Eating along the Metro Gold Line to East LA
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:
LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT
Weiland Brewing Company
San Rafael Bakery
Apache's Tacos al Carbon
El Canario Resteraunt
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
Restauraunte Los Antijitos
Mighty Donuts Super Coffee
Jack in the Box
The Original Snow Cone Factory
Antojitos del D.F.
EAST L.A. CIVIC CENTER
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Gonzo's Pizza Plus
Los Pollos #2
Manny's El Loco Restaurant
Neveria Las Delicias
So... what's missing?
La Serenata De Garibaldi
1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
422 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
114 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Weiland Brewery Restaurant
400 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
3448 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063
1224 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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
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!
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.
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.
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
A few off the bat:
Purgatory Pizza (http://eatpurgatorypizza.com/
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
3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063
Al & Bea's Mexican Food
2025 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
1326 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
2320 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90033