The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by driveslowk, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Main isn't bad at all. Go over to San Pedro and it's a shantytown.
     


  2. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    a few months ago I took the metro to chinatown to meet some friends up at the Association. I got off at Little Tokyo...Walked all the way down there to the Association dressed in my button down, tucked in, freshly showered...it was scary. I was looking for a cab but could not find one for the life of me.....5-7 blocks of all homeless people on the streets, thought I was going to get mugged but I didn't.
     


  3. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    Yea, you probably walked right through skid row.
     


  4. farfisa23

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    Come dark, stay off of 4th Street. It's skid row.

    I live in the arts district and the street starts to get nicer about Alameda.
     


  5. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    Not very often. It was my first time in that specific area. They had those cardboard box/trash bag tents set up along side some of the buildings.

    I dont really worry about areas like that if I'm alone or with male friends or family. I just dont like to take my girlfriend.

    Also, the Pozole is a must have for Nickel Diner.
     


  6. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    LOL. In 25 years of living in LA, this is the first time I've heard or read of someone looking for a cab on a street.

    Maybe it's just that I'm familiar with the area or used to volunteer at a homeless shelter downtown, but an area like Main doesn't bother me. I'm not saying I'd go around the Garment District on a Saturday night for a good time, but I just don't feel the intimidation at the level of some. I'm much more cautious in places like Echo Park where hipsters think it's Disneyland even though it's notorious gang territory.
     


  7. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    yeah, I was basically in the middle of skid row sticking out like a sore thumb. tents, cardboard boxes, etc. didn't see much drugs being done so that was a relief. no crackheads that I saw, just homeless.
     


  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    One time I took my girl (from oc) to a club in hollywood and she had to use the atm so we walked to a bofa machine off sunset before the strip to take money out. There was a poor homeless du sleeping 50 ft away and she got all freaked out and that was with me standing right next to her LOL.
     


  9. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Sorry we didn't get to hook up, mang, but I'll have more time in December. I think Martin gave you my # though.


    Homeless people ain't gangstas. I know poor people are scary but c'mon.
     


  10. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I tried to get your number but martin didn't have it or some shit and said he just talks to you on fb or some shit I didn't understand wtf he was saying.

    Tonight a girlfriend of mine wanted to go to dinner so I decided on aoc.
    -lentil salad (great)
    -bacon wrapped dates stuffed with cheese (always amazing)
    -fingerlings with creme fraiche (a staple)
    -duck confit with pancetta wrapped figs (was aight)
    -pork belly with peaches (nice)
    -butterscotch pot de creme with fleur de sel (love salted desserts and I hate butterscotch) with coffee

    Also had a carafe of wine that was recommended with our food, paired very well and my lady friend loved it.
     
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  11. foodguy

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    true story: when i first worked at the north end of downtown, i was in an office between spring and main. the loading dock on the alley out back was the smoking deck and there were actually people who quit smoking because the stench of urine, etc. from the alley was so bad they couldn't stand it. of course, now that very spot is the entry way for the edison. it's hard to believe how much downtown (at least some parts) have changed. but, yeah, get down around san pedro/alameda ... toy district, fish district, north part of fashion district ... close to the missions, and it's still very iffy.
     


  12. badsha

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    DineLA Week. Any suggestions? Oct. 2nd-7th and Oct. 9th-14th.
     


  13. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Anyone been to The Escondite yet?
     


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    got a res at craft next week.
     


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    Been to Craft. It was ok overall. The array of beets were awesome. They also had some Hawaiian Blue Prawns which were quite tasty.
     


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