Echo Park spots
Will be in that area on a Sat. and have to eat somewhere so my vegan friend has options. He listed these, any thoughts? Style of food isn't as important as a fun place to catch up for a while and not being crazy crowded. Thanks.
there's Masa right across the street which people love but i think is just ok
there's Taix which is an old school french place which is really good
there's some great mexican in the area
did you look up The Oinkster?
Home is cool, but i like it more for brunch
gingergrass is classy vietnamese
there's a place called Local down that's tasty and quirky
2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
2063 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
What about Elf Cafe? They take reservations...
ADD: I think you got auto linked to the wrong Masa. This link should be the right one.
Masa of Echo Park
1800 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
2135 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
I'd like to bump this thread since I'll be staying in the Echo Park area this weekend. I'm looking for a good gastropub type place, I'd love to make it over to Animal if I can, but my weekend is fairly planned out so I might not have time. Any places close that has good food, some interesting beers on tap, and would generally just a fun place to hang out? Also, I am a die-hard Eagles fan flying in from Philly, are there any good places where I'd be able to nurse a hangover and watch football on Sunday? I saw some reviews about a place called Philly West, but to be honest, I can get awesome sandwiches any day of the week at home. I'd rather go to a place with good beer and food as opposed to anywhere generic like god-awful Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that. 10am football is rough, I don't know how you west coasters do it!
You might want to look into the downtown iteration of Big Wang's (they don't seem to have the link here) for your Sunday AM football. Good wings and reasonable bar food. Says they open at 11am but give them a call and double check - it's the first NFL Sunday so they might open up early. Some bars in EP have TV's but the odds your game are on would be slim and the odds they will be open at 10 in the morning are even slimmer.
10am football is both and art and a science but you may find it leads to an ultimately more relaxing Sunday when your six beers deep by 1pm.