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wadegq Oct 27, 2010 12:30 PM

Looking to take a friend out for food/drinks before a movie at the DGA on Sunset and Fairfax. Would love something within walking distance but I can't seem to think of anything around there that is decent? Happy hours are great. Any cuisine. Don't want to spend more than $35 a person. Please tell me there's someplace I'm forgetting. Thanks.

  1. wienermobile Oct 27, 2010 02:27 PM

    There is The Counter, for good custom made burgers, brew and fried pickles directly across the street from the DGA.
    7919 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles CA 90046
    http://www.thecounterburger.com/

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      wadegq Oct 27, 2010 03:17 PM

      See, I knew I forgot something. That could definitely work. I've only been to the one in SaMo but I'm sure this one is good too. Thanks!

    2. mollyomormon Oct 27, 2010 06:07 PM

      you're not very far from the Golden State for what I think is a superior burger to the Counter and some excellent beer, but not really within walking distance.

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      The Golden State
      426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        wienermobile Oct 27, 2010 06:27 PM

        I agree.

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          loblaw Oct 27, 2010 07:06 PM

          Definitely go to Golden State over the Counter...

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          The Golden State
          426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

        2. Peripatetic Oct 27, 2010 07:11 PM

          Greenblatt's is two blocks west of the DGA, and has excellent pastrami and corned beef. Their reuben is arguably better than Langer's #44.

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          1. re: Peripatetic
            katydid13 Oct 27, 2010 10:11 PM

            They have a good turkey club too.

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              Peripatetic Oct 27, 2010 11:24 PM

              Greenblatt's info:

              8017 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
              323-656-0606
              http://www.greenblattsdeli.com/

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                globalgourmet Oct 28, 2010 12:05 AM

                Was not impressed by The Counter, neither the burger nor the service. Definitely not worth the price.

                1. re: Peripatetic
                  Servorg Oct 28, 2010 10:14 AM

                  Greenblatt's place link:

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                  Greenblatt's Delicatessen Restaurant & Fine Wine Shop
                  8017 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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                    perk Oct 28, 2010 06:21 PM

                    The nice thing about Greenblatt's is that they have a very nice wine selection. I belong to the DGA and go to a lot of screenings there. I almost always go to Greenblatt's before or after. I can have a nice glass of wine, and a half sandwich. And there's easy parking in the back.

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                samtron608 Oct 28, 2010 10:27 AM

                Lola's? great drinks and atmosphere..

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                  Servorg Oct 28, 2010 10:29 AM

                  El Oh El A - Lola...She walks like a woman but talks like a man....El Oh El A - LOLA! (with all due apologies to Ray Davies if I screwed up the lyrics)...

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                  Lola's
                  945 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                2. Ciao Bob Oct 28, 2010 01:03 PM

                  Pinches Tacos isn't too far.

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                  Pinches Tacos
                  8200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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                    Peripatetic Oct 28, 2010 02:18 PM

                    Second Pinches Tacos. Decent tacos (yes, expensive by ELA standards, but this isn't ELA) and entertaining people watching. Only four blocks to the west of the DGA.

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                    Pinches Tacos
                    8200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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                      carter Oct 28, 2010 02:41 PM

                      Not sure alcohol is an option at that Pinches Tacos.

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                      Pinches Tacos
                      8200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

                      1. re: carter
                        Ciao Bob Oct 28, 2010 03:07 PM

                        You're correct - but I have brought in beers and margaritas in a pitcher.

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                          Peripatetic Oct 28, 2010 05:14 PM

                          They're fine with BYOB (beer at least), and there's a liquor store across the street.

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                        outshined Oct 28, 2010 04:34 PM

                        I'm a fan of Pizza Fusion. A bit of variation, not just pizza. Organic wine and beer. It's directly next to DGA.

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                          goodeats Oct 29, 2010 01:10 AM

                          you should go to vintage enocteca. great new menu and great list of wine and beer. its at sunset and sierra bonita. http://www.vintageenoteca.com/

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