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Oct 10, 2012 10:50 AM

Takeout - Midwilshire/Koreatown/Downtown

I'm meeting someone at the Music Center tonight and we don't have time to have a sit-down dinner so I am planning on picking some food along the way and having a quick bite outside the theater. Any suggestions for good takeout that we can eat outside at the Music Center?

I will be driving from the westside, probably along Olympic. I would like to find a place that is pretty easy to get in and out of (or where a server will bring the food to the car).

I was considering Mozza2Go for a salad and a pizza, but I wanted something warm and was afraid that a pizza would be cold and soggy by the time I get there. Plus, some of the Yelp comments have indicated service at Mozza2Go can be less than reliable and I need to make sure the food is ready for pick-up at the time indicated.

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  1. Ok, is it just too obvious for everyone on Chowhound to actually post it?

    Even though I am not a fan ... how about Langer's (assuming you get there by 4)?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Anything on the menu at Langer's can be ordered to go and picked up with Curb Service at their front door.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Sorry, I should have mentioned that Langer's is not an option because it closes at 4 pm. The opera is at 7:30 pm, so I am looking to pick something up en route to arriving at the Music Center around 6:30 pm (i.e., I would aim to pick-up at Mozza at 5:30 or downtown at approximately 6 pm).

        1. re: ipsedixit

          As good as that is, will they then spend more time in the rest rooms than the theater? Hard to follow a show after a meal like that.

        2. The small to-go cafe/stand in the Music Center plaza is really quite decent and obviously very convenient. I've enjoyed their salads and paninis before shows (pre-made but good for what they are). I seem to recall that they also have chili and soup. Obviously, you can find more interesting food en route, but this is a reliable alternative if you don't want to worry about timing/parking/traffic, etc.

          1. Mendocino Farms on Flower is now open till 7:15pm
            444 S. Flower St.
            Los Angeles, CA 90071

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            1. re: wienermobile

              Thank you. Mendocino Farms was perfect. I managed to get in and out in about 15 minutes. Parking was validated in the building. We had a pork belly banh mi sandwich and a drunken goat on highway 128 sandwich (goat cheese and brie on cranberry walnut bread), plus two side salads and two large drinks. The total was about $30 with tax. The bank mi was fantastic. The other sandwich was good, but a little sweet for my tastes. I would have done soup, but I did not like the options.