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Dinner & Drinks for this weekend

Hi all! Coming into town with some friends from San Diego this weekend and stumped on what to do for dinner/drinks. We are staying in Koreatown and going to a show at the Wiltern. Looking for good food and a fun, unique atmosphere. Highly considering some Korean BBQ, but wondering if on a Saturday night there will be a long wait? We are trying to make it to a show so we will probably do dinner on the earlier side (maybe 6:30?) but don't want to push our luck waiting on a table forever. Not averse to traveling out of K-town but don't want to wander too far. Not looking for expensive, just tasty/fun/good atmosphere/no crazy wait!

Another question is about bars: worth it to pop over to the bar at the Line for a drink before/after show? I know there are some speakeasy style bars in K-town but again, not looking for anything with a line!

Thanks.

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  1. Now this sounds like a good time to recommend the new Roy Choi place, POT. http://eatatpot.com/#home

    Chowhound thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9707...

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    1. re: Servorg

      ive been wanting to go and will hit that up.
      The Prince has liquor and an eclectic menu incl. fried chicken, wings, duk...

        1. re: latindancer

          lots of shops for that....still waiting for the first post on edibles...

          1. re: jessejames

            I now understand why you and I see eye to eye.

      1. Beer Belly might be a good back up…great food!
        http://beerbellyla.com

         
         
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        1. re: wienermobile

          I fly by the duck everytime for those buffalo wings...so crispy, perfect classic sauce and dusting of blue cheese crumble throughout so no need for blue cheese mayo tard on side...well then I fly back to the duck.

          1. re: jessejames

            They make a great mac & cheese too...

             
          1. re: schrutefarms

            I agree. nice onion rings. surprising good deal on lamb chops and other misc. items. nice juke box and bar.

          2. Pot Bar at the Line is a fun spot, kind of has a hip Miami vibe to it (for purposes of full disclosure I've never been to Miami and so have no idea why I think this). Cocktails are on the pricey side - around 14 to 16 dollars a pop - but they're creative and well concocted.

            Never been to Pot restaurant so I'll take Wittgenstein's advice and pass this over in silence.

            1. Options for before, some have already been mentioned.
              POT
              Taylor's
              The Prince (option for later as well)

              R-Bar for after.

              1. Dan Sung Sa (단성사)

                Haven't been to Pot, but I'd imagine the wait be on the wrong side of "long".

                1. OB Bear! Korean bar food - fried chicken, spicy/sweet chicken wings, spicy squid over noodles - plus ice cold Hite served in chilled glass kegs.

                  3002 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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                  1. re: JeMange

                    Yes. and the pigs feet. But no booze. I like the bear

                    1. re: jessejames

                      Pigs feet? Never had them there. How are they prepared?

                      1. re: JeMange

                        somehow pickled/boiled and served cold with the scallion salad thing for making little 'meat tacos' kbbq style, and various hot sauces and miso paste. There are slices of pure meat (ok fat and skin too) and then full on trotters to gnaw on below. Really quite good and a super vehicle also for the miso paste and hot sauce. Get your collagen. Here's a photo of some I had recently at the Prince which is a similar prep as OB I believe...this is the small order for 20 bucks...expensive for there, but quite good...

                         
                         
                        1. re: jessejames

                          Wow! looks fantastic. Thanks for the rec.

                          1. re: JeMange

                            you bet -- if you want it just like that go to the prince. it's a new kind of dish to me, but I understand other folks make it. I'm pretty sure I had it at the OB Bear too, but long nights in Ktown, booze, beer, my memory not so good!

                            Lemme know how you like it - my friends thought I was crazier to like it than to order it the first place (which I did on the rec of a patron with a nearly empty bottle of johnny walker black in front of him and the remnants of the photos you see above!).

                          2. re: jessejames

                            That's a lot of meat for a foot. It must include the hock as well.

                            1. re: JAB

                              probably right. I need to brush up on my Korean :)

                                1. re: JAB

                                  look carefully at that photo, under those slices of meat were many whole feet! i think each foot produces at least 3 pimples.

                                  1. re: jessejames

                                    I did see the actual feet under the meat.

                                    1. re: JAB

                                      check it out JAB - i think right up your alley...they may call them 'trotters' on the English menu....more meaty than a chicken's.