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Jul 5, 2013 04:58 PM

Lunch meeting suggestions

Hi everyone I have a work meeting on Tuesday and we're trying to figure out what food to serve for 10-20 people at Koreatown. Our budget is 100 dollars. I was wondering what are your recommendations. We don't want pizza or subway sandwiches.

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  1. Check out Mondo Tacos as one possibility.

      1. re: wienermobile

        The only problem with Langers is that it will send your colleagues into a food coma. Are you planning to work after?

        1. re: Kalivs

          10-20 people and a TOTAL of $100? They'll have to share about 5-6 Langer's pastrami sandwiches for that. No danger of a food coma there.

          Dino's -- however many chicken combos you need.

          1. re: nosh

            But wouldn't it be worth it to go a little over budget for Langer's? You would be the office hero.

            1. re: wienermobile

              Being worth it to go over budget, and being *able* to go over budget are two different things.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I do agree if it means prison or pastrami.

            2. re: nosh

              second nosh's recommendation of Dinos.
              know though, that the food will be messy AND delicious

            3. re: Kalivs

              Well, not necessarily, if the budget is $100 total for 20 people.

              $5/person at Langer's isn't going to get you very far. An order of large fries and maybe some dinner rolls. Maybe.

          2. Thanks for the suggestions everybody I'll definitely check them out!

            1. Yeesh. Your boss is CHEAP! You can barely eat at Macdonald's for $5 a person.

              Bunch'o gyros, salad etc from Papa Cristo's?? They'll sell the gyro meat by the pound. Maybe some sort of mass taco order from King Taco or El Taurino, or even Flor de Yucatan (Pibil!!) isn't that far. You can't really get Korean food for that budget aside from maybe one of the chaepo places at the Koreatown Plaza foodcourt.

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              1. re: john gonzales

                Well that was beyond our control. I'm not sure how many people would show up to a meeting. I was thinking of Zankou Chicken would do.

                1. re: itsmejulie

                  The least expensive way to do Zankou is to buy the whole chickens and ask them to split them and bag the halves separately. They will do this (at least at the W.L.A. location on Sepulveda just south of Santa Monica Blvd.) This will give you a half-chicken, pitas, and garlic paste for just under $6 per person. Rice, hummus, etc. can be bought in quantity but will add to your cost.

                2. re: john gonzales

                  I'm another fan of Papa Cristo's A Gyro Or falafel tray would be great

                3. There is a great chicken place at 8th and Western. Not sure if its recent remodel is done, but great food and deal.

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                  1. re: Thor123

                    Pollo a la Brasa is the name. Better than Zankou in my opinion.

                    1. re: selfportrait93

                      Thats it. For sure better than Zankou. Not sure they are re-opened yet.

                      1. re: BSW6490

                        I disagree. The couple times I tried it, it was indeed smoky. But a bit dry, and more expensive than Zankou. I prefer Zankou's garlicky skin and that addictive garlic paste to smear on the pita.

                        Actually, just checked Pollo a la Brasa on menupages: they are less expensive than zankou for a quarter or half, chicken only or with sides. A whole chicken alone is slightly more expensive than two halves -- what's with that?