LA Vacation- Where to eat - Hotspots and Value for Money Kings?
reading a whole lot in the forum recently and just heading to LA on thursday i thought i ask in general what you absolut hotspots or value for money restaurant are considering the sheer size of LA and the millions of possibilities to eat!
I will stay in the Kore town are and absolutely want to try as many food trucks as possible as well as these restaurants:
+ lots of burger and pizza joints and some more
it would really help if you would give me some advice!
ps: traveling alone and really hoping to go to some places where one can small talk etc.
thanks you all and hope my question is not to general!
You really ought to look through this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8463... (if you haven't already) for ideas.
Pizza in LA has been overrun by the rush to Neapolitan style pies. You can find examples at places like Settebello http://settebello.net/Locations-Marin... DeSano http://desanopizza.it/contact.html Olio http://www.pizzeriaolio.com/ Sotto http://www.sottorestaurant.com/ Pizzeria Napoli http://www.napolila.com/ Stella Barra http://www.stellabarra.com/ et al. You should also give Vito's http://www.vitopizza.com/ on La Cienega a try and I really liked the pizza I had at Clusi Batusi http://www.clusibatusi.com/ on Sawtelle in WLA.
A couple of suggestions. If you don't have a reservation yet at Providence, do it now. They have a special anniversary tasting menu during the month of June....and they just reopened after a "redo" of the room....so they're pretty booked. And remember that they do lunch on Friday only....but I've always been able to order the tasting menu at lunch. And Red Medicine has a nice bar menu....and you can also order off the main menu at the bar. Sergio, the bartender, is terrific.
The bar at Pizzeria Mozza has a killer lunch special.
Sit at the bar, from 12noon to 5pm Monday through Friday and you'll get any pizza of your choice, a glass of wine and, a dessert of your choice. $20.
I love Nancy Silvertons pizza and this is an easy way to have fab food with no reservations. (Well, except the calories!)
How long are you staying in LA? And is the main purpose of visit to "see the sites" or to eat good food (or to eat the best food possible near "the sites")? Will you be renting a car and do you mind lots of driving? Or will you be relying on public transportation?
The folks at Fairfax Fish are very nice, but I would not say it's a place to go to eat and hang out.
But also on Fairfax is Golden State - great burgers and beer.
I'd suggest catching the metro and exploring the Grand Central market downtown. Lots of new stuff happening there and, folks are friendly.
Soo many interesting responses!!
To put some things clear:
I will be in LA for three weeks, Car included. I will staying in Koreatown and Look for two or there extraordinary diners and then the cheaper/ Value for money stuff.
Concerning Providence: thanks for the top of booking early, Normally i prefer dining over lunch. HOWEVER, with this Special menu, which i would like to eat, would you recommend lunch or diner?
Thanks also a lot for all of the other great advice to all of you!
It depends on the experience you want. I find lunch relaxing there....and have never been rushed. But dinner will be a bit more of an "experience." i'm going this Friday for lunch, and am planning on doing the special tasting menu. They've provided it before at lunch. Along with the wine pairings. But you might want to call and ask if you're making a reservation.