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Where to Eat During the LAAPFF

The 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival starts on May 10th, and I’m proud to announce I’m starring in four films - Yes We’re OpenNice Girls CrewSurrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings - plus appearing in one documentary, Uploaded: The Asian American Movement.

I’ve been lucky enough to attend this festival for the last six years.  Here are some places to eat between screenings that are within walking distance of the DGA Theater!

  • Veggie Grill (8000 Sunset) - fast food vegan that will please even meat-eaters!  Make sure to order the Sante Fe Crispy Chickin’ Sandwich, Buffalo Wings, Crab Cake, or All-Hail Kale Salad.
  • The Griddle Cafe (7916 Sunset) – pancakes the size of a small planet, stacked high on a plate.  FYI – they are only open til 4pm, don’t take reservations, and there is usually a line.
  • The Counter (7919 Sunset) – customizable burgers – you can add anything from pineapple to ham.  Skip the turkey burger (their hormone-free beef is where it’s at) and make sure to order their sweet potato fries.
  • Greenblatt’s Deli (8017 Sunset) – this Jewish Deli has been around since 1926, and is open til 2 a.m. year-round!  Their pastrami sandwich is perfect, and they give you a huge bowl of pickles!
  • D’Yogurt (7988 Sunset) – Serve yourself Frozen Yogurt, with lots of flavors and toppings, ranging from fruit to cookie dough.

 

Going to be by CGV Cinemas?  Here are some K-Town Picks:

 

  • Feng Mao Mutton Kebab – A Chinese/Korean meat fest, but don’t worry – they have vegetarian options too!
  • Mr. Pizza – I don’t know how to describe this popular Korean chain, other than “random.”  But as long as you get the crust stuffed with sweet potato mousse, you’re golden.
  • The Prince – Head out late after a screening for fried chicken, drinks, and a very nice fruit platter.
  • Simply Pho You – Don’t feel like eating Korean?  This Vietnamese place has a vegetarian broth that’s impressively flavorful!

 

Come support the festival, and hopefully I’ll see you at a screening – or stuffing my face at one of these places!

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