Can anyone recommend some decent everyday type places for eating alone in downtown? I'm here for a month or two for work, and don't have a big expense account. Sitting at the bar is always nice, but I'm not afraid to sit alone at a table with a book for the right dish. I've scanned the board, but most people who ask this question seem to have a car -- I do not. Anything within a few (5?) blocks of Horton Plaza (I know) will do. All cuisines are welcome. A nice by-the-glass wine list is a bonus.
And please, don't send me to a "restaurant" in the Gaslamp and tell me to get there early before the hip crowd.