Planning (my own) 11th hour wedding in late August and struggling to find a Westside locale for rehearsal dinner. Looking for relaxed/casual, colorful, with capacity for party of around 40 or so. Was hoping for The Galley...too pricey. Was hoping for Lily's...won't reserve patio. Was hoping for Lare's...wont reserve upstairs on Friday nite.
Mexican would be first choice (Paco's is a no go as well...trying to avoid Casa Sanchez), but will reconsider. Just want it to feel unique, not some hotel or hipster joint.
Any advice would be great.
And BTW, not too long ago I asked for a place to cater Santa Maria BBQ for a wedding - thank you to whoever suggested Pure Joy in Santa Barbara. Their tri-tip is A+ amazing and they will be grilling for our big nite.