Which city areas for chowhound options?
For a first time Chowhound, visiting from the East Coast, what area of the city offers the most local options for dinner - I'll have a car but would prefer to visit places on foot or mass transit.
LA Chowhounding covers quite a wide area and a wide variety of foods. What are you interested in? Where are you staying?
Reason I ask is that foot travel or mass transit might be out of the question.
Or Santa Monica/Venice, especially along Main St., given that you can take the 25c Tide Shuttle to 3rd St. Promenade, etc.
Hollywood's not a bad idea, either, since you can take the Red/Gold Lines to North Hollywood (Mexican/Salvadorean places), Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Olvera St.
Getting around LA on mass transit isn't hard, but it takes some knowing what you're doing -- if you have any way to have an Internet connexion in your hotel room, I'd suggest it as you can look up your options on metro.net. The problem with mass transit in LA is that it's mostly bus-based, so you will actually spend a great deal more time going from point A to point B than if you just drove.