If the cooks in your family are not culinarily talented–or if you, like me, hate cleaning and washing dishes after prepping a meal–then you’ll probably be eating out a lot this holiday season. And there’s really no better time to try out a new restaurant. Many locations have seasonal holiday menus that include dishes everyone can enjoy.
Here are just a few restaurants you can enjoy via Metro. You’ll be able to enjoy that extra drink as you won’t be driving, and walking to and from bus stops/rail stations means it’ll be okay to indulge in dessert (don’t argue with foodie logic!). Best of all, you’ll be able to save at participating locations with your TAP card, so you’ll have cash left over with leftovers.
Eat Shop Play Crenshaw – support local businesses and enjoy some of the best soul food to be found on the West Coast
- Post & Beam: Smoked salmon hash–you won’t regret it. (DASH Crenshaw or Metro Bus 105 to Santa Rosalia/Marlton)
- Dulan’s on Crenshaw: MAC AND CHEESE. ‘Nuff said. (DASH Leimert/Slauson, Metro Bus 40 or 210 to Crenshaw/48th)
- Buffalo Wild Wings: Late night food specials and discounts on wings. (Metro Bus 210 to Crenshaw/39th)
- Southern Girl Desserts at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw: Cupcakes so good they won Cupcake Wars. And they have holiday specials! (DASH Crenshaw to Crenshaw/MLK or Santa Rosalia/Medical Plaza, Metro Rapid 705 to MLK/Crenshaw)
Metro Holiday Hotpicks – so many restaurants, so little time
- Grand Cafe at the Omni: I love brunch, and apparently they do a Friday BBQ Brunch that you can save 25% on. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, or Metro Silver Line to Grand/3rd)
- Casey’s Irish Pub: Traditional Irish fare and live music. Save 15% if you TAP. (Metro Blue/Expo or Red/Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center, Metro Rapid 720 to 6th/Hope)
- Cole’s French Dip: Spicy garlic fries and the lamb dip. Just do it. Save 15% if you TAP. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, Metro Rapid 720 to 6th/Main)
- Far Bar: Wasabi fries and the Far East roll go super well together. Save 10% on food. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station)
- Ebanos Crossing: Good eats with old school glamour for when you’re feeling classy. Save 15% on bill and holiday gift certificates. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station, Metro Bus 81 to Hill/2nd)
- The Lab Gastropub: “Guac” fries. Get them. Eat them. Save 10% on them. (Metro Expo Line to Jefferson/USC Station)
- Bow & Truss: Specialty tacos you won’t want to share. Save 15% on your bill. (Metro Red Line or Orange Line to North Hollywood Station, Metro Bus 183 to Magnolia/Lankershim)
- City Tavern at FIGat7th: They have poutine and you can save 10% on your meal. (Metro Blue/Expo or Red/Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center)
Of course if cooking is your thing, then get the freshest of ingredients for your meal at your local farmer’s market. Here are a few farmer’s markets that are very transit accessible–the Blue Line Farmer’s Market next to Compton Station offers discounts to Metro riders, and The WALL in downtown Los Angeles will keep you in fresh flowers for your table centerpiece.
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