OK, before I start, I wanted to apologize for the broad scope of this post and for the fact that I'm sure similar questions have been asked hundreds of times. I tried searching in the boards, but the "best of" threads were usually about specific locations, specific cuisines, or specific food items/dishes, and I'm really looking to give my friend a wide range of places and foods to pick from.
This is her first time in LA and California, so what would you say are the "can't miss" places? No restrictions on price, location, cuisine, or type of establishment (we're interested in delis, cafés, food trucks, restaurants, taco stands, whathaveyou), except she is from Chicago so she's probably had her share of excellent steaks and sausages there.
If a post like this already exists, I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.
If you feel like weighing in anyway, here's what I have so far:
Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles
Indian (the restaurant in San Gabriel)
Class 302 (for shaved ice)
Il Pastaio (BH)
Real Food Daily
Le Saint Amour
In & Out