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Eating along the Metro Gold Line to East LA

JackonCrack Oct 26, 2009 12:11 PM

The East LA extension of the Metro Gold line is set to open on November 15th!

Please see the map here: http://www.metro.net/projects_studies/eastside/default.htm

I thought it would be fun and in the spirit of past eating threads (i.e. where can i eat along the --- (red, blue, purple) subway lines?): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/436632

Metro also has some suggestions for us...

Metro's recommendations By Stop:

Weiland Brewing Company
Senor Fish

San Rafael Bakery
Mom's Kitchen

Apache's Tacos al Carbon
Birreriaia Jalisco
El Canario Resteraunt
Homegirl Cafe
Jim's Burgers
La Placita del D.F.
La Serenata de Garibaldi
Santa Cecilia Resteraunt
Taqueria El Sol

Antojitos del D.F.
Bahia San Carlos #2
El Nuevo Carioca
El Reconcito del Mar
El Sarape Taqueria
Lupita's Resteraunt
Restauraunte Los Antijitos
Mighty Donuts Super Coffee
Otomisan Resteraunt
Vicky's Resteraunt

Cemitas Elvirita
Donut Factory
Jack in the Box
Pizza Hut
Liliana's Tamales
Mexico Cafe
The Original Snow Cone Factory
Ranchero Burger
El Mercadito

Antojitos del D.F.
King Taco

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Gonzo's Pizza Plus
Juan Pollo
Linda's Bakery
Los Molcajetes
Maria's Corner
Quizno's Subs
Taco Real

Los Pollos #2
Happy Teriyaki
Manny's El Loco Restaurant
Neveria Las Delicias

So... what's missing?

La Serenata De Garibaldi
1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Senor Fish
422 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cuba Central
114 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Weiland Brewery Restaurant
400 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tamales Liliana
3448 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Mom's Kitchen
1224 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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    sesosfritos Nov 12, 2009 07:25 PM

    just a few steps south of Atlantic Station... Que Delicious a.k.a. Las Delicias

    when i go there it's usually for the nieve de garrafa or smoothies. they also have bionicos, juices, tortas, fruit, dulces... various assorted fresh/natural goodies.

    287 Atlantic Blvd, Suite A, Los Angeles CA 90022

    1. DiveFan Nov 12, 2009 02:58 PM

      The new MTA (PR?) blog has been posting more food related articles in anticipation of this Sundays (11/15) opening:

      They have linked back to this Chow topic and have included the Breed St 'food fair' on their Google map of eateries. Hmmm, I don't know if this is the kind of publicity this 'fair' needs.

      Link to list of festivities on Sunday: http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/...
      This day the fare will be free and usage at crush capacity!

      2 Replies
      1. re: DiveFan
        Servorg Nov 12, 2009 03:14 PM

        There was also this list written up in the LA Times and I linked the entire article over on the Food Media & News Board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/666415


        1. re: DiveFan
          maxzook Nov 12, 2009 05:39 PM

          I'm a daily rider of the Red Line and I've been looking forward to this opening. That being said, next Sunday you wouldn't get me on the Gold Line at the point of a gun. I made that mistake the day the Red Line opened to North Hollywood, and it was extremely crowded and unpleasant.

          My advice is to wait until the hoopla has subsided.

        2. Das Ubergeek Oct 28, 2009 02:22 PM

          How is it possible that no-one has mentioned that the Soto station is just THREE BLOCKS from the Big Save market on Breed St. and Cesar E. Chavez?? Go between 7 and 11 PM and across Breed St. from the parking lot you'll find a bunch of Mexican food vendors set up (usually, unless they're being harassed).

          Follow the scent. Bring your high-school Spanish. Try stuff that smells or looks good. My recommendation: a quezadilla de huitlacoche from Nina's (behind the low wall in the centre) with salsa seca. $3.

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            Mattapoisett in LA Oct 28, 2009 02:31 PM

            Having just gone there this weekend only to find the lot empty, note it is not as reliable as all that. there are rumors they are being cleared out by Neighborhood Business who don't like the competition.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek
              Mr. Roboto Oct 28, 2009 02:31 PM

              If I remember correctly, I think you're referring to BIG BUY FOODS on the NE corner of E. Cesar Chavez Ave. & N. Breed St.

              Big Buy Foods
              2233 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063

              1. re: Mr. Roboto
                Das Ubergeek Oct 28, 2009 02:54 PM

                Sorry, you're right.

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              bsquared2 Oct 27, 2009 07:28 PM

              I love this post. Thank you. I am going to ride the Gold Line and try some new places.

              Is Homegirl Cafe closed?

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              1. re: bsquared2
                happybaker Oct 27, 2009 08:11 PM

                Homegirl Cafe is allive and well - just at a new location near the Gold Line Chinatown stop.


                Try the chilequiles for breakfast!

              2. peppermonkey Oct 27, 2009 03:29 PM

                i work off the ELA civic center stop. I would have to add Lupe's #2 for bean and cheese burritos of many varieties. Moles La Tia is a quite a walk for an angeleno but not too much for a NY'r or SF'r. It's definitely worth it and probably necessary considering the portions.
                off Atlantic: again a walk for an angeleno Cook's Tortas

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                  young_chower Oct 27, 2009 12:15 PM

                  What are some of the must have dishes at these places? I plan to be there on opening day and am excited about the food!

                  1. Phurstluv Oct 26, 2009 06:01 PM

                    It may not be that close to walk to, but always worth it: El Tepeyac off of Mariachi Plaza.

                    1. JackonCrack Oct 26, 2009 12:30 PM

                      A few off the bat:

                      Purgatory Pizza (http://eatpurgatorypizza.com/


                      MARIACHI PLAZA
                      Eastside Luv Wine Bar (http://www.eastsideluv.com/


                      Al & Bea's Mexican Food (half way between Mariachi Plaza Stop and Soto Stop) AWESOME BURRITOS!!

                      Pollo Campero ( i know a chain, but I like their biscuits! http://www.camperowest.com/)

                      Cinco Puntos mmmm carnitas (http://tacohunt.blogspot.com/2007/05/...



                      if you are willing to hoof it for some fish tacos... Tacos Baja Ensenada

                      Tacos Baja Ensenada
                      5385 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

                      Cinco Puntos
                      3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063

                      Al & Bea's Mexican Food
                      2025 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

                      Purgatory Pizza
                      1326 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

                      Pollo Campero
                      2320 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

                      1. JAB Oct 26, 2009 12:27 PM

                        I believe that the Home Girl Cafe across from Mariachi Plaza has closed.

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