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Hi there. I'm going to see the B man tomorrow night. That would be Anthony Bourdain. My friend was talking some insanity about getting dinner at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, where we will be seeing him - but I want something befitting an evening with Mr. Bourdain.

I do realize that Artesia is right down the street but I'm not so into Indian food. I'm of a mild constitution while she is one level above hell in the spicy department. Any suggestions? I'm thinking either early (6 ish) or afterwards (10ish). Any ideas for anything close? That area is kind of a culinary wasteland...except for Artesia, where I don't particularly want to go.

HELP me you hounds! I know you have good ideas. I stalk you on the boards A LOT. :)

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  1. Just a few moles south of Cerritos is Beach Blvd. There is a fantastic Thai place, Thai Nakorn, in Stanton on Beach and my favorite Korean BBQ joint, Lighthouse, (not all you can eat) at the North end near Fullerton. Thai Nakorn will make anything mild, so you don't have to worry about it being too spicy, and there are the traditional peppers on the table so she can bring the heat to her plate.

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    Thai Nakorn
    11951 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

    Lighthouse Korean BBQ
    1307 S Beach Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631

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    1. re: ocshooter

      Try the Del Rey in pico Rivera. Great steakhouse I'll be seeing Bourdain too!

      1. re: Chef Deb

        Dal Rae place link

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        Dal Rae
        9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

    2. Arte Cafe is right there. Great American food with Asian touches in an elegant setting.

      Arte Cafe
      12741 Towne Center Dr, Cerritos, Ca 90703

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      Arte Cafe
      12741 Towne Center Dr Ste B, Cerritos, CA 90703

      1. Probably too late, as they close at 9p (according to Yelp), but Magic Wok reminded me of AB's visit to the Philipines on No Reservations. Pork, pork & more pork.

        1. We really enjoy Park Avenue, in Stanton. It's about 15 minutes from CPAC, using surface streets. The food's described as "creative renditions of classic American cuisine." One of the entrees is an entire chicken, deboned, filled with a stuffing, and reconstructed. It's moist & flavorful. We've had lamb, fish, salads, and an unusual appetizer -- flash-fried kale. It doesn't sound like much, but it is tasty. Price range (per OpenTable, $30 & under).

          Park Avenue
          11200 Beach Blvd
          Stanton, CA 90680-3221
          714.901.4400

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          Park Avenue Restaurant
          11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA 90680