Combining a music event with a great place to eat near the event makes the entire evening an easy and enjoyable one. Head to one of these spots before your show that are either a short walking or driving distance from the venue.
141 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
If you are enjoying a beautiful concert at Disney Hall, you should certainly go first class and splurge at Patina. The menu is impressive. The presentation of the food is certainly worth snapping a few photos for Facebook. Patina offers a tasting menu of six courses for $125. The vegetarian tasting menu is $85. And the desserts here are even more impressive. Sweet wines and ports are offered on the dessert menu to complement your after-meal treat.
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Blue Cow Kitchen
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Heading out to the LA Music Center or Disney Hall and want a casual bar atmosphere to grab some great food? If so, Blue Cow is your spot. It serves up top-scale burgers and fries. The baked fried potatoes, short rib poutine and pork belly banh mi get rave reviews. Blue Cow uses natural, sustainable foods from farms. Its extensive farm list is on the website. Lots of menu choices from burgers, steaks, chicken and healthy veggies are served as entrees or sandwich style. It’s affordable and makes a great choice for the family or for a date.
M & M Soul Food
801 E. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
This casual, southern-style food joint will certainly liven up any music event you’re going to attend at The Forum in Inglewood. The menu offers up lots of tastes. The catfish dinner is a popular menu choice. Red snapper with sides of collard greens and yams are also quite tasty, and the warm cornbread is not to be missed. The décor is warm and friendly, just like you’re visiting someone’s home. Enjoy a bit of down-home cooking in this authentic soul food gem.
7313 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Before your music event at The El Rey, feasting Italian style at Angelini Osteria is a treat. From risotto with mixed seafood ragu at $22 to whole branzino roasted in sea salt with aromatic herbs for $32, you really can’t go wrong. The food is authentic Italian and prepared to precision. Check out the weekly specials offered every day of the week. The owner’s family is originally from Italy so you know you’re getting the real thing here.
532 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
This gastropub sensation is a hot spot in Koreatown and not far from The Wiltern Theatre. Serving up more creativity than the average gastropub, you will be full and satisfied and the tab won’t burn a hole through your wallet. The grilled cheese with maple syrup and four different cheeses recalls memories of waiting for mom to make you this beloved sandwich as a kid. Bacon fat fries are a must-try here. Buttermilk fried chicken, summer crab salad and more are offered. Burn the calories by walking around Koreatown after your concert at The Wiltern.
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