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Jul 21, 2014 12:27 PM

Near the Greek? Tired of Mexico City and Little Dom's - other ideas?


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      1. Wings and drinks at ye rustic? I know beer belly not your thing but YRI does good wings too.

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        1. re: jessejames

          Gotta have me some Rustic wings soon. The place sorta bums me out but the wings... the wings!!!

          1. re: JeMange

            Sounds like u need a double joy juice too!

            1. re: jessejames

              Tell me about this "double joy juice," please.

              1. re: JeMange

                I find a mai tai extra shot of rum goes nice with the hot wings. Some like dirty xtra olives. What's your summer drink? Make it a double

                1. re: jessejames

                  Gotcha. At that place, I tend to stick with beer.

          2. If you are ever in the mood for breakfast for dinner there is a really charming little neighborhood place called the Mustard Seed Cafe that would be a perfect choice. What about that newer Chinese place that ipse recommended a little while back?

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            1. re: Servorg

              Are you referring to Pine and Crane? It's not exactly Bowl-adjacent. In Silver Lake on Sunset just west of Maltman.

                1. re: Servorg

                  Not sure where you're coming from Cia Bob but if you're willing to stray that far from your destination, there is a host of options like L&E, Song, Barbrix, Silver Lake Ramen, etc.

              1. Messhall already too full for our group.
                Would love to hear more about "that newer Chinese place that ipse recommended"

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                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  Pine And Crane is located across Griffith Park Blvd. from El Condor, formerly El Conquistador.
                  If traveling that far, Barbrix on Hyperion @ Tracy works quite well, and Canele in Atwater would then also work.
                  Might try your favorite Thai restaurant in Thai Town for that matter.
                  Marouch or Carousel in Hollywood for Middle Eastern food.

                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                    Pine & Crane is good, but I think a bit of a trek (time-wise) to the Greek.

                    Your call.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Especially when Bob says that MessHall is already too full - how many in this group?
                      Or is it that it is fully booked, regardless of size of party?
                      But Hillhurst & Vermont as streets go are not major gourmet dining destinations, typically, but convenience always enters the discussion, and then the parameters change.
                      I like Sidewalk Grill on Vermont just north of the BofA on Vermont @ Prospect. BYO wine. Still a smallish trek up the hill, but your wallet has not been impaled in the process.
             for details Their salmon kebab is quite good, the sides equally so.

                      1. re: carter

                        We are 8 folks...I did not make the call to MessHall so I do not know what the details were, but it is a popular country artist at the Greek that night, and I took my friend's word at face value and I didn't ask further.
                        I believe Pie and Crane would be good but it doesn't work for this group.
                        Still looking...prob will do Mother Dough.