Dinner suggestion for Russian visitor on Eastside to get a sense of the "other LA?"
- mebby Apr 30, 2010 11:04 AM
Husband has a colleague in town from Russia and wants to take her out on for dinner Saturday night. She's doing the beach and Westside thing on Sunday and we're Silverlakers, so we want to give her a sense of the LA out of towners don't always think of (ya know, within reason). Great if we can take a bit of walk after dinner, so neighborhood that supports that would be great. Oh, and he wants to bring along the kids -- 5 and 9 and very unadventurous food-wise. Was thinking Cliff's Edge and walking around Sunset Junction, but thought I'd reach out to the Hounds and see if you have any better suggestions...TIA.
3626 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
You said Eastside --so-- hello new Chinatown- San Gabriel
Take them to Bamboodles and let the kids watch them make fresh noodles in a large kitchen window - using a long bamboo pole where they sit on the end and bounce up and down. It’s fascinating! They will probably enjoy the delicious noodle soups that are not too spicy. Afterwards go about 4 or 5 blocks down to Pa Pa Walk. The sign is hidden from the street (It’s in the Hilton Strip Mall behind the elevator). Order Mango Shaved Ice. It’s a huge treat. Afterwards I like to take visitors to walk around the Ranch 99 across the street. Kids enjoy trying fresh lichee and other exotic fruits. Or without kids, we go for soup dumplings at Mei Long Village then get a Chinese Foot Massage for $15 – next door.
Dude, I love the SGV as much as you do, but it is *so* not the place to walk around with out-of-towners with kids who are unadventurous eaters. Echo Park is an awesome walking neighborhood these days (as long as you're out not too late) - so yeah, try Masa or The Park, and if the churro truck on Echo Park Ave south of Sunset is still there, get some fried doughy goodness.
2063 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107