Pre-game "tailgate" meal in Westwood
Great sandwiches at Fundamental LA on Westwood Blvd. two blocks south of Wishire Blvd, blink and you'll miss it, a very tiny location. Call first and maybe you could take over the entire restaurant. One of the best in the area. Menu changes daily.
fundamental Los Angeles
1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Glendon, BJ's, The Stand, Barney's Beanery would probably all work.
More out of Westwood proper, but better food IMO at Sunnin and Shamshiri Grill.
BSW6490 may have meant Jerry's Deli which is actually in Westwood, but the food is just passable.
1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
completely agree with TracyS that Shamshiri offers better food. before gas prices went over $4/gallon, it was on my regular rotation (and when i get a hybrid car, it probably will be back on my regular rotation).
that said, though, i don't think of it as a "grazing" kind of place, more like a "let's sit down and eat a meal together" kind of place. also, quite often "tailgating" parties are centered around the drink as much or more than the food, and shamshiri grill, even though they do serve wine, is not the first place i'd pick for having a drink. . . .
Not with in walking distance but I like Pitfire Pizza on Westwood Blvd near Santa Monica Blvd.
Or right in Westwood Village is the very casual Lamonica's New York Pizza, you can get whole pies or just slices and then you can have Stan's Donuts right after (I love their fresh peanut butter and banana donut).
Pitfire Pizza Company
2018 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Lamonica's New York Pizza
1066 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
10948 Weyburn Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024