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Chowhound (un-touristy) Recs for L.A.

P Macias | Mar 12, 2007 11:40 AM

I'm spending Easter week in L.A. I've been away for 20 years and too many things have changed.
I'm staying in Pasadena but will do Santa Monica, the Getty, the garment district, Highland Center, Disney Concert hall and a bunch of other tourist stuff.
My "have to's" are Maison Akira and my old hangout, Shiro's. I will get a great green chile burrito at El Arco Iris on York Blvd. And hit one of the Oaxacan places.
I'd like recs for a GREAT Chinese place...Alhambra, Monterrey Park, etc, preferably spicy or with great sea food.
Also lunch recs for downtown LA and Santa Monica and any favorites in Glendale, Echo Park, Sierra Madre, Altadena areas for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Sorry to be so general but I'll welcome any suggestions instead of reading thru all the past posts. AND..I'll report back.
Also, if anyone remembers, please help me out. There was a place downtown by the produce district that used to serve great breakfasts and wonderful homemade pies. I can't remember the name of it.

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