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PHX hound visiting Santa Monica

dongstadden | Mar 29, 2007 11:34 AM

my wife and i will be visiting santa monica for easter weekend and are looking for a few good recs. we are staying at the ocean lodge, located 1/2 block south of the pier, across the street from the loews hotel. we have a car and some friends in thai town, so we are definitely willing to travel for great food. although we will probably have a fair share of meals in the santa monica/venice area. as any hound would, i do have a specific chow agenda. however, due to my unfamiliarity with the area, i have not picked out any specific places yet. my three main chow goals are:

authentic thai from thai town
al pastor from a taqueria (mexican)
killer sushi (japanese)

and if there's time:

soon doo boo (korean)
pho (vietnamese)
doner kebab (turkish)
dim sum (chinatown)
kalua pork (hawaiian)

an easter brunch rec would be great too! i know i'm asking a lot here, but i do promise to come back with a full report. thanks, LA hounds. as you can probably tell, thai and mexican are my favorite cuisines, so LA is the perfect town for me!

btw, some non-food goals of the trip:

roller blading the santa monica path
the getty center
la brea tar pits

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