What/where can I eat that is unique to the LA area?
I'm going to be in the LA area in August. However, I won't be spending any time in the actual city of Los Angeles. I'll be in the Santa Monica/Manhattan Beach area, Hollywood, and Burbank/Pasadena/La Canada Flintridge area. Does anyone have recommendations in those areas for food that is unique to the area? Something that is done the best in LA? I'm not familiar with what's good or popular in the LA area, other than that they have an incredible variety of food. I pretty much eat anything, and I'm willing to try new things. Thanks so much in advance!
Try a Sushi Hamburger from 26 Beach Restaurant in Venice, just south of Santa Monica and north of Manhattan. They won a Best Burger competition in 2010 with it. I think that is a very unique thing. www.26beach.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK401k...
3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292
Thank you for the links. I'll definitely have to have tacos and sushi while I'm out there. Musha looks good and looks like a unique style of Japanese. Cha Cha Chicken looks good for lunch if I'm near the pier. I'm from 90 miles north of NYC, so while I do have good restaurants in my area, I don't have much variety as I don't make it down to NYC all that often - which is why Cha Cha Chicken looks appealing, no Caribbean restaurants around here.
Well, when in the Burbank/Pasadena portion of your trip, read this post regarding food in the San Gabriel Valley, aka which Pasadena is a part of, and pick and choose your options.
And when in that area, other options might include Bulgarini for Ice Cream/Sorbet in Altadena(aka north Pasadena) or Fosselman's in Alhambra for similar.
For something unique, try Zankou Chicken. Glendale would be my first choice, but they are also in Pasadena and Burbank. It is a counter service Lebanese place. Love the chicken and garlic sauce.
Cafe Santorini in Pasadena isn't unique per se, just a nice setting.
70 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103