Dinner before heading over to The Edison
re: mc michael
We were there with a group of about eight a few weeks back, and had reserved a seating area for 5:30. Being borderline elderly - all but a few of us were over 50 - we met for drinks with the intention of eating afterwards, but a couple of the guys started ordering appetizer platters that turned into a meal of its own. Decent stuff, but mostly fried; the calamari was quite good, but I'd have preferred a good aioli or fresh tartar sauce to the salty glop they served with it.
I agree that Pete's would be a good choice, and not at all far away. We followed our original plan and went up to the Redwood afterwards, as we usually do, but it was hard to enjoy the food as we'd over-eaten those "snacks". That is however straight up Second almost to Hill, on a well-travelled and well-lit street, and while it's bar food it's damned good bar food. Fish and chips and the burger are both very highly recommended.
Depends on the setting but if you like Japanese Ramen, Orochon (123 S Onizuka St) is a block away. Pitfire Pizza (108 W 2nd St) is pretty good. Cole's (118 E 6th St) is pretty good for a french dip and a good mixed cocktail. For some sushi I would hit Sushi Gen (422 E 2nd St), seriously some of the best sushi in LA for the price. Lazy Ox (241 S San Pedro St) is a must at some point and that time might as well be now. Josef Centeno is up for F&W People's Best New Chef so check it out. Enjoy!
108 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
2nd St Cafe
442 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012