Sat lunch in Westwood Village - ideas?
I'm going to a basketball game at UCLA & would like to have lunch in Westwood Village before the game (3PM).
Things always seem a-changin' in Westwood, so I was wondering if there were any "gems" I'm unaware of. I like Pain Quotidien (but have been there many times - want to try something new) and The Gardens (can't stop calling it Hamlet Gardens...). I heard that there is a Clementine in the Hammer Museum - is it any good? Are they open on Saturday?
Any other ideas? We're looking for tasty & fun.
Goto Scallions (chinese food), always seemed fresh and not very greasy. Their fried rice is pretty good.
There are a ton of options .. any particular cuisine? In Westwood Village proper, I like Damon & Pythias, Westwood Brewing Co, and Noodle Planet. If you're willing to be a little out of the Village, there are a plethora of great Persian/Mediterranean places - specifically Sunnin for Lebanese or Shahrezad for Persian. Stop by Diddy Riese afterwards for ice cream sandwiches or cookies before Pauley.
I think Damon and Pythias is still there, at least it was about 1 month ago. I really like their salads and veggies. Very reasonably priced. Good quality "toppings".