One of the OG Grand Central Market tenants, China Cafe has been serving Chinese-American classics that have barely changed since 1959. Expect things like chow mein, kung pao chicken and off-menu egg rolls. We like to elbow our way into a seat at the bar, order a huge bowl of wonton soup for $5.50, and load it with chili sauce.
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Birdies is a downtown fried chicken sandwich and donut shop and open 24/7 on the weekends. You’re welcome.
Clayton’s Public House
Clayton’s is a Victorian-themed bar in the Spring Arcade downtown. It’s as cheesy as it sounds.
Lost Spirits Distillery
Lost Spirits in the Arts District is not just a distillery: it’s an art installation, a bar, and one of the coolest experiences to have in LA.
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Mason’s Dumpling Shop
Mason’s Dumplings Shop in Highland Park is home to some of the best dumplings you’ll find outside of the San Gabriel Valley.
Boston Lobster in San Gabriel has solid Chinese food across the board, but you’re here for their massive lobster special.
Chang’s Garden is a Chinese diner in Arcadia with huge portions perfect for sharing with a group.
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