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chung006 Mar 1, 2011 06:15 PM

Hello all,
Coming in from Vancouver to see the Canucks BEAT the Kings this weekend. Arriving Friday and have till Sunday morning.
So far, the list of restaurants include-
1) Park's BBQ if we can call to get rez when we arrive.
2) Langer's deli for the sandwiches.
3) Nickel diner for the bacon donuts. ahh......
4) Umami Burger- trying to see if we can fit this in because we are staying close to Staple's Centre.
5) Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles- since I have heard about it back in the day.

Pretty much have WAY too many places for my 5 meals.
Any suggestions on what to keep or any others that i MUST include.

cheers!! chung

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

Umami Burger
850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. ipsedixit RE: chung006 Mar 1, 2011 06:37 PM

    I think you've done your research well and have everything covered. Roscoe's is not very good, but go for the experience nonetheless. Might want to add a Mexican place like Chichen Itza. But otherwise sounds like you're all set.

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    Chichen Itza
    3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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      reality check RE: chung006 Mar 1, 2011 06:55 PM

      Langers closes at 4pm on Sat and is closed Sun.

      1. wienermobile RE: chung006 Mar 1, 2011 10:31 PM

        Park's BBQ only takes reservations for parties of 6 or more. I would still go if I were you because you're in for a great meal. Make sure you order the short ribs.
        http://www.parksbbq.com/

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

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          yummychomp RE: chung006 Mar 2, 2011 07:40 AM

          the original pantry for a massive breakfast is only several; blocks from staples..avoid the lines by bypassing and going directly to the counter...good eats good value...legendary phillipes for sandwiches also....good luck..kings will win!

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            valleygirl617 RE: chung006 Mar 2, 2011 02:59 PM

            I think you are over-estimating the ability of the Canucks to beat the Kings. GO KINGS

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              chung006 RE: valleygirl617 Mar 2, 2011 03:21 PM

              hhmm..... last i checked the nucks were 1st overall in the league. BUT Kings did get penner, still.
              I am so confident, I will probably spend my entire trip checking out the restaurants above and skip the game. Why bother with the game when I know the outcome will be a canucks victory!!

              PS- to fill my time- give me a couple other MUST eats in that area!!

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                cls RE: chung006 Mar 2, 2011 03:58 PM

                Walking distance to Staples is Rivera, best sushi in the area is Sushi Gen or Toshi Sushi, there are now three great coffee bars on Spring Street not too far away. Best views are the Bonnaventure bar or steakhouse, Takami sushi and Elevate Lounge, WP24 Bar and Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton or the Standard pool bar. Also good places to have a celebratory cocktail when the Kings win.

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                WP24
                900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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                  valleygirl617 RE: chung006 Mar 3, 2011 11:30 AM

                  Well, I recently had Sushi at Tenno in Little Tokyo and it was quite good

              2. wienermobile RE: chung006 Mar 2, 2011 04:07 PM

                Best chicken pot pie (Brazilian Chicken Pot Pie – hearts of palm, olives & roasted corn) close by at Wood Spoon.
                http://woodspoonla.com/

                and Wurstkuche for some one of a kind sausages. Like their Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeño Peppers.
                http://www.wurstkucherestaurant.com/

                and of course Langer's for the best pastrami on earth.
                http://www.langersdeli.com/

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                Langer's Delicatessen
                704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

                Wurstkuche
                800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

                Wood Spoon
                107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

                1. calabasaschow RE: chung006 Mar 2, 2011 08:30 PM

                  Best Korean style shabu shabu ever, Seoul Gardens is maybe a 15 min. walk from Staples (ok for a group of guys, maybe not if a bunch of girls) or a blink of an eye by car.
                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/seoul-garden-...

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                    chung006 RE: chung006 Mar 12, 2011 09:04 AM

                    THANKS ALL FOR SUGGESTIONS! it was an amazing weekend BUT way tooooo short. Was only to get to-
                    UMAMI BURGER- Best Burger I have had under $15!!!!
                    NICKEL DINER- Who wud have thunk it- Donut and Bacon = DELICIOUS!!
                    ORIGINAL PANTRY- GREAT place for the pre-game brunch before the NUCKS WON!!!!
                    PARKS BBQ- Fantastic food- SO MUCH FOOD..... Had to be rolled out of the joint.

                    Thanks again and GO NUCKS GO!!!

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