I will be staying at the Holiday Inn on Ventura Blvd between the DeSoto and Topanga Cyn exits off the 101, for most of this week. I will be very involved in a conference but mostly eating by myself and not much time for roaming far afield. Can anyone recommend good casual places where I will feel comfortable eating dinner by myself, and don't have to drive too far? Any cuisine is fine, but particularly interesting to me would be any Asian cuisine, pizza, brew pubs, Middle eastern ... jeez, did I leave anything out? Thanks, all!