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Food

Paris in Los Angeles

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LAist recently got an e-mail from an organizer of 15 visitors en route from France, age 35-55. It reads, in part:

I thought you might be able to give me advices: I'd like to find a place where we could have dinner or a drink, where there are no tourists. In fact, I'm looking for the last place where to go out in LA, just to do as the LA people do (when in Rome...). Do you think you could help ?

Oui oui, we can indeed. From A to Z:

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A.O.C. - amazing food, says Kevin
Aroma Cafe - in studio city, from Chris
Birriera Chalio - Adrienne says go for the Mexican style roasted goat
Cafe Metropol - downtown, for food and jazz, says Zach
Campanile - Marleigh likes grilled cheese Thursdays
Ciudad - festive California-style pan-American food, Carolyn says
Daikokuya - in Little Tokyo for ramen, Adrienne says
Dong il Jang - for Korean, says Sarah
Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ - astroturf floor outside, delicious food inside, Kevin says
Father's Office - in Santa Monica, from Chris
Haifa - for delicious Israeli sandwiches, says Adrienne
Hal's - in Venice, for classic California cuisine, local artists' work (including Dennis Hopper's) says Sloane
L’Scorpion - Jason says it's the hot bar in Hollywood, too new for tourists
Meson G - on Melrose for the food, says Jason
Monte Alban - for Oxacan mole, says Adrienne
Mori Sushi - for sushi, Sarah says
Musso & Frank - old-school Hollywood, have a steak and a martini, Carolyn says
Real Food Daily - for organic cooking, says Zach
Smokehouse - in Burbank, says Christine
The Otheroom - Sloane recommends for a glass of wine or a beer
Traxx - in Union Station, Christine says
Vermont - strong drinks, hidden away, good food, excellent lighting, says Jason
Zankou Chicken - Japhy says, simply, obviously.

Where would you go?