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
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
I'm comfortable walking DTLA during daylight hours. There's a quite of few restaurants near WDCH, and a search will reveal that.
Here's another thread that might be useful: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/580125 -- Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2008: The Poll Results [LONG]