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Seeking recs for mid-priced yet "LAish" places for out-of-towners


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Seeking recs for mid-priced yet "LAish" places for out-of-towners

AquaW | Oct 9, 2007 12:08 PM

I have a few out of town friends swinging by this weekend, they really want to see (and taste) LA, but within a budget (I'm guesstimating $25-30/pp tops, no alchy). Geography-wise, anything from Santa Monica to Hollywood to Downtown even into SG Valley/Pasadena will do, though I doubt there are many trendy options in the last one.

Most of the places I frequent are not particularly touristy, so looking for some recs from the hipper & trendier 'hounds here. But here are some places that come to my mind:

Hungry Cat (might be a bit of a pinch moneywise)
the Bowery
25 Degrees
Lucky Devil's
Fat Fish
Border Grill/Ciudad (I'm sure there are cheaper Latin-American options that's as hip, but eludes my mind at the moment.)

I am also considering some less scene-y places like Ugo & Coral Tree Cafe too, suggestions along these lines are appreciated too.

Thanks in advance for your recs!


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