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Oct 15, 2013 04:35 PM

Foods to bring home and watch the game

Any ideas on foods to bring home and munch on during the game? Only real parameter I have is travel time should not compromise the quality of the food. I have done Kyochon, Roma, Bludsos, and Portos to death and looking for some ideas. Any part of LA is game, But anything west of SaMo or North of North Hollywood is pushing it.

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  1. "But anything west of pushing it."

    What? Catalina an inconvenient commute? ;-D>

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    1. re: Servorg

      Actually, for me Catalina might be more convenient than

        1. re: Servorg

          Dang, I was gonna suggest this great tonkatsu place in Tokyo, but then I saw you didn't wanna venture west of SaMo.

        2. Maybe hit up Bay Cities, grab a few subs and a few dozen of their spicey (almost) though not quite buffalo wings and call it a fucking day.

          Otherwise, Roma sounds great. And I do really like Rosario.

          He's a dope guy.


          Phillip's BBQ (instead of Bludso's).

          Pollo a la Brasa on Western for a few whole roast chicken and some anticuchos. And their fries ain't half bad.


          For some reason, only fast-food-y type joints like these come to mind. Maybe it's because it's what I really like to consume while watching games.

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            1. re: kevin

              I like the Pollo a la Brasa idea. Fries no bueno after a drive but their rice is pretty addictive.

              And there is a BWW right down the street from my house. I have to go their sometimes when I want to watch a game on the PAC12 network. Stupid FIOS still does not have that channel.

              1. re: A5 KOBE

                Could not agree more with Pollo. Do it regularly.

                1. re: Thor123

                  Better, much better -- Dino's1

                  1. re: nosh

                    I have to disagree.

                    Fries ~ pollo a la brasa > dinos
                    Chicken ~ pollo a la brasa > dinos
                    Aji vs Maniaco ~ pollo a la brasa > dinos

                    1. re: A5 KOBE

                      Dino's Chicken and Pollo a La Brasa's chicken are two very different animals.

                      It's like comparing pizza with cheeseburgers.

                  2. re: Thor123

                    Just got some today. It was a win. Car smells like smokey chicken though, haha.

                    Also grabbed some sandwiches at Ink.Sack....good but not something I would do again.

                2. re: kevin

                  We ordered Bay Cities for our daughter's 1st birthday this month, and the huge take-out subs were a hit. They make them just 30 minutes before the pick up time you request, so they're fresh, though I'd recommend getting all the wet additions (vinegar, peppers, etc) packed on the side so that the bread doesn't get soggy. And the price seems very fair, considering they feed at least 7 people, I'd say. I'm planning on going back for any small party food needs from now on.

                3. by game, you mean mexico v. costa rica, right?

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                  1. re: linus

                    i thought he meant the dodgers game. my bad.

                    1. re: kevin

                      The "Game" could mean anything there are so many sports events going on. Is it for tonight or the weekend.

                      1. re: granadafan

                        no game in particular, i watch a bunch of games and have plenty times where i can simply pick something up

                        usually Sunday Night Football and sometimes Laker games when the season starts

                  2. under other circumstances i might have suggested an order of dongbei style cumin chicken bones from shen yang and a six pack of beer but i heard rumors of a change in the kitchen and the cumin chicken bones i've had there since were not satisfying.

                    1. You can get a ton of oversized california rolls for a great price at Yama Seafood in San Gabriel...gotta call ahead to order. Yama also does sushi and sashimi at a very reasonable price; I think i had an 8 piece salmon, 8 piece yellowtail, and 8 piece something else (all nigiri) a few months ago and it was about $36. The slices were considerably larger than his pre-packaged sushi which are also pretty good.