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Son of a Gun, Hungry Cat, Mozza and then what?

Thanks in advance to any response. I am a big fan of LA, and am excited to be getting ready for a trip in August. My wife and I have a limited budget, but we will be in the Hollywood area for 4 days in August. This is my initial list of spots to try:
Son of a Gun
Mozza
Of course Papaya King (from the east, but now live in AZ)
Hungry Cat (am I overplaying this card after Son of a Gun even if I love seafood?)
Salt's Cure (probably just for a BLT, but if you have a recommendation I would love it)
Unami Burger or Golden State??? or another?
Chego

Some ideas that are up in the air:
Fathers Office
Street
Animal

Thanks for the help. I think by this list you can tell what I like and point me to something I am missing.
Price is not the biggest concern. It things get too high we just share some dishes and on to the next place. We are old school punks that like good food.

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The Hungry Cat
1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Golden State
426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Chego
3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Salt's Cure
7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Son of a Gun
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Papaya King
1645 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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  1. While I like Son of a Gun, if it came down to a choice between the two, I would pick Hungry Cat as better for seafood. I would definitely add Animal (the original place openned by the folk behind Son of a Gun). You might also want to look at the new Lukshon or, even better, Spice Table, as well as Playa and you might consider A Frame over Chego (both Roy Choi menus but I find A Frame more interesting and varied).

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    The Hungry Cat
    1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Animal
    435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Chego
    3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Lukshon
    3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

    Playa
    7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Son of a Gun
    8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    The Spice Table
    114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    3 Replies
    1. re: New Trial

      +1 for A-Frame, great food although not sure what kind of budget you are on Chego is very budget friendly.

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      Chego
      3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

      A-Frame
      12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

      1. re: Johnny L

        A-Frame is probably more 'worth the trip" as Chego is a bit out of the way, unless you're planning on spending time in Culver City, it is not worth the trip and traffic you will endure getting there for 5-9 pm time slot.

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        Chego
        3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        A-Frame
        12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

      2. re: New Trial

        THANKS! Exactly what I was looking for.

      3. Waterloo and City

        A-Frame

        Animal

        Simple Things

        Son Of A Gun

        The Golden State Cafe

        Pizzeria Mozza

        Dino's Burgers (for the chicken plate)

        Ammo

        Rustic Canyon

        Spice Table

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        The Golden State
        426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

        Pizzeria Mozza
        641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        Dino's Burgers
        2217 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92703

        Waterloo and City
        12517 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

        The Spice Table
        114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

        A-Frame
        12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        1. Agree with recs for:
          Animal
          Playa
          Mozza, or specifically, Mozza2go, which you can get to go and enjoy a picnic somewhere, life Griffith park or something. Use menu online and call at 11 am when phones open, pick up at noon. That way you avoid the crowds.

          Not sure I'd bother w Golden State. Right across from Animal, not as good, unless you want a beer float. I also prefer the burgers at Umami, the 5th St, location in Santa Monica is decent w decent service, parking.

          Hungry Cat is good, pricey. You might want to look into the location at the beach, since the H'wood location is smaller and less interesting inside. Great cocktails there too. Gets crowded, so get there early. H'wood is open for lunch, beach is dinner only.

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          The Hungry Cat
          100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

          1. You are missing Park's BBQ for some of the best meats in LA. Great Korean flavor. Make sure you try the Seasoned Boneless Beef Short Rib • 주물럭. Great service. Open late. An LA must.
            http://www.parksbbq.com/

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

            2 Replies
            1. re: wienermobile

              I actually prefer the unseasoned kalbe for the unadulterated grilled rich short rib taste. But usually I get a plate of seasoned and unseasoned because both are so delicious.

              1. re: wienermobile

                We also love the seasoned pork belly along with those short ribs, delicious!!

              2. Salt's Cure very good for more than BLT - you'll love it. Sotto over Mozza for pizza. Skip Street altogether - been twice - not once good - maybe others have had a different experience there. Lukshon is great and already mentioned. You could pop in Father's Office after for a beer they're next door to each other. The burger there is great as well. For your old school punk side, while you're in that part of town, check out who's playing at Cinema Bar after dinner!

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                Father's Office
                3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

                Lukshon
                3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

                Salt's Cure
                7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046