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10 Dishes to Eat in LA While Watching the Dodgers Play in the 2020 World Series

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Eat something delicious LA while watching the Boys in Blue bring the trophy home

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Dodgers and Braves in game seven of the NLCS at Globe Life Field
Mookie Betts catches a potential home run ball by Freddie Freeman in game seven of the NCLS
Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

It’s time for Dodgers World Series baseball again. The Boys in Blue are playing the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2020 trophy after missing the series last year and making it the two years prior. So for the third time in four years, the Dodgers have a chance to win the World Series for the first time since 1988. The drought has lasted too long. After coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers are red-hot at the plate and on the mound. And nothing is more satisfying than eating some delicious LA food while watching the team win. Here now, Eater editors pick 10 things to order in for the World Series, from smothered chili dogs and hot chicken to Oaxacan specialties and pastrami burgers.

Valley: Cupid’s hot dogs

Two hot dogs with sauce and relish next to chips on a red table.
Hot dogs from Cupid’s
Farley Elliott

How could you not order hot dogs on a day like today, when the Boys in Blue take the field for game one of the World Series? Sure, these aren’t Dodger dogs loaded with condiments and inhaled from high up in the nosebleeds, but that’s okay; these quality and historic hot dogs still taste fantastic, especially when dripping with chili. Three locations across the Valley. —Farley Elliott

Koreatown: Kyochon wings


Wings may well be the ultimate snack food for game days. They’re portable, crispy, salty, and work for groups both large and small — so why not pick up a bucket for some at-home World Series viewing tonight? Kyochon. 3833 6th Street., Koreatown. —Farley Elliott

Boyle Heights: George’s Burgers

A box filled with food like a cheeseburger and pastrami from George’s Burger Stand.
Burgers and sandwiches from George’s burgers
Farley Elliott

Boyle Heights is the heart of LA, with its deep cultural roots and proximity to Downtown and Chavez Ravine. Swing through for an afternoon pick-up that involves lots and lots of classic SoCal-style burgers from George’s (and maybe some chili fries for the ride home, too). George’s. 2311 Cesar Chavez Ave., Boyle Heights. —Farley Elliott

Northeast LA: Hermosillo beer and fried chicken sandwich

The fried chicken sandwich has vaulted onto the food scene in the past decade or so, becoming as ubiquitous as hot dogs and burgers have been for the past century. Ordering up a stack to snack on at home is as simple as swinging through the Hermosillo in Highland Park, and doubles as an excuse to get some awesome Highland Park Brewery craft beer, which is made down on Spring Street in the shadow of the stadium itself. The Hermosillo. 5125 York Blvd., Los Angeles. —Farley Elliott

Echo Park: Masa of Echo Park pizza

Longtime Dodger fans (and visiting Chicago fans, back when in-person LA games were actually happening) all love Masa of Echo Park, the classic deep dish spot right on Sunset Boulevard. What’s better for tonight’s game than a taste of the neighborhood that loves the Boys in Blue, especially when the restaurant in question is known for dense, cheesy, pizza deliciousness? Masa of Echo Park. 1800 Sunset Boulevard., Echo Park. —Farley Elliott

South Bay: Chicken katsu plate at Aunty Maile’s

Sometimes a big plate of fried chicken thighs slathered with katsu sauce or even brown gravy placed over some white rice, and maybe some macaroni salad is exactly the thing to munch on while watching the Dodgers obliterate the Tampa Bay Rays. Aunty Maile’s is known for massive portions, so virtually any of their plates work as ballgame food, from kalbi short ribs to slow-roasted kalua pig. Aunty Maile’s. 6300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. —Matthew Kang

Venice: Great White Rotisseria

A roast chicken meal with sides on top of a metal grated black table.
Roast chicken meal from Great White Rotisseria
Matthew Kang

Is it weird having an Australian-style rotisserie chicken meal during a baseball game? Not at all. This is LA after all, and this city loves roasted chicken more than anything else (except for maybe tacos). Great White’s handy pickup window in Venice makes it easy for Westsiders to load up on juicy roast chicken, already cut up for sharing with the family. Great White Rotisseria. 80 Windward Ave., Venice. —Matthew Kang

South LA: Hotville chicken pack

Fried chicken from Hotville Chicken in Baldwin Hills Leslie Rodriguez

Of course we had to include a hot chicken place and what better than picking up a fried chicken feast from Hotville Chicken in Baldwin Hills? The recipe is straight from the iconic Prince’s in Nashville, the originator of the dish. Get as many different pieces (we like the leg quarter for maximum flavor) as possible then load up on the sides like kaleslaw and smoky mac and cheese. Hotville Chicken. 4070 Marlton Ave., South Los Angeles. —Matthew Kang

Southeast LA: Tamales from Tamales Elena

Three banana leaf tamales from Tamales Elena on a traditional plate.
Banana leaf tamales from Tamales Elena
Wonho Frank Lee

Tamales and baseball? There’s nothing better than unraveling these phenomenal banana leaf tamales from Bell Gardens while watching the Dodgers hit homers in Globe Life Field. The best part is everything is available through the drive-thru window, which gives you enough time to pick up tamales and guisados from LA’s only Afro-Mexican restaurant. FYI: they close a bit early from Sunday to Tuesday but serve until 4 p.m. other days. Tamales Elena y Antojitos. 8101 Garfield Ave, Bell Gardens. —Matthew Kang

Mid-City: Tortas and Tlayuda from Gish Bac

White plate holding a stacked torta sandwich with meats, lettuce, and sauce from Gish Bac.
Torta from Gish Bac
Matthew Kang

Mid-City’s Oaxacan gem Gish Bac is a terrific place to grab food before the game. The tortas are fantastic, with a trio of cecina, tasajo, and chorizo while the tlayudas work as a nice thing to spread in front of the television during the game. While watching a Dodger game can be stressful, nothing brings more comfort than Maria Ramos’s stellar cooking. Gish Bac. 4163 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. —Matthew Kang

Great White

8917 Melrose Avenue, , CA 90069 (424) 274-3244 Visit Website

Gish Bac

4163 West Washington Boulevard, , CA 90018 (323) 737-5050

Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe

1800 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90026 (213) 989-1558 Visit Website

George's Burger Stand

2311 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, , CA 90033 (323) 268-3965 Visit Website

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