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Visiting from Seattle! (Critique my itinerary please?)

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Visiting from Seattle! (Critique my itinerary please?)

OrigamiDuck | Jan 5, 2013 02:41 AM

Hey everyone! So I'm a Seattle resident who's visiting LA for the first time. Food will play a pretty big role in the planning of the trip so traveling to get good food is not much of an issue. (That said, if there are any interesting things to check out, people watching, sights, etc. I'd appreciate reccos near the restaurants.)

I'm taste wise I'm open to anything, though I'm looking to try things that LA does best, especially things I can't get in Seattle.

After doing some reading this is my list so far:

Dinner:
Son of a Gun (Animal?)
Red Medicine (n/naka?) *Tasting menu.
Chichenitza (Babita?)
Soontofu (Mottainai?) (Casita Mexicana?)

Lunch:
Umami Burger
Zengo (Brunch)
Jitalada
Gjelina

Anything I've missed, or places I should substitute?

I'll have one splurge meal, for which I'll probably do a tasting menu. I'm torn between Red Medicine and N/Naka, any thoughts between the two?

Also, the best and most authentic mexican I've ever eaten is at an Oaxaccan place in Seattle (owing to living in in the North my entire life), so I'd really like to see what Mexican food is all about, if I had to pick one or two mexican options in LA, where would you send me?

Finally, Son of a Gun and Animal both look amazing. Aside from the seafood vs land, is there a significant difference in ambiance or quality between the two?

Thanks in Advance!!!

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