who doesnt like a nice cheap date

Kyle Fitzpatrick has quickly become one of LA’s top bloggers

Today’s roundup on LA I’m Yours of a dozen budget date spots couldn’t be more on the money.


Pink’s Hot Dogs
We’d never suggest Pink’s for anything else ever. We try to stay as far away from that tourist trappy La Brea landmark, which just sells OK hot dogs and is always at least an hour wait. However, it would be a very cute place to go to on a date–especially a first date–as the two of you would be going to this super cheesy, slightly stupid place, probably waiting in line for up to an hour, which provides perfect fodder for talking and people watching and being cute as you decide which hot dog you want. It’s also dirt cheap because, duh, it’s hot dogs.

For similar reasons, Little Tokyo’s Daikokuya would be perfect for a date. It’s a place that almost always has a long line and is a super intimate space. The only difference between here and Pink’s is that Daikokuya is actually good. We recommend that you go a time before if you haven’t been and try their basic Daikokuya Ramen. The reason we say to do this is so when you and your date go you know how to eat the dish and you can show your date how it’s done. Who *wouldn’t* think it’s cute to be taught how to eat ramen? Also, totally metro accessible and Little Tokyo is super cute for wandering around before and after your meal.

What would i add?

How about some shrimp tacos at The Best Fish Taco in Ensenada followed by a walk over to Paradis for a scoop of ice cream? (They even have several flavors of vegan ice cream if your date rolls that way.)

What nice about Paradis’ location is that if things are going nicely and you’d like to keep it going theres the Los Feliz 3 a few blocks to the north if you’d like to take in a film, or the Good Luck bar a few blocks to the southeast.