Ever wonder where to eat before a Laker game when you head downtown? Try Badmaash, an Indian joint across from the courthouse (with a second outlet on Fairfax).

We had terrific service, tried dishes we hadn’t heard of before, and loved the hipster ambiance. Don’t miss the onion fritters or the chicken tikka poutine (the chef came from Canada, hence the poutine, and douses fries in an amazing sauce).