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Need a nice, "late night" dinner place near LAX (hopefully beachfront)

My mom is coming to visit, and I thought about taking her to C&0 Trattoria, but her plane doesn't arrive until 9PM on a Sunday night and they close at 10PM. I'm worried that by the time we gather her luggage, get to the car, get things settled, and drive there, that it could be 9:45, etc.

Any suggestions for a nice place to have dinner around 10PM not far from LAX near the beach or even with a seaside view? (She doesn't drink, so alcohol doesn't matter). I prefer not to take her to Denny's and want it to be non-chain, but I don't know that side of town well. (I'm a transplant from out-of-state living in Pasadena for grad school).

I want it to be a memory-maker, but not a bank-breaker! Thanks!

May 31, 2012
Laura R in Los Angeles Area

Any good eats in northern Pasadena (Washington Blvd area)?

I noticed that the Washington Blvd area (east of Lake) is looking a bit revitalized. Any good eats in that area? Cheap is OK? Snacks, bakeries, coffee places, restaurants? I'm curious what chowhounders think.

Jan 06, 2012
Laura R in Los Angeles Area

Gluten-free in Louisville/Elizabethtown Area

Suggestions for menu items in restaurants for someone with gluten intolerance/Celiac's? We have PF Chang and Outback's menu items down... and shopping at Whole Foods, Rainbow Blossom, Trader Joe's (and finding those random items at Kroger). Suggestions for other stores/restaurants? (Must be wheat, rye, and barley-free and also avoid cross-contamination... as in not prepared on surfaces where other foods containing those were prepared. This is more difficult than it sounds... even most soy sauces have wheat :-()

Jan 06, 2012
Laura R in Kentucky & Tennessee

Heading to Memphis, Nashville and the KY Bourbon trail, suggestions for best places to eat?

Best restaurant in the state is the Whistle Stop in Glendale, KY.

Moonlight Barbeque in Owensboro, KY is famous.

I've heard good things about My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown, KY (where you'll likely find your bourbon).

Jan 06, 2012
Laura R in Kentucky & Tennessee

Jackson, TN and more

I second the Whistle Stop if you make this trip again! (Glendale, KY). There's also a lot of hole-in-the-wall Korean and German restaurants in the Radcliff/Fort Knox area (I like Autumn Gardens, but the decor's AWFUL. Caroline's Alpine Haus has good German food, karaoke, etc, from what I've heard). I lived in Jackson, but the only places I remember are chains, Reggie's BBQ, and Old Country Store in the Casey Jones Village.

Jan 06, 2012
Laura R in Kentucky & Tennessee
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Lunch in Jackson, TN?

Seems like 100 years ago when I was in school there, the place parents from Union always wound up was the Old Country Store or something like that in Casey Jones Village (like a cracker barrel, but not part of the chain). Reggie's BBQ was a favorite, hole-in-the-wall barbeque. Unfortunately, I haven't lived there since 1999, and when I did, we students tend to think Arby's was "eating out" and Chili's/Perkin's was "special," so I'm not much help:-( I'm curious to see the answers you receive.

Jan 06, 2012
Laura R in Kentucky & Tennessee

Best Restaurant in the State of Kentucky....

What are you in the mood for? Cheap, hole-in-the-wall Korean food? Try Autumn Gardens in Radclff:-) (Don't go for the decor). Nicer Korean food? Perhaps Koreana in Louisville. (I've had both and used to live in Korea). German food? I've heard good things about Caroline's Alpine Haus (once the Schnitzel Barn) near Radcliff/Elizabethtown, but didn't get to try it yet. Likewise, I've heard nice things about Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian restaurant) in Louisville, but haven't made it there yet (I live in Los Angeles, but my family's in Kentucky). Best coffee? Tim Horton's on Fort Knox, The Bear Claw in Radcliff, Heine Brothers/Java all seem nice. Almost a decade ago, I loved brunch at Ditto's on Bardstown Rd in Louisville and the spring roll salad at Cafe Mimosa, both fairly cheap. Best burgers were Ollie's Trolley and Dizzy Whiz (not healthiest burgers, though) in Louisville.

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Central Kentucky is the Whistlestop in Glendale, though:-) I'm afraid I'm a graduate student and can't tell you about anything "higher end" than that.

Jan 06, 2012
Laura R in Kentucky & Tennessee

Palm's Thai after a show at Pantages? Other suggestions?

A friend and I (both students) are going to see Phantom at Pantages on a Thursday night. Would Palm's Thai be a good place to eat AFTERWARDS? (I think it's open til midnight. Is the wait so slow we wouldn't be show if we show up around 11 or so? I'm guessing on the time). Is there entertainment late at night or not? How does the food stack up to the hype of the Elvis impersonator?

Other suggestions for after-theatre eats for students (not more than $20/person)? I've only really been to Pantages and that part of town once, and last time we just drove to Canter's afterward, because it was the only place we could think of that wasn't a Denny's or IHOP open.

Thanks!!

Sep 16, 2010
Laura R in Los Angeles Area