Places to go, with regular Los Angeles visitors
I have two friends coming to visit in two weeks. They've come to LA many times before (from Chicago) and I'm trying to think of where to take them. Here is what I'm trying to work through:
They will be attending the E3, held at the Convention Center. I work in DTLA and take public transport, and can meet up with them after 5:00. They will be divided in their own cars, and are not against hopping on a DASH bus. There might be parties they are invited to--so I'm trying to think of places we can stop and have a drink or a bite, before trooping to the venue. For this point, I'd like to not have to move the car.
For days when they are not tethered to the Convention Center area--we are based in Glendale, and have mutual friends in Highland Park and Los Feliz. I would love to try and think of low and moderately priced restaurants to take them. One of our visitors particularly likes micro beers--I think I've already taken them to The York, and was hoping for gentle pointers in another direction.
And finally, a note about atmosphere--we're all in our late 30s and early 40s. I'd like to go someplace with good food, good drink, and a little bit of atmosphere.
Any and all suggestions welcome!
There are two places not far from Downtown that I love, Park's BBQ in Koreatown for some of the best Korean flavored meat in LA cooked at your table. Wonderful food and open late.
and 5 minutes from downtown Langer's Deil for the best Pastrami on earth. Open for lunch only till 4pm and closed on Sunday.
955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006
704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
I know Langer's would never do a food truck or have an outpost say in the Westside, but can you imagine the lines (and the cha-ching) that would come of this? This isn't pastrami by any normal description - this is a prerequisite for passage into Chow heaven. Absolutely the Usain Bolt of pastrami.
I just had a great meal at Wood Spoon (downtown), that I put on my mental list for when some regular LA visitors come to town next.
They were just here in Feb and we hit Wurstkuche (although, I'd suggest going on a weeknight - it was a bit cramped on the weekend) - but they really enjoyed it (great beer selection too)
800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015