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May 1, 2010 07:47 PM

Quick - Sunday Afternoon (tomorrow!) Birthday Advice Needed

We're trying to have a special birthday outing for five adults and a baby, centered around the baby's nap time. When she wakes up from her afternoon nap (around 3), we'll rush off to "linner" (lunch/dinner) before her 6 p.m. bedtime (mom is birthday girl). Looking for someplace a little bit special, very vegetarian friendly (birthday girl is vegetarian), and generally eastside (Hollywood, Los Feliz, Glendale, Silverlake, Eagle Rock, Echo Park).

So again, the parameters are:
1. Open between lunch and dinner.
2. Great veggie food (and a little bit special)
3. Big enough to be able to get a table without a reservation and not too much wait.
4. Baby friendly enough to not freak anyone out.
5. Generally eastside.

Great places that would meet #2-#5 are, in order of preference: Fatty's; Street; Little Dom's. Alas, they are not open between lunch and dinner.

A place like Home would meet #1, #3 and #4 and #5, but the food is not so amazing and it's not a little bit special.

Maybe there are some new places that have opened up in the past year that I'm not thinking of.

Help please :).

Little Dom's
2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  1. I really lke Masa in Echo Park and I think it would meet all of your criteria. Very friendly to babies, vegetarians and the people who love them. Good food. Another place I really like, although others may diss, is The Brite Spot. I love the funky coffee shop decor. There are lots of vegetarian items and pretty incredible desserts. Just 'cause my kids practically grew up there, I will note that Barragan's has a number of good vegetarian entrees. I like the calabacitas there a lot and I always found the margaritas counteracted the baby. In my opinion the food at all three of these places is way better than Home, the restaurant, not my home....
    Happy Birthday.

    Masa Restaurant
    2063 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

    1. Might consider the newly reopened Off Vine

      Off Vine
      6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028

      1. You'd be just in time for Harvest Call at Forage.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          They're not doing Harvest Call anymore. Do they serve food during those hours though? I think they're closed ... does anyone know?