Downtown Lunch recs (week-long jury duty at Metro court) - help!
- The Oracle Mar 19, 2013 09:27 AM
Need some lunch recs for Metro court (Washington/Hill).
Thanks to ipsedixit for the SaladFarms rec yesterday.
I have a car, and don't mind driving... but, don't have any cash on me, and am concerned I'm going to get stuck in a pinch with parking and needing to pay to park.
I could hop on the blue line at Grand...
Ideally, I'd like something healthy - added bonus for organic anything :) but anything a step above the options around the courthouse (Subway/McDonalds) will be a 'win'.
The location would also need to take credit cards.
Thanks in advance for making jury duty a little more bearable!
It's a straight shot of 5 minutes by car east on Washington to Tacos El Gavilan and the "repurposing" of a McDonald's location, continuing the "latinofication" of Los Angeles, at Central and Washington, (and I believe they accept credit cards). Don't forget it try their mulitas if you go.
Although I note that Dommy http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/358249 didn't like their food (although a couple of other hounds had things there that they thought were good).
re: The Oracle
Forgot two. Directly across the street from Mike's is Mo Mo (it says "Best Korean BBQ" on the building and I thought for the longest time that was the name). I've never been but it's such a divey looking building it's intriging.
Yelp photo of their kimchee fried rice (which would be a good addition to our DOM this month) http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/momo-k...
One more I've driven by after picking up the material for my wife, but have never tried: http://www.joeksdeli.com/joeks/index.... and their complete menu can be found here: http://www.joeksdeli.com/JoeKsMenu201...
Pay to park? I'm pretty sure parking at the courthouse is free with your jury ID badge.
Dino's is less than ten minutes west and north -- go west to Vermont, north to Pico, and Dino's is two blocks west on the N/W corner of Pico at Berendo. A burger stand, Dino's does good burgers, huge pastrami sandwiches, but almost everyone will be ordering the chicken special -- a marinated, flame-grilled half bird served over a huge mound of thin fries with a cup of cole slaw and tortillas -- all of $5.50. I order mine with extra "sauce," the vinegary/garlicky/spicy marinade that will sog the fries a bit but well worth it.
I think there might be a King Taco on Washington east of the courthouse -- good mini-chain with excellent hot sauce.
If you don't want to Drive from the court house the DASH D line runs a bus by the courthouse every 6 minutes and goes as far north as Union Station. you could get to Wood Spoon or Grand Central Market using it and it is only 50¢. If you have a Metro TAP Card with Cash value Just use that at the fare box.
Also inside the USC Campus there is Lemonade and that might be a good option for you.