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Please help me love the westside!

garvanza girl | Feb 12, 2008 06:51 AM

I'm a Northeast L.A. kind of girl, but am *thisclose* to accepting a job in Santa Monica at 20th and Colorado. Generally I do not venture west of La Brea, so I'm pretty clueless about the wide world of food out there on the far-western frontier.

I'd like to start compiling a list of new places to try, and am open to suggestions that fit the following:

No Italian, sushi, vegetarian, or sandwiches. I'm diabetic and have to limit carbs; I also have an aversion to tomatoes or anything raw. And I'm an unrepentant carnivore :)

Low-key, not pretentious, not a scene. I prefer hole-in-the-wall, ethnic-dive types of places.

Bonus points for good Thai or Mexican, my two favorites.

Thanks in advance!

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