Restaurants that have character or have characters?
I'm looking for some good LA restaurants that have good character. Your favorite spots that have great food - the best burritio, the best taco, the best burger, the best whatever. And also have interesting people behind the scenes. I'm not looking for a scene, just cool food, cool atmosphere, cool people. Its for my food blog - http://food.ericisaac.com - take a quick look if you need some reference.
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1) Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles
2) The Griddle Cafe for breakfast
3) Soot Bul Jeep for smoke-soaked korean bbq
4) Oki Dog for late-night chili-cheese pastrami dogs - carry mace or brass knuckles
Langer's Deli http://www.langersdeli.com/
Clifton's Cafeteria (currently closed but is reopening) http://www.cliftonscafeteria.com/
Philippe's The Original http://www.philippes.com/
Bay Cities Italian Deli http://www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com/
The Apple Pan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Appl...
Musso and Franks http://mussoandfrank.com/
Dan tana's, Chez Jay & el Tepeyac are all classic! Phillippe's & Musso's too!
I guess I'd add:
The Brown Derby
The Polo Lounge
Grilled cheese & Komodo trucks