civil case on one of my many tours of Jury Duty and the court took us there for the lunch buffet.