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LolaH Feb 17, 2011 09:41 AM

Any suggestions on the best place to eat here?

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    Clyde RE: LolaH Feb 17, 2011 09:52 AM

    3rd & fairfax? Lotteria for mexican, Bob's Donuts, Thees Bakery, Pampas Grill buffet, Singapore's Banana Leaf. AVOID the two chinese food places. I also like the glass noodles at the korean place.

    Singapore's Banana Leaf
    6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Pampas Grill
    6333 W 3rd St Ste 618, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: Clyde
      LATrapp RE: Clyde Feb 17, 2011 10:13 AM

      Good suggestions. And although I haven't tried it, the Brazillian churrascaria always seems to have a very long line.

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        Clyde RE: LATrapp Feb 17, 2011 10:26 AM

        yes, it does! i don't eat meat but i like everything else. the line isn't too bad as long as you're not starving.

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          LolaH RE: Clyde Feb 17, 2011 10:36 AM

          Have either of you tried The Gumbo pot?

          We have a 1 hour lunch break while on a tour there next week and we wanted to know where we are going so we have enough time to eat and maybe look around a bit.

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            reality check RE: LolaH Feb 17, 2011 11:07 AM

            Gumbo Pot is ok, nothing great. I've had the shrimp and oyster poor boy, and gumbo.

            There is a sandwich/deli McGees (?) that's ok. Though their meats are really fatty.

            None of the pizza places at Farmer's Market impress me.

            Gumbo Pot
            6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            1. re: reality check
              Clyde RE: reality check Feb 17, 2011 04:04 PM

              agree w/ the pizza but the one place near the bar has gluten free pizza!

            2. re: LolaH
              Clyde RE: LolaH Feb 17, 2011 04:03 PM

              yes, i like the gumbo pot but it's not amazing. i do like the po boy catfish sandwich the best. it's not bad by any means. it just depends what kind of a mood you are in. oh, the greek place is pretty good! i always forget about it b/c they aren't nice there. just sort of rude and rushed. the place next to it - i think they are owned by the same people - is really good too. they have flat bread pizza looking things in the display case. i had it once and loved it. i can't remember the name. but it's near bob's donuts and it's the only place you can get falafel and stuff like that in the market.

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                sfgirl22 RE: Clyde Feb 17, 2011 10:26 PM

                moishe's is middle eastern restaurant

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                  Clyde RE: Clyde Sep 16, 2011 10:16 AM

                  I wanted to revise my statements on the Gumbo Pot. Went there yesterday and had the WORST LUNCH EVER. seriously... the gumbo i got to go and it spilled out of the bag all over me. i had to carry a dripping lunch back to work. then the sweet potato chips were totally stale & the corn muffin was burned and hard as a rock- no joke, i was banging it on my desk to show people how hard it was. i cannot believe how awful my lunch was from this place.

                  Gumbo Pot
                  6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  1. re: Clyde
                    Servorg RE: Clyde Sep 16, 2011 10:37 AM

                    Maybe they packed the gumbo in an "ez spill" container for you figuring that the leaked soup would soften up the potato chips and the corn muffin? ;-D>

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                      Clyde RE: Servorg Sep 17, 2011 01:10 PM

                      haha!!!! awesome.

                2. re: LolaH
                  coffeebrownies RE: LolaH Feb 17, 2011 05:24 PM

                  If this is as close as you will get to New Orleans, and you get a lot of Mexican food at home...otherwise, there are better places to eat. Banana Leaf gets mixed reviews for authenticity, but I love it. Loteria is great. (Both Loteria and Banana Leaf can be a little slow getting food out). I have always avoided the Brazilian place because it seems to be very expensive, since you pay by weight. The new Tapas place is also getting good reviews. And if you are grabbing a snack for later, snag a Bob's cinnamon roll, or, on the other hand, go down to the fruit stand on the western end and pick up a fruit bowl.

          2. wienermobile RE: LolaH Feb 17, 2011 11:08 AM

            Littlejohn's Candies has the best English Toffee ever.

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              Kitchen Queen RE: wienermobile Feb 17, 2011 04:52 PM

              The line at Pampas Grill moves fast and worth it. And, I don't eat the meat. Otherwise, Banana Leaf is good.

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              LolaH RE: LolaH Feb 17, 2011 05:41 PM

              Thanks all! Sounds like there are a lot of good options.

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                elnora RE: LolaH Jul 12, 2011 09:36 AM

                bob's donuts for apple fritter (best one in town!)

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                  elisha RE: elnora Jan 2, 2012 03:01 AM

                  great apple fritters. I second that. crispy and greasy. not doughy.

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                  rplatkin RE: LolaH Dec 31, 2011 12:08 AM

                  Glad that Moishe's got mentioned. Despite the Yiddish name, the food and staff are Armenian, (from Lebanon, by the dishes). The lula kabobs are particularly good, although they have all the major Middle East dishes. Consistently good, and the Middle East pizza place next store should also not be missed. They have a dozen types of Turkish/Armenian custom made pizzas -- no tomato sauce- plus a large number of sides.

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                    elisha RE: LolaH Jan 2, 2012 03:02 AM

                    the banana leaf is my fav. I always get the tuna sambal. but most other things are good too.

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                      Dogbite Williams RE: elisha Jan 2, 2012 08:39 PM

                      I second both Singapore Banana Leaf and the tuna sambal, which I always order spicy.

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