Los Angeles Magazine has published their list of the 25 best bargains around town. The list covers a fairly wide radius, as well as broad spectrum of cuisines. And it's quite interesting that almost everything is ethnic - speaks to this sprawling, colorful ethno-patchwork of a city, I guess.
And because I am too cheap to go and buy the magazine in the store, I must thank that sassy li'l Lindsay for putting the list up at LAist. Just to keep myself busy and out of trouble last night, I re-organized the list by region, and switched some of Lindsay's original links (which went to that cyberplace I shall not name *wink*) and have linked all the addresses to maps.
And as if my silly little projects here at work aren't enough to keep me busy, as well as all my personal culinary/dining projects, I'm going to try to make my way to each of these to check them out myself. Okay, maybe not the Thai places, though. I don't know why I keep inflicting these projects upon myself, and have yet to complete my Sawtelle Stripsearch, and now Summer in Italy via San Vicente, so we'll see how far I get. I'm sure I could hit everything on the Westside within a week, and I've already been to Fassica. One down, 24 to go!
Oh yeah, and if you wanna play, too...well hey, I love having partners in crime. Tell me which dishes to get, which restaurants Los Angeles Magazine must have been high when visiting, and other cheap eats that should have been included.
Bibi's Warmstone Kosher Bakery and Cafe
8928 West Pico Boulevard (@ La Peer)
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Katmandu Kitchen (Nepalese)
10855½ Venice Boulevard (@ Midvale)
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Lunch – Tue-Sun, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner – Sun, Tue-Thu, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Fri-Sat, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2396 Glendale Boulevard (one block south of Silver Lake Boulevard)
Silverlake, CA 90039
KP's, A Vietnamese American Deli
2616 Hyperion Avenue (between Evans and Griffith Park Boulevard)
Silverlake, CA 90027
Sallim (Korean Vegetarian)
3020 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 119 (@ Virgil Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Lunch: Daily, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Dinner: Daily, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Shinu Rang-Olke Rang (Korean)
1032 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite B (just south of Olympic Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Spring Street Smokehouse (BBQ)
640 North Spring Street (just north of Sunset Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
1730 W. Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 6, (@ Western Avenue)
Torrance, CA 90501
Pearl's Restaurant (Chinese)
644 W Garvey Avenue (between Chandler and Moore)
Monterey Park, CA 91754