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Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Month September - Voting

Dave MP Aug 29, 2012 03:47 PM

We're going ahead with the neighborhood of the month idea....here are the neighborhoods that we've narrowed down in the voting thread. I have included only the neighborhoods that were mentioned/favored by more than one person.

Please vote for only 1 neighborhood, using ALL CAPS. The choices are as follows:

WESTWOOD BLVD BETWEEN PICO AND UCLA (approx 2 miles)

KOREATOWN (approximately 1.5 x 1 mile, using the borders of Western Ave, Pico Blvd, Vermont Ave, 3rd St)

EAST LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS: the area enveloped by the Golden State Freeway to the west, the San Bernadino Freeway to the north, the Pomona freeway to the south, and the Long Beach freeway to the east (about 2 miles by 3 miles)

SAWTELLE CORRIDOR between Santa Monica Blvd and Pico Blvd (approx 1 mile)

Voting will go until August 31 at 10 AM PST. Here's a link to the nomination thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/865015

Thanks!
Dave MP

  1. aching Aug 29, 2012 03:56 PM

    WESTWOOD BLVD BETWEEN PICO AND UCLA

    In my mind, the Sawtelle corridor ends just south of Olympic, so in order to be inclusive of those last few restaurants, I would use Pico.

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    1. re: aching
      Dave MP Aug 29, 2012 04:10 PM

      Thanks. I've adjusted this in the original post

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      vegetablelasagna Aug 29, 2012 04:23 PM

      EAST LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS

      That said, for the sake of keeping things simple, can we say The 5 to the west, The 10 to the north, The 60 to the south, and The 710 to the east? (Street boundaries would be even better, but since I don't know the area -- why I'm voting for it btw -- I'll allow that it might be more helpful to establish a perimeter using freeways instead of streets. I don't know why that would be the case, but will accept it and have no problem if it is.)

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      1. re: vegetablelasagna
        Dave MP Aug 29, 2012 04:50 PM

        The freeways that you listed are the numerical names for the ones I put in the voting thread. I can adjust the post if you think that'd be clearer....but it's the same thing.

        Also, I think it's great that you're voting for a neighborhood that you don't know as well. While the Sawtelle Strip has some great restaurants (including new ones), it's hardly unexplored territory for Chowhound. I was hoping the focus would be more on areas that people don't often read about. But ultimately it's up to LA hounds to decide!

        Thanks!

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        Dirtywextraolives Aug 29, 2012 06:18 PM

        SAWTELLE CORRIDOR

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          bad nono Aug 29, 2012 06:24 PM

          I'm voting for East LA/Boyle Heights as it is the neighborhood I know the least

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          1. re: bad nono
            Dave MP Aug 29, 2012 07:49 PM

            Please remember to cast your votes in all caps, otherwise they won't be counted

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              bad nono Aug 29, 2012 10:40 PM

              dammit I forgot, thanks EAST LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS

          2. PeterCC Aug 29, 2012 10:59 PM

            SAWTELLE CORRIDOR

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              New Trial Aug 30, 2012 12:46 AM

              SAWTELLE CORRIDOR

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                CousinKober Aug 30, 2012 12:57 AM

                SAWTELLE CORRIDOR

                1. perk Aug 30, 2012 04:26 AM

                  WESTWOOD BLVD. BETWEEN PICO AND UCLA

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                    bulavinaka Aug 30, 2012 07:23 AM

                    EAST LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS

                    I think all the above listed neighborhoods are worthy of focus, but postings on East LA/Boyle Heights tend to be much fewer and random. I drop into this neighborhood a few times a year - oftentimes on a whim - and my biggest problem is the choices can be overwhelming. Having a "smart" phone makes research on the run easier, but still - going into this area knowing which places are the candidates would be much more efficient.

                    Koreatown would be a close second, but I am sure this neighborhood will come up as the pick for LA neighborhood of the month soon. The area and Korean cuisine in general has been getting a lot of press lately.

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                    1. re: bulavinaka
                      E Eto Aug 30, 2012 09:19 PM

                      Word. EAST LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS

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                      ZoeZ Aug 30, 2012 09:08 AM

                      WESTWOOD BLVD BETWEEN PICO AND UCLA

                      1. Dave MP Aug 31, 2012 01:43 PM

                        I'm making an executive decision to break the tie between East LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS and SAWTELLE CORRIDOR. I'm choosing the former, so this month's neighborhood of the month is EAST LA/BOYLE HEIGHTS!

                        Here's the reporting thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/866108

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                          ilikefood Aug 31, 2012 02:27 PM

                          And now for the reasons why...............

                          OK, I'll start. Hollenbeck Park. You're right, no eateries but it makes the food you bring from the local places more enjoyable & memorable. Such as La Parilla, King Taco, El Tepayac, Al & Bea's.

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