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Good eats in L.A.?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by clarkington, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. clarkington

    clarkington Member

    My wife and I are headed to Los Angeles. She's going to be on Wheel of Fortune. It's our first trip to the West Coast -- heck, the farthest West I've been is Nebraska. Sad, I know.
    We're looking for somewhere to eat after she gets done with taping. We're thinking dinner. We're looking for somewhere pretty nice. Anybody got any insight?
    My wife -- like Brian McNamee's son -- has Celiac Disease. So we'd like for the place to be a little nicer so we can specify she'll need it gluten free. Thanks for any thoughts. We were hoping for maybe a famous chef (I thought Bobby Flay had a restaurant there but I was sadly mistaken).
    Please help!
     
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    http://jackspratsgrille.com/
    Has many gluten-free options, according to a couple Web sites I found. It's about 2 miles down the road from Sony Studios.

    http://mcafedechaya.com/
    About 7 miles away from Sony, closer to Hollywood. A little higher end, price-wise.

    http://www.hugosrestaurant.com/
    In the same area (West Hollywood) as M Cafe de Chaya.
     
  3. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    Fatburger is pretty good
     
  4. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

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  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

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  6. Mahoney

    Mahoney Member

    Amen. There's a sandwich place over near Pasadena called the Hat that was excellent as well.
     
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Apple Pan...I think it's in Hollywod near the Fox lot.
     
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Local favorites or great food from great chefs?
    Local suggestions are above.

    BuckW's suggestion are all awesome, and well-thought out. Won't be disappointed in any of them.
    I'd like to add one in the area.

    Social Hollywood
     
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I hear there are some good ones in Compton.
     
  10. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    The Hat has several locations, none on the Westside. It's specialty is pastrami, but it has burgers and the fries are plentiful. It's a counter-order, find a table place. (Johnnie's Pastramin in Culver City is better than The Hat). Apple Pan is on West Pico Blvd. in West L.A., on the north side of the street across the street from the Westside Pavilion, just east of Santa Monica. Hickory smoked burgers. About 20 counter seats, good luck finding 2 together at lunchtime.
    Neither of these places sound like what Clark wanted.
    I've never been aware of gluten-free restaurants. But if you go into Santa Monica, there are dozens of five-star restaurants. Check Main Street and the Third Street Promenade.
    Culver City has revitalized its downtown and has some top-notch places, too. When you get to Sony, ask the production assistants to recommend something.
     
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    You and your wife should live it up for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity it is -- eat where the stars and suits at Fox and Sony eat...

    http://www.thebuffaloclub.com/index1000.html
     
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    There aren't many truly FIVE STAR resturaunts. But, when visiting any city, and wanting to visit some of the better chefs, use the ZAGAT reviews.
    They offer not only trendy spots, but off-the-beaten-path spots that are always fun:

    The L.A. list:
    http://www.zagat.com/Verticals/BrowseTopLists.aspx?VID=8&SNP=ZATLR
     
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