Dinner Tonight Halfway between Hollywood and Fullerton
My friend is in town and is staying in Fullerton, but I work in Hollywood. We have agreed to meet in the middle, but I am not exactly sure what would be a good halfway point. As of right now I am leaning towards La Casita Mexicana in Bell, but I think that is closer to me. I am open to all kinds of cuisine and I would like to keep it to less than $50 per person but that can be adjusted. Thanks in advance for your help.
Thank you to everybody who chimed in, but there was a last minute change and we ended up going to Cliffs Edge in Silverlake (I know, pretty much completely opposite of the original plan). We had a nice dinner and the two stand outs were the chickpea fritters appetizer and the skate wing. I don't eat a lot of skate, but everybody agreed that this was by far the best dish of the night. Thanks again for your help.
How about Rocio's Moles de los Dioses? For $50/pp, you will probably eat through the entire menu. La Casita is "fine", but it's nowhere close to the execution at Rocio's. Link on Grubstreet : http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/2011... NB: there is no wine, and I haven't seen anyone BYO.
Golden Triangle is a mockery of Burmese food, at best.
But you're right, Huntington Park/Bell favors your location. Bludso's BBQ/Honey's Kettle would be more equidistant.
I would go with La Casita in that area. It's only slightly closer to Hollywood than Fullerton.
Dal Rae would be my other suggestion, but that might put you over $50 pp. (At Dal Rae I usually just get the prime rib French dip sandwich and a martini, which keeps things under $50.)