Dinner Before Groundlings -- Melrose Area
Topic explains it all but looking for fairly moderate/cheap-eats. Recently done Angeli. We can always eat nearby and drive to Groundlings, but first option would be to eat on Melrose... what's there now?
Also, isn't there a sorta bar food place that recently opened... on 3rd?
off the top of my head:
Azami Cafe (sushi)
M Cafe de Chaya (gourmet macrobiotic)
(the) Cube (on LaBrea just S of Melrose, wine bar, maybe what you were thinking of)
Star of India (no frills, but pretty decent, basic Indian)
This is a very cheesy stretch of Melrose. Seemingly a lot of restaurants, but not very many that are passable.
Also, Red Pearl Kitchen is relatively nearby, as will be Pizzeria Mozza, but it's not open yet.
Good luck finding parking over here, as !@#$%&** Pinkberry is messing up this neighborhood now also and more and more permit-only parking has popped up, esp. N of Melrose.