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Any recommendations re decent places to eat lunch near the Inglewood Superior Court???

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  1. Pann's, in and for the County of Los Angeles. In a moment, the results of that meal. (No doubt, our younger Hounds have no idea what I'm saying, but I'd love to hear otherwise. ;-)

    Also, a branch of Phillips Barbecue. Both places are less than two miles from Superior Court.

    For anyone who doesn't know, Pann's is a fine, homey cafe with friendly service and the best biscuits in Los Angeles. Phillips has long been regarded as one of the finest BBQ places in Southern California. If you've actually been put on a jury, handlertaper, Pann's might be the preferable milder choice for an afternoon of listening and deliberation in the cause of justice.

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    Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
    6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Phillips Barbecue
    1517 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

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    1. re: hnsbmg

      If you have a yen for soul food, just around the corner from Pann's you'll find Venni Mac's M&M Soul Food.

      And, if you actually do get on a jury and want to stay out of trouble with the judge then you absolutely will NOT do the following: "If you've actually been placed on a jury, Pann's might be a milder choice for an afternoon of listening and deliberation in the cause of justice."

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      Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
      6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

      1. re: Servorg

        Servorg, I meant a milder choice (between Pann's and Phillips) *for lunch.* You don't want to be burping BBQ all afternoon unless you're trying to get thrown off the jury. ;-)

        1. re: hnsbmg

          That's good to know...since Pann's gets a lot of local law enforcement in there from at least 3 different jurisdictions I didn't want to see a hound dragged off to face a really p.o.'d judge... ;-D>

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          Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
          6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

          1. re: Servorg

            Thanks for the advice! Never been to Panns-Will check it out and will only deliberate about the food!

            1. re: handlertaper

              Fantastic patty melt (usually my medium rare is cooked to perfection and just so unbelievably juicy and wonderful). Wings are normally outstanding and can be had with waffles or more normal fixings. Outstanding biscuits with sausage gravy. Great split pea soup.

              1. re: handlertaper

                All kidding aside, do try those biscuits, whatever else you have. They may not take the prize at a Clarksdale, Mississippi, church picnic, but they're very tasty and better than any other I've found in LA. The fried chicken is also excellent.

                1. re: handlertaper

                  I heard good things about the fried chicken at Panns but I wasn't impressed. It was barely better than the fried chicken at Dinah's and Dinah's isn't anything great.

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                  Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                  6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

                  1. re: reality check

                    Where do you like the fried chicken, R.C.?

                    1. re: hnsbmg

                      I don't want to hijack a thread. But, Bertha's is pretty good and much better than Pann's.

                      Larkins and Les Sisters have great fried chicken. R & R does too. But none of those are around Inglewood.

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                      Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                      6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

        2. A few recommendations, in proximity (closest first) order:

          Don’t be a jerk but feel free to eat some at the Front Page Jamaican Grille (^_^). The jerk chicken, pork and goat are excellent and served with rice, beans, fried plantains and a vegetable. I really love their Jamaican meat patties, and always get a few to go – fresh made and full of flavor, not grease. Wash your meal down with a cool, crisp ginger beer or a nice, fruity sorrel. The owners are very nice folks and deliver their warm service with pride. Less than 5 minutes away.

          Front Page Jamaican Grille
          1117 W. Manchester Blvd
          Inglewood, CA 90301
          (310) 216-9521
          http://www.frontpagejamaicangrille.com

          Check out The Serving Spoon, a stellar breakfast/lunch-only spot located in an Inglewood strip mall. Virtually everything on the menu is about best in its class. Among the standouts are the fried chicken, catfish, pork chops, buttery grits, house-made spicy beef sausage, waffles and pancakes. Perfectly cooked eggs and omelets. Great selection of juices. Daily specials. Serious eats, seriously delicious. Small, casual venue with a large following of loyal patrons. Less than 5 minutes away.

          The Serving Spoon
          1403 Centinela Ave
          Inglewood, CA 90302
          (310) 412-3927
          http://www.theservingspoon.net

          If you have a penchant for soul food, try Bertha’s Soul Food Cafe. Located on Century Blvd about three miles southeast of Inglewood, Bertha’s serves up outstanding fried chicken, oxtails, ham hocks, short ribs, catfish, snapper, collard greens, black-eyed peas, yams, etc. They also make a delicious peach cobbler and a scrumptious sock-it-to-me cake among other delightful desserts. Yeah, they have red velvet cake too. Fast, efficient service. About 10 minutes away.

          Bertha’s Soul Food Café
          1714 W. Century Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90047
          (323) 777-3373
          http://www.berthasoulfood.com

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          1. re: degustateur

            degustateur, I go past The Serving Spoon every time I go to Pann's -- at dinnertime -- and they're always closed. But your review has made me determined to get over there soon. "Among the standouts are the fried chicken, catfish, pork chops, buttery grits ..." -- those are the four primary food groups and all I needed to hear!

            1. re: hnsbmg

              You can get 15% off at Serving Spoon, if you go to another review site and print out their coupon.

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              The Serving Spoon Restaurant
              1403 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

            2. re: degustateur

              I went to Serving Spoon this weekend. It was tremendous. Buttery, soulful goodness. Waffles, chicken, eggs. MMMMMMMMMMMMM

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              The Serving Spoon Restaurant
              1403 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

              1. re: echoparkdirt

                just tried pann's. extremely mediocre. but serving spoon had a 40 minute wait at 11am, so we went to Pann's. fried chicken tasteless, waffles formless, biscuits dry, etc

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

            3. When I had jury duty there I had plenty of time ( are they still giving an hour and a half?) to drive north up La Brea and grab a sandwich and cookies at La Brea Bakery.

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              La Brea Bakery
              624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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              1. re: goodcookin

                Love these suggestions-love fried chicken. Yes, 1 hour and a half for lunch!!
                Any good mexican around there?

              2. I've been hearing some very good things about Mutiara Food and Market on La Brea. The owner is the originator of Jasmine Burmese on Sepulveda in Culver City. He sold the place and moved to Inglewood to open up a new eatery/grocery store. We hope to check them out soon and will report back.

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                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Mutiara is great. Prices are low and portions are a decent size. The owner is great about making suggestions based on preferences. If I'm ever having a major soup craving, this place is one of the top on my list.

                2. sergio is now, more often than not, cooking at the inglewood MARISCOS CHENTE which is located on the south side of imperial highway near yukon.