Saturday, June 13, 2015

Visting LA For E3 Guide 2015

If your looking for ladies of the night simply ask your Uber or Lyft driver, for everything else look no further than here.

Now here's our list of E3 parties and events to go to during your stay in our wonderful city. If you want booze and networking go for it. For what's happening in LA anyway look below.

LA Live is a cesspool of sadness, bad food and poor planning. Our city council was tricked into letting the massive hybrid hotel there, that looks like a techno coffin, not pay taxes until 2025 or some far out number, that or some huge tax break. In any case, leave it and head to many of the wonderful dining experiences away from the area. There is no super market or thrift store at LA Live, so bring your ibuprofen with you.


Take a taxi or Uber, Lyft to Koreatown, Chinatown or Little Tokyo and pick any of the fine restaurants there. For Koreatown we suggest

Kang Hodong Baekjeong

3465 W 6th StSte 20Los Angeles, CA 90020

If you can get a seat, enjoy classic Korean BBQ that's raved about in LA.

239 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

is just a hole in the wall, but you can taste the craze that's been taking up the whole country.

For Little Tokyo, almost anywhere that's authentic Japanese food will fill you up, head to 

335 E 2nd St
Ste 223 Los Angeles, CA 90012

or the

Little Tokyo Galleria 
333 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

both have restaurants in them and surrounding them with some of the best oriental eats.

For Chinatown try the recently restored 
988 N Hill St #201, Los Angeles, CA 90012

That's some good dim sum! They've reopened with a big menu of dim sum favorites for you to scarf down after a big day of playing games.

Careful though, most  of the restaurants don't open until 4pm or 5pm for dinner. So check ahead when planning for the right place to eat.

If you're really going far you can head to the Farmer's Market of Beverly Hills, which is really an all you can eat buffet of multiple places to get grub of almost every culture. Deli to Chinese, Japanese to Mexican, it's a smorgasbord.

Or go posh in Beverly Hills with Animal 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. A trendy restraunt with no name on it that has a different menu every night, based on what the chef likes.

Right nearby

The Original Pantry Cafe is the best bang for your buck, it's a diner ,with good food and good portions, the rest of LA Live is price gouged to Hell to get every extra dime from tourists.

find it at, walking distance at
877 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Not that far, but you'll need a ride is Bottega Louie, with a look out of a Ghibli film you'll be most impressed with its bakery goods
find it at, driving distance at
700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

On a budget, the closes cheap eats places are at

801 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
and they are quite the walk.

We also recommend just going to In-N-Out, our favorite, fair-priced burger joints in So Cal. But, sadly they're nowhere downtown, the closes one to the convention center is at 6000 Pacific Blvd. Huntington Park, CA 90255, with the second closes at 7009 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028. It's worth chowing down at one on your way leaving or entering LA.

Specialty Goods

Anything anime related you'll want to go to Anime Jungle. This store is in fact three stores located in the Little Tokyo Village Mall with a direct connection to a store in Japan. They have hard to find otaku loving items straight from the home country.
Anime Jungle
Located in
319 E 2nd St , Los Angeles, CA 90012

World 8
1057 Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

for any of the older games or systems they're your best bet if your trying to show off anything for that podcast or show and your missing something. It's also where we films are video game show Things To Do In Games.

Game Dude
12104 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

nowhere as close as World 8 to downtown; you'll have to delve into the valley, but they have a warehouse of old games.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The largest comic book store near you. Rows and rows of the newest comics. Hard to find tombs and ancient magazines and toys to put on top of your desk or in your game room. You can stick around for a comedy show at night if you enjoy the worst room to ever hold human beings in. The NerdMelt Showroom has no air conditioning or good seats.