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Mar 14, 2014 03:12 PM

Pantages tomorrow night

Going to the Pantages tomorrow night. Probably going to eat dinner at home in the interest of frugality, after having spent $$$ on the tix. But any good recs for drinks and/or dessert near the theatre? Or really cheap eats? How far is RFT - assuming the SO will go for fish/shrimp tacos from a truck on a date night to the theatre (and, actually, she is likely to refuse tacos from a truck on ANY night)?

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  1. Replying to my own post, I'm thinking of stopping at Eveleigh as I drive in to Hollywood on Sunset from the Palisades, to do drinks and/or dessert there. Good idea? DirtyWEO, don't you often recommend Eveleigh?

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    1. re: Wayno

      Yes, Eveleigh is pretty swanky, and not cheap, unfortunately. But yes, tasty drinks, don't know about dessert thou, as I never order any. Have fun!

    2. Not sure when your show is, but RFT closes in the mid-afternoon, no?

      Wood Vine across the street is pretty good for small plates and drinks. Don't know about their dessert menu, though....

      The Waffle is nearby. Should definitely have dessert type items, but not sure about the drinks (if you're talking about alcohol)....

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      1. re: ilysla

        Alcohol is not optional; it's mandatory. Wood and Vine is an old stand-by and a good call in that area. Cleo is also an option, I know. But just was wondering if there's anything I may be missing. I like the idea of stopping at Eveleigh (which is on the way), because I've never been there and I hear it's a nice space with very good cocktails. But, then again, there's the hassle (and expense?) of having to park twice. And the show is at 8, so RFT is probably not an option (but I'll get there one of these days, and it's probably not what the SO is envisioning on date night).

        1. re: Wayno

          You can park by the venue & cab it over to Eveleigh & back... Can't be more than $5 each way.

          1. re: Wayno

            little fork?

            Enjoy the Book of Mormon - it is a whole lot better than ANYTHING you will eat!

            1. re: Ciao Bob

              "little fork?"
              Hmmmm, sounds like a small-tine operation.

            2. re: Wayno

              Many, many inexpensive Thai Town options are very close - though a little east of there.

              YaTai on Sunset is a great bargain and on the way.
              Night + Market too.
              Pinches Tacos (you can bring booze or buy from liquor store).
              Bar Marmont?

          2. We like Cleo -- not too expensive, great drinks. Love their sticky toffee pudding. Plus their food is tapas style, so you can always order a couple plates to share.

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            1. re: boogiebaby

              +1 on Cleo's sticky toffee pudding

            2. What about Delphine? Their Happy Hour is supposed to be great. Don't know if it's available on the weekend.

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              1. re: Bob Brooks

                Delphine's happy hour is great. But it's only in the bar, and it gets crowded right before a show.

                1. re: Bob Brooks

                  Delphine was pretty good before the show. Had the turkey and avocado sandwich on pretzel bread. Got us in and out in 20 minutes so we could catch the show. Book of Mormon was hilarious. Highly recommended.

                2. Big fan of Blue Palms Brewhouse, a 3 minute walk away

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                  1. re: Tyus4pt8

                    Blue Palms has terrific food and drink. It gets packed and LOUD before a show, though. You'd have to get there well before six to be seated right away, otherwise prepare to wait 45-60 minutes.

                    For drinks, the Frolic Room is right next door.

                    Good luck!