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What is the definitive Socal food experience?

No Seafood | Aug 6, 2009 11:11 PM

Hi, this is my first post here. I thought this would be a very common question so I used the Search function first to no avail. Let me explain my situation.

I have a friend from Australian visiting Socal for the very first time. She's been to NY and other big cities in the states, but I want her to try stuff here that she won't find anywhere else. We're staying in the San Gabriel Valley area, but we will be visiting all the touristy stuff in LA like Santa Monica, the Grove, Hollywood, etc.

Here's some things I came up with so far:

Local chain places ex. In N Out, Wahoo's, Rubios

Ghetto mexican food aka Albertos, Alertos, ___tos, i.e. California Burrito

Portos Cuban sandwiches

Zankou's Chicken

Chinese food in Alhambra, San Gabriel area

Boba from Tapioca, Lollicup

Yogurt from Pinkberries or Yogurtland

Pinks Hotdogs

Vietnamese food in Westminster

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Where else can we go? I left off any fine dining places, but recommend me a place or two that is iconic in Socal. Oh and we're going to Las Vegas too.


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