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Lunch - NBC Studios, Burbank, Tonight Show

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Parents are in town for the holidays, heading to the Tonight Show taping tomorrow afternoon. Can't find anything much more recent than 2008 via search.

Open to pretty much anything except sushi. Doesn't necessarily need to be a phenomenal restaurant but I'd like to not feel like I wasted a meal (or money) on something generic.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Portos! Potato ball, chicken croquette, danish with the cheese and spinach...then some dessert.

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    1. re: nosh

      Porto's is the place for sure. They have a variety of salads, sandwiches and deserts to die for. I suggest the cubano sandwich but everything is really great.

      1. re: SIMIHOUND

        Ended up at Portos. Decent cuban and medianoche, H&C croissant went over well with parents. Potato ball and meat pie were awesome.

        It was an absolute zoo in the parking lot and restaurant.

        1. re: Beachowolfe

          Glad you enjoyed and reported back. Potato ball, chicken croquette, meat pie and spinach-cheese danish are the standouts here, along with the desserts. You need to go all-in -- skip the sandwich or salad, go for the fried or baked treats, then indulge in filled croissants, cheese danish with fruit, or even more decadent mousse cakes, etc.

          Portos, love you, but you need more cash registers.

          1. re: nosh

            next time!

          2. re: Beachowolfe

            Oh yes, parking is nuts especially near the holidays. I like to get there early and grab some Cuban coffee and really fresh desserts. (Oh yikes, I failed to mention the cheese rolls. UGH!! )

      2. sweetsalt or olive & thyme, depending if you want alcohol or not.

        novo cafe also a good option.

        if you're looking for something specific just ask.

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        1. re: ns1

          not looking for anything specific... will check these out

          EDIT: sweetsalt looks good

          1. re: Beachowolfe

            It's by a top chef alumni. I'm partial to the shrimp po boy.