After perusing the boards for a while I think I have come up with a pretty good list, but would love some extra options. 2-3 dinners and probably a few lunches. We have one teenage vegetarian, who will eat shellfish, one picky 12 year old who will eat anything as long as it's a hamburger, meatballs or sesame noodles, and two mostly adventurous parents. We need to keep it somewhat cheap. How cheap? Well, after looking over Parks BBQ and Gjelina's menu, those might be a stretch, but worth it. We live in VT but I am from NYC so please don't talk to me about pizza, although I will be trying Langers Pasrami because I can't imagine anything coming close to Katzs. We will be taking the kids to lunch on Olvera St just for the Mariachi and atmosphere unless there is mariachi some where else that might be worth it. Believe it or not, the worst Mexican I can get there beats the best here. Want to have some good sushi and my big thing is trying to find some cheap oysters. Happy hours are great except too many you have to be at the bar. (not ready to teach my kids how to pony up and order a draft!) Will travel for a good meal, but would rather not be in areas where we have to watch our back. Thank you guys in advance, your the best!
Monte Alban Restaurant
327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291