We go west of La Brea about once a decade but have persuaded the hub to visit the Santa Monica Museum of Art and then see a play at Melrose and Vista. Anyplace interesting between the two destinations? He's into beer. We're both pescaterians except don't eat shellfish. We are boring old fogies. Oh, and cheap too. I almost always have an appetizer as a main and he'll have a beer or two which I sip on. I've checked this board and two of the lightly candidates-District and Test Kitchen have bitten the dust and we'd prefer somewhere that isn't closed. Would like to keep tab under $70 and noise below ear splitting. No one will be surprised that we will be dining early. Culver City out of the way. GAS IS EXPENSIVE.