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good eats in the vicinity of Hollywood & Highland Center...

WaWa Jan 29, 2010 12:48 PM

We will be in the area (tourists) three kids in tow. But anticipate being there either on a Sunday or on President's day. Any must have eats that are walking distance to this? Pass on the sushi though the kids do not love it enough. This would be at Lunch time.


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  1. Servorg RE: WaWa Jan 29, 2010 01:02 PM

    You'll be within walking distance of 25 degrees for burgers. Open 24/7.

    25 Degrees Restaurant
    7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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      mollyomormon RE: Servorg Jan 29, 2010 01:35 PM

      Yep, and also close to Lucky Devil's and Loteria:


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        WaWa RE: mollyomormon Jan 29, 2010 01:38 PM

        I will check out all three...is any one better?

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          Servorg RE: WaWa Jan 29, 2010 01:44 PM

          Loteria is very good Mexican food. As far as I am concerned Lucky Devils has it a little bit over 25 Degrees because I like their shakes better. But that said, the Roosevelt hotel that houses 25 Degrees is a nice renovation and is worth walking through for a little look see on your way into 25 degrees.

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        OCAnn RE: Servorg Jan 29, 2010 01:53 PM

        Is the service @ this location better than the one in HB? While the burgers are good, I wouldn't chance the service ever again.

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          Servorg RE: OCAnn Jan 29, 2010 02:08 PM

          Service does seem to be their Achilles Heel. That said I have never been to the HB location.

      3. wienermobile RE: WaWa Jan 29, 2010 01:41 PM

        Musso and Franks, a landmark and the oldest restaurant in Hollywood is in walking distance just down the street on Hollywood Blvd. They serve classic American food. Their Thursday night chicken pot pie is one of the best in LA.

        Musso & Frank Grill
        6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          wienermobile RE: wienermobile Jan 29, 2010 01:57 PM

          Oops. Sorry I forgot Musso and Franks is closed Sunday and Mondays. Never mind.

        2. wienermobile RE: WaWa Jan 29, 2010 01:51 PM

          Miceli's Pizzera has some good pizza just around the corner.

          1. JAB RE: WaWa Jan 29, 2010 05:13 PM

            Skooby's for hot dogs and fries and Beard Papa's for cream puffs.

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              degustateur RE: WaWa Jan 30, 2010 08:42 AM

              You’ll be in the vicinity of Pizzeria Mozza, home of the ultimate pizza. Absolute greatness! Start with Nancy’s antipasti salad (off-menu) followed by chicken liver crostinis with guanciale. The squash blossoms are also wonderful. For the main, be sure to include the fennel sausage pizza with panna, red onions and scallions as well as the bianca pizza with fontina, mozzarella, sottocenere and sage. The egg, guanciale, escarole, radicchio and bagna cuada is extraordinary too, albeit a bit salty. The butterscotch budino is a must dessert.

              Superb service and wine pairings (I suggest a bottle of the Costa d’Amalfi Furore with your meal). Reservations are a must and please be prompt.

              Pizzeria Mozza
              641 N. Highland Ave.
              Los Angeles, CA
              (323) 297-0101

              Bon Appetit!

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                WaWa RE: degustateur Jan 30, 2010 08:53 AM

                Wow that sounds great...what is guancile? Love squash blssoms and chicken livers....I used to live in Pariswhere I was introduced to them ...we would pan fry them and add to a fresh mix of lettuce greens with endive , a light drizzle of red wine vinegar and some olive oil, a quick grind of salt and fresh pepper...mmmmmmmmm

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                  noahbites RE: WaWa Jan 30, 2010 09:08 AM

                  Guanciale is a delicious cured meat made from the pork jowl.

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                    WaWa RE: noahbites Jan 30, 2010 09:13 AM


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                  mollyomormon RE: degustateur Jan 30, 2010 06:03 PM

                  Yum, but just wanted to note to the OP that it's 1.3 miles from Hollywood and Highland to Mozza which may or may not be walkable depending on the ages of the kids.

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                    WaWa RE: mollyomormon Jan 30, 2010 06:38 PM

                    Hmmm that is a bit far youngest is 6. Can I ask I keep seeing this what is an OP?

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                      groover808 RE: WaWa Jan 30, 2010 08:37 PM

                      You....OP = original poster :)

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                        WaWa RE: groover808 Jan 30, 2010 08:54 PM

                        Ah that is so obvious when you write it out....thx

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                  VDOVault RE: WaWa Mar 15, 2010 06:15 PM

                  Any additions or deletions to this list?

                  I'll be in this area for 5 days next month (end of April 2010 a Wed-Sun), solo grown up diner (no kids though I might con some more grown up tourists like me to come out & eat)

                  I'm allergic to seafood so no to sushi, sorry. I'm looking for lunch dinner & late night snack recommendations (staying in a B&B so breakfast is mostly covered)

                  Thanks in advance

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