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Between West Hollywood & Eagle Rock

anekab Dec 2, 2009 11:52 AM

If you worked in West Hollywood and lived in Eagle Rock where would you take your spouse (who loves spice and lots of flavor) for a eating adventure on the way home after work for under $25?


  1. PurpleTeeth Dec 2, 2009 02:44 PM

    Good Girl Dinette- Fusion Viet food. A little out of your way in HP. BYOB
    Indochine- for pretty good pho BYOB

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    1. re: PurpleTeeth
      anekab Dec 2, 2009 03:33 PM

      This is actually pretty close to where we live...so it might be a great "regular" for us. Some of the items remind me of dishes on the menu at Blue Hen, which is in Eagle Rock. I've downloaded the menu...and it's on my list of stops. Thanks for the suggestion.

      1. re: anekab
        PurpleTeeth Dec 2, 2009 05:42 PM

        The Owner/ chef is the very same that started Blue Hen. She sold it to start Good Girl.

        1. re: PurpleTeeth
          anekab Dec 3, 2009 07:40 AM

          Well now we'll definitely drop in. Thanks for the info.

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      Obessed Dec 2, 2009 02:53 PM

      Jitlada (Thai town).

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      1. re: Obessed
        anekab Dec 2, 2009 03:37 PM

        Now the Southern Thai menu at Jitlada sounds like something my husband would love. We'll drive by on the way home tonight to check out the flow of humanity...and if it's not too bad...we'll probably stop by. Thanks for the suggestion Obessed.

        1. re: anekab
          anekab Dec 3, 2009 07:44 AM

          Got to Jitlada before the dinner rush...and everyone was so friendly. Food = spicy...flavorful and all around yummy. We'll definitely be visiting Jitlada regularly...I need to work my way through all the curry dishes...and the Southern Thai menu. (Except for maybe the catfish dishes...I've never been a big fan of the mudfish.)

          My husband enjoyed your suggestion as well...and has noted that he needs to NOT eat the Pork in Spicy Garlic sauce again. He had to resort to a Thai Tea to cut the burn...and even begged for some cucumbers to help as well.

          1. re: anekab
            Obessed Dec 3, 2009 09:49 AM

            I'm so glad you enjoyed Jitlada and thanks for reporting back. I need to make a visit there soon (I'm actually reverse from you - live in West Hollywood and work in Glendale) so I could easily pick up on the way home and think I will do so soon! Agree with the reco for Marouch also. Keep us updated on your dining adventures.

      2. katydid13 Dec 2, 2009 07:53 PM

        How about Marouch at Santa Monica & Edgemont?

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        1. re: katydid13
          anekab Dec 3, 2009 07:52 AM

          This is a great suggestion...and will have to give it a try. I've never been to Marouch, so it edges to the top of the list. Even more so...since everything I've read has been positive.

        2. anekab Dec 3, 2009 07:56 AM

          After last night's great meal at Jitlada...we have decided to break out of our food slump and start a new habit with a weekly "Dining Adventure Date". Who knew my "Meat & Potatoes Man" would be so adventurous. :-D

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          1. re: anekab
            PurpleTeeth Dec 3, 2009 08:02 AM

            That's so awesome! I gotta make it to Jiltada, it's hard to get me out of the eastside.

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            Clyde Dec 3, 2009 10:44 AM

            i travel from weho to ER all the time- jitlada is my #1 suggestion. been wanting to try marouch and good girl dinette for a while. also, singapore's banana leaf in the original farmers market on third/fairfax, soot bull jeep for korean bbq, but i'd totally go to jitlada!

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            1. re: Clyde
              anekab Dec 3, 2009 12:06 PM

              It's been forever since I've stopped in at the Farmer's Market. In fact, just two days ago we drove by and I thought about stopping...but we were headed to King Taco. My father took us to Farmer's Market almost every weekend to check out the butcher...is there even a butcher still there? As a kid, I loved to watch the bakery ladies put loaves of bread into the slicer, pick out the fresh fruit, and sit down to my Dupar's chicken pot pie. Aaahhh...the memories.

              1. re: anekab
                Clyde Dec 3, 2009 03:33 PM

                there are two butchers. the farmers market still has some great spots. you should check it out!

            2. mrshankly Dec 3, 2009 12:09 PM

              India's Sweets and Spices on Los Feliz for some tasty and spicy Indian food.

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                bg90027 Dec 3, 2009 01:48 PM

                Los Balcones Del Peru - on Vine just south of Sunset

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