I am from Southeast Virginia and I have an impromtu business trip next week in Torrance, CA and will be staying near the Del Amo Mall and the Honda R & D. This will be my second time to the Torrance area and on many occasions on my last visit was less than steller food-wise. I love to try new things and if you can recommend items that are especially good at the recommended restaurants. Please help!
5 dinners & 1 lunch anywhere (open to drive)
5 breakfasts & 4 lunches in Torrance
--$10 for breakfast, $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner (budget shooting for, I like to order water and focus on the food.)
I like ethnic foods:persian, chinese, japanese, fusion and mexican ( mexican food is pitiful in VA)
What are some really authentic dishes to try that are more on the light side for a lunch? What are some really California places, things to eat?
What's good at Venice or Hermosa Beach?
Also if you have any fun/unique things to do at night since I'll be busy during the days that would be great!
Thank you so much in advance for any help!!