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Going to Staples Center tonight. Cannot bear another over-priced, underperforming meal at Katsu-ya. I am intrigued about the pre-show "Skyline Menu" offered at WP24. Two courses for $60 with the promise to be out the door in 90 minutes. Not cheap, but the menu options all sound delicious.

http://lalive.s3.amazonaws.com/doc/Sk...

Has anyone indulged in this? Is it worth it? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Never had the pre-game Skyline menu at WP24, but I will admit that my last meal at WP24 was quite pleasant (although I did not pay).

    And, really, if the bar is Katsu-ya, I feel safe in saying that WP24 would be able to leap over it with two broken legs and a hernia.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      hi ipse,

      if a hardcore chinese food hound like you found WP24 pleasant this is good news. :> so is the food palatable / good / semi-authentic? or how does it compare with your fav stuff from the SGV?

      1. re: chowseeker1999

        No one, you included, should go to WP24 for Chinese food, much less with the expectation that the food there is comparable to what you will find in SGV -- in either a good or bad.

        One should simply go to WP24 with the expectation that you will be having a different kind of cuisine -- I am tempted to say something akin to fusion, but that would just be too lazy and a convenient, cop-out way of describing what is really, in all respects, quite interesting cooking.

        Oh, and make sure someone else is paying.

    2. Is this considered a deal on price or a swifter service of two courses?

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      1. re: Ipso Facto

        Ipso: My question exactly. Further investigation shows that the regular 3 course prix fixe menu is $80. Hmmm...not sure if it's that much of a "deal."

        I went to see Nine Inch Nails at Staples last night, and wound up eating at Ludo Bird. Similar experience that I've had with Ludo Truck: perfectly decent fried chicken. Nothing to write home about, but leaps and bounds above standard sporting arena fare. Prices were predictably high, but the portions were generous. I appreciated the béarnaise sauce option and the honey lavender biscuit was delish. The very literal ice cream sandwich was a bit wacky and unwieldy, but tasty nonetheless. Given a choice inside the arena between Ludo, McD’s, or CPK, I’d probably go for the pricey chicken again.

        1. re: djquinnc

          If you are heading to Staples from the westside, get off the 10 at Normandie, head north, and at Pico you have the option of Papa Cristo's or make a right (east) and at Berendo (two blocks before Vermont) you have Dino's. Renowned grilled chicken combo, very fast, very inexpensive.