Carmageddon Teen Chow along Metro Red Line
I'm taking 6 teens to Halloween Haunt at Universal on, I just realized, Carmageddon II. Traffic and parking are expected to be ghoulish (ha!).
I was hoping for ideas on a place to park and have a 60-90 minute dinner along the Metro Red Line, between downtown and Universal. Langers won't be open. The guys palates are developed about 1/2 way between pizza and foie gras. Those areas are not local for us, so we've only destination dined in the proximity.
Here are the stops.
7th St/Metro Center
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
This 2000 article from the LA Times on eating along the Red Line started my love affair with Korean food.
A friend and I got off at Vermont/Wilshire and walked to Soot Bull Jeep, and I've never looked back.
Many of the recommended restaurants are still around.
Hollywood/Vine is easy: Wood+Vine is right off the stop. Fancy American comfort food. Hard not to like. Make reservations on the weekends.
Wilshire/Vermont: BBQ Chicken (Korean fried chicken, not bbq'd) and Bobawoo are both very walkable.
Hollywood/Highland has BoHo/25 Degrees, etc. etc.
Vermont/Sunset: Mother Dough/Umami/Yai Thai
But seriously: use Yelp's "Redo search when map moved" and plug your train stops into a Yelp map. There are way too many options, no one knows your price range, preference of cuisine, how far everyone's willing to talk, etc.
I'm a bit of a luddite, so I didn't know about the map. I'll give it a go.
From your list, Umami near the Vermont/Sunset station(.2 miles is what the map says) might be a good choice. My son's wanted to try Umami. And I like the original one quite a bit.
Budget is probably sub-20 per person entree. Probably not Far, South or Near East cuisine.