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fiestylib Jan 24, 2014 09:50 PM

We are heading to LA tomorrow specifically Burbank for the WB studios. Need someplace great to go for lunch. Thank you in advance for ideas!

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  1. boogiebaby RE: fiestylib Jan 25, 2014 12:40 AM

    Porto's.

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      Dirtywextraolives RE: fiestylib Jan 25, 2014 08:44 AM

      You should do a search on this board. You will find out Porto's is a bakery, and there's not much that's all that chow worthy in that area. If you branch out a bit east, west or south, many more options open up for you.

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        SIMIHOUND RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 25, 2014 09:07 AM

        Portos has great sandwiches and salads aside form the terrific bakery goods. It is absolutely worth visiting and a great choice, especially if you are in the area.

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          kevin RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 25, 2014 12:18 PM

          Bea Beas

          Or

          Bistro Provence.

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            kevin RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 25, 2014 12:19 PM

            Also, I really liked Novo Cafe for casual Italiano.

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              ns1 RE: kevin Jan 25, 2014 12:55 PM

              pizza/pasta/salads/sandwiches are good, risotto was f'n terrible.

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                kevin RE: ns1 Jan 25, 2014 12:57 PM

                Tiramisu was top botch too

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                  linus RE: ns1 Jan 25, 2014 02:01 PM

                  is the pizza there sorta new york/italian american/takeout stylee, or some sort of neopolitan variant?

                  never will understand kevin's affection for bea beas, although bistro provence is solid.

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                    ns1 RE: linus Jan 25, 2014 02:07 PM

                    neopolitan variant. above pitfire/pizzarev, below 800'

                    IMO

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            carter RE: fiestylib Jan 25, 2014 01:25 PM

            If you want to forget the chow worthiness factor, and instead have a bite of nostalgia, there is a Bob's Big Boy, complete with carhops, etc.
            On Riverside Drive about 4 or so blocks from WB.

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              wienermobile RE: carter Jan 25, 2014 02:12 PM

              And at Bob's ask for the Beatles booth.
              http://www.bobs.net/history/beatles-b...

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              condiment RE: fiestylib Jan 25, 2014 02:21 PM

              Chilli John's.

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                jackattack RE: fiestylib Jan 25, 2014 09:16 PM

                Novo café is easiest if you're at WB, it's a block up behind the WB green glass building.

                My choice would be Malbec for the salmon salad....www.malbeccuisine.com

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                  fiestylib RE: fiestylib Jan 25, 2014 09:52 PM

                  Thank you for your ideas!! We ended up at The Smokehouse right around the corner from The WB studios for lunch. Food was really good and service was great. I will definitely be trying Portos for desert sometime soon.

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