joes lillies max hals benitos: "best deals on LA eating" Los Angeles Restaurant Tip by bornintheusa

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Born and raised in LA I warn you that the trendy places come and go quickly. the best deal in LA is Joes in Venice beach on Abbot kinney for weekday lunch. three courses for about $14 and a great weekend brunch. ; also on the block are Hals (new American)and lillies (french)who offer deals.
For the scene, go to AOC for small plates and wine by the glass.
For spanish go to Ciudad in downtown LA for weekday lunch, happy hour or brunch.
For Mexican try Benitos(several locations) on South of wilshire on la cienega or beverly and fairfax for the best bean and cheese burrito on the planet and only 2 dollars.
For dinner in the valley go to Max in Sherman oaks on ventura get the new york steak about 20 bucks and worth it.
do not go to: any of the chain restaurants unless you have kids, Gladstones, The Ivy, Micheals, or American seafood joints. Save your $

Favorite Dish: Joes: daily soups and seafood are my favorite
lillies: salads and good muscats by the glass
Hals: eggs on the weekend
benitos: bean and cheeser
Max: new york steak

Address: abbot kinney in Venice
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: exit lincoln from 10 west take lincoln to Venice make a right go to Abbot kinney make a right. Pass hals then lillies then joes all on the right
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: American

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  • Written Feb 24, 2008
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