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Los Angeles (LAX area) Dinner Do - Thurs Jan 3

Los Angeles (LAX area) Dinner Do - Thurs Jan 3

Old Dec 26, 18, 2:12 pm
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Los Angeles (LAX area) Dinner Do - Thurs Jan 3

I've got a 7+ hour layover at LAX on Thurs Jan 3rd, arriving around 4:15pm & departing 11:30pm.

Hoping some other FTers will be up for meeting up for dinner &/or drinks near LAX.

Any ideas? NOT interested in In N Out.

Attending:
Willie

Maybe:
TWA884
Flying Machine
davewho??
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Old Dec 26, 18, 8:12 pm
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For reasons that I shared with you privately, I will not know if I can make it until the last minute.

In the meantime, here are lists from sources that I trust and a couple of suggestions from the LA Times annual list (which may be behind a paywall):

Eater LAThe Infatuation (a few of their recommendations are too far and some overlap Eater LA's)Los Angeles Times - 101 Restaurants We Love
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Old Dec 26, 18, 9:37 pm
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Proud Bird on Aviation Blvd (at the 25L threshold) — nothing spectacular in terms of food or beverage, but great for aviation geeks (also generally fairly uncrowded); unfortunately it’ll be dark by ~1700, so you won’t be able to see most of the static display warbirds

Playa Provisions in Playa del Rey — owner/operator is a Top Chef winner; synergistic and her SO and I had a great time at one of their feature “Flights and Bites” a year or so ago
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Old Dec 27, 18, 10:51 am
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Im about 75% (as discussed with Willie) will know for sure by New Years! Looking forward
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FWIW, just last month we had an overnight in El Segundo and ordered delivery from Petit Cafe. Typical gyro joint with outstanding food, large portions and very reasonable prices.

There's also PF Chang's in TBIT...the $30 pp Priority Pass allowance goes a long way to mitigate the Panda Express ++ quality
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Old Dec 28, 18, 9:56 pm
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Go South. Recommend you look into going to "The Point" near the intersection of PCH and Rosecrans Avenue. Excellent dining options here. Conveniently located, safe, and relaxed.

Avoid Gjusta.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 10:06 pm
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I just ate at the LAX InO tonight.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 10:35 pm
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The Habit is better than In and Out.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 11:40 pm
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Proud Bird for location. Also, Ayara Thai cuisine and Pacos Tacos are pretty close to the airport and very good .
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Thanks Willie,

I'm due back into LA mid afternoon on the 3rd so should be able to make it.

I'll keep checking back here for the location.

Please put me down as a strong possible!
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Old Dec 29, 18, 12:45 pm
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Hey Willie,

Would love to attend and see you again, but we are flying into SAN on the 3rd getting in almost 5pm so won' be able to make it with traffic and by the time I stop home. Tell Flying Machine to buy you a drink on me. Till next time.

Dave
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Old Dec 30, 18, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by davewho?? View Post
Thanks Willie,

I'm due back into LA mid afternoon on the 3rd so should be able to make it.

I'll keep checking back here for the location.

Please put me down as a strong possible!
very good, this Do may well be not decided until Jan 1 or 2.
Originally Posted by 1K_From_SNA View Post
Tell Flying Machine to buy you a drink on me. Till next time.
Thanks Dave, can be assured I will :-) Sorry to miss, until next time.

Big thanks to all that have provided suggestions!
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I just ate at the LAX InO tonight.
I'm one of those that just doesn't seem to appreciate In N Out

BTW, going to be in Yogyakarta on Jan 19 & 20, is that close to you?
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Originally Posted by PaperGlider View Post
The Habit is better than In and Out.
BLASPHEMY!!

Can possibly join yall for a drink later on.
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Old Dec 30, 18, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Sweet Willie View Post
I'm one of those that just doesn't seem to appreciate In N Out
+1
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Old Dec 30, 18, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by gr8pirate View Post


BLASPHEMY!!

Can possibly join yall for a drink later on.

haha. Hold tight to your In&Out prayer book because the Simmzy's burger is even better than the Habit Burger!
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