I'm going to be in Southern California (and the entire Los Angeles area) for a few days later this month. I will have a car, and am looking for several recommendations for both lunch and dinner (breakfast is probably out as this is a business trip). I will be in Orange County, Los Angeles, and even Thousand Oaks.
What are the Los Angeles (area) restaurants that I should absolutely NOT miss? I like most kinds of food, and recommendations of high-priced places are welcome (as are recommendations of hole-in-the-wall cash-only places).
I like regional food, food that reflects the area I'm visiting, etc. There is no type of place that I WON'T go.
Thanks so much.