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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 SaMo...is pushing it."

    What? Catalina an inconvenient commute? ;-D>

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    1. re: Servorg

      Actually, for me Catalina might be more convenient than SaMo...lol

        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.

                      1. Ah pigskin....try pre ordering the half roast pig from hop li (woo?) (sw corner olympic and Sepulveda) comes w scallions buns hoison and lots of crispy skin. Crowd pleaser

                        1. Out favorite right now is Top Round... A huge crowd pleaser!


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                          1. re: Dommy

                            Interesting, Top Round sounds tempting. Do you think it will keep for a good 3 hours though?

                            1. re: A5 KOBE

                              Yeah, they wrap them up nice and don't come too hot that they because a steamy mess in the wrapper. We usually eat in courses through the games.

                              First half: Snacks
                              Half Time: Main
                              Last 15 min: Dessert

                              Beer, cocktails and smoke breaks are throughout...


                              1. re: Dommy

                                You guys need to step it up. There's the 10 am games, the one pm games And then the 530 game!

                                1. re: jessejames

                                  What? Mexico only plays one game every few weeks... ;)

                                  1. re: Dommy

                                    Thanks to Uncle Sam you can have a Brazilian fiesta in 2014!

                                    1. re: jessejames

                                      HA! I'm a lifelong Dodger fan as well, so I know now to count my pollitos until they kick New Zealand OUT.


                            2. re: Dommy

                              Zankou Chicken. I order the whole chicken with as many pita and garlic as they'll give me. Halves bagged separately.

                              Papa Cristo's. spanikopita. gyros.

                              1. re: nosh

                                Do you think the lettuce will survive? Or jump leave it off?

                                I do like their gyro pizza thingy they have their though.

                            3. How about Zam Zam Market? Now that they have relatively normal hours, you might be able to pop in and grab something that will heat up quite well.

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                                1. re: Dommy

                                  What's good at Zam Zam ???

                                  Sorry to diverge the thread from game watching eats.

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    Zam Zam post... be nice to the lady and she'll give you plenty of spicy peppers in your biryani.



                                    1. re: Dommy

                                      Damn, Briyani and Bud Light Platinum sounds so good right now.

                                      1. re: A5 KOBE

                                        I know right. Afghani food and beer is just the perfect mix... to us heathens anyway...


                                        1. re: Dommy

                                          Two weeks in a row baby!! Who knew briyani, beer, and football could be such a great combo.

                                          1. re: A5 KOBE

                                            bryina from where ?

                                            sorry missed it earlier.


                                            1. re: kevin

                                              Another one of those "teachable" moments, kev. Click on the name in the upper right corner of your post, and then keep on clicking in the upper right corner of each post that opens up, and with 4 clicks on those names you'll get your answer for now and on into the future when searching back in a thread.

                                              1. re: Servorg

                                                Zam Zam ???

                                                I hope that is correct.

                                            2. re: A5 KOBE

                                              I knew that suggestion was genius... Glad you confirmed it...


                                              1. re: A5 KOBE

                                                Now you're just making me jealous. I need to get back there asap. Are the hours still what they say they are? Still open until 9?!