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Feb 15, 2011 03:42 AM

New Yorkers with Tweens Visiting L.A

We'll be visiting the Los Angeles area for the kids winter break, staying in the Redondo Beach area but hitting all the tourist spots-Hollywood, Disney, Universal, the Getty. Our children have never been to L.A and are fairly adventurous eaters. We have plans for In'n Out and Pinks in terms of great West Coast fast food. Any other tips for some good ethnic eats?

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  1. My tween's love Park's BBQ in Koreatown. Maybe my favorite restaurant in all of LA. Great korean BBQ meats that you cook at your table. The short ribs are incredible, A real treat for everyone.

    Park's BBQ
    955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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    1. I like Pink's but it is not worth the very long (over one hour) wait. Maybe try Wurstkuche instead and some rattlesnake sausage or Philippe's for some lamb french dip.

      Philippe the Original
      1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

      800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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      1. re: wienermobile

        I love Philippe's, but if you're going to eliminate Pinks based upon mediocre food and long waits, well...

        1. re: cls

          Right??! If you go to Pinks off hours, it's not that bad. It is history, after all.

          1. re: Phurstluv

            If you really have your heart set on Pinks there is one in LAX in the Tom Bradley Terminal, one at Universal City Walk, one at Knott's Berry Farm and just announced one coming soon to Cedar Point Amusement park in Sandusky Ohio.

            1. re: wienermobile

              I don't have my heart set on Pinks, wieney! But you're right, you can get them at other places in the city. But it's not the same to me, as driving up Melrose and possibly seeing some celebs. I know, it's touristy, but most of us from anywhere but here have a fantastical image (albeit wrong!!) of Hollywood and it's stars.

              1. re: Phurstluv

                Phurstluv you are right if you want the Pink's experience I guess you have to do the long long line, but if all you want is just a very good hot dog Carney's on The Sunset Strip is just a few miles away.

                Carney's Restaurant
                8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

      2. In Redondo Beach there is the Original Pancake House, excellent breakfasts!!! My daughter loves their hot chocolate with homemade whip cream. There a re some excellent asian restaurants locally as well, do a search here for more information.

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        1. re: JEN10

          The 49er flapjacks at The Original Pancake House are the best. Soft and a bit chewy and very thin with a bit of a sourdough taste. These are really good.

          Original Pancake House - 1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy Redondo Beach, CA

        2. I have not been but I have read great reviews of Izakaya Bincho on the Redondo Beach pier. They serve Japanese style barfood. You may want to call for their hours.
          112 Internatl Boardwalk
          Redondo Beach, CA 90277-3611
          (310) 376-3889

          Izakaya Bincho
          112 N International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

          1. A couple of quick ideas for you -

            LA has great Mexican, I would hit a taqueria (or four). We have more upscale places (Loteria in the farmer's market at 3rd and Fairfax could work well for you and the Grove mall is right there if you want to shop) and many excellent neighborhood spots (an easy one is Pinche's Tacos on Washington Blvd in world famous Culver City).

            Another place which is pretty west coast is A-Frame on Washington Blvd, though a couple of miles further west from Pinche's. It's a neat experience with communal tables, a great crowd, drinks for grown ups (always a nice option). Most things are eaten with your hands, big flavors, and my kids love it. Completely kid friendly. Search the board for A-Frame and you'll find out more. Dinner only - and on a Friday or Sat, I recommend getting there by 6:30 or you'll probably have to wait a while.

            Wurstkuche is a great suggestion if you're downtown, too.

            800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            12565 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA

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            1. re: CulverJack

              Agree with CulverJack on the Original Farmers Market on 3rd and Fairfax. It's open everyday and there is something for everyone from gumbo to tacos to Brazilian BBQ to donuts. Great for people watching and right next to the Grove Mall and CBS Television City. A taste of LA.

              Farmers Market
              6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036