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Blumie Dec 9, 2013 03:54 PM

About to board a flight that arrives LAX at 11:45pm tonight. Staying in MDR and have a car, though it clearly will be after midnight by the time I get the car. Where should I have dinner? Looking for burgers or Mexican or a dive bar or something along those lines. Anywhere between LAX and Santa Monica is fine, further for something truly special.

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    foodiemahoodie Dec 10, 2013 01:08 AM

    Good list wienermobile.

    Also...

    Wokcano in Santa Monica.

    And there's a place in Westwood - Habibi Cafe - an Arab hookah bar with place ('round the corner from the Village Theater, across the street from the Bruin Theater that has a lot of hookah's (and a few hookers from time to time ) that serve all night. It's weird enough to be considered a dive. Open 'til 4:00 am during the week, later on the weekendhttp://www.habibicafe.com/cuisine.htmls. Fajita's, falafel and kabobs. And this platter (which is what I get).

     
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      bringiton Dec 10, 2013 03:35 AM

      Hookah's and Hookers. Now THAT would be a restaurant!

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        kevin Dec 10, 2013 06:26 AM

        Exactly.

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        kevin Dec 10, 2013 06:27 AM

        I really didn't know hookers hung out there ?????

        At Habibi right ?

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          Ciao Bob Dec 10, 2013 06:28 AM

          Guess you will have to save a few bones for them, as well as shunji.

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            jessejames Dec 10, 2013 06:29 AM

            bones?

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              kevin Dec 10, 2013 06:32 AM

              It might be more than a few bones.

              This is LA after all.

              But at least they are cheaper than the ones prawlinge around Mastros.

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        kevin Dec 9, 2013 11:26 AM

        Pacific Dining Car.

        next question.

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          nosh Dec 9, 2013 11:04 AM

          The Alibi Room is not far from LAX to MDR and is open until 2 a.m. serving Kogi tacos. I don't know how late the kitchen is open.

          http://www.alibiroomla.com/loc.php

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            wienermobile Dec 9, 2013 11:30 AM

            At Alibi room Food is served till midnight.

          2. wienermobile Dec 9, 2013 08:00 AM

            Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica is open 24 hours. Expensive.
            http://www.pacificdiningcar.com

            Swingers in Santa Monica serves till 3am
            http://swingersdiner.com/index.php

            La Cabana on Rose in Venice serves till 3am
            http://www.lacabanavenice.com

            Izzy's Deli Santa Monica is 24 hours
            http://www.izzysdeli.com

            In N' Out Burger outside LAX on Sepulveda is open till 1am.

            and the wrong direction is The Kettle a 24 hour diner in Manhattan Beach (about 10 minutes south of LAX
            )http://thekettle.net

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              Blumie Dec 9, 2013 10:35 AM

              These look great. Which would you choose? Anything divier?

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                westsidegal Dec 9, 2013 12:31 PM

                go to pacific dining car

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