Best of LA - help some OC'rs
I'm planning a weekend trip to LA to see some of the sights I normally don't get to. My knowledge of LA is mostly nightlife, Hollywood and Highland center, and some parts of Hollywood. Need some help on food, I have Saturday planned but need dinner recs for Friday and Sunday. No Mexican, Vietnamese, or Korean as we have plenty in OC. What's quintessentially LA (but not tourist kitschy like Pink's - I've been there)? Not looking to spend more than $50 or so total for dinner for 2 so that rules out the higher end stuff. Here's my list so far, what am I missing?
Coffee and AM pastries at Little Next Door
Tommy's! - Rampart and Beverly Blvd. Eat standing up, get everything on your doublecheeseburger. That is all.
Tommy's Original World Famous
2575 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
846 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
339 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
8385 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
1047 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019
If you have time for drinks...I like taking out-of-towners for drinks at the Bonaventure in DTLA. The drinks are a little overpriced, but you do get to keep the glass they're served in and the rotating 360 degree view is simply amazing.