I have the pleasure of going to LAX twice tonight: once to pick up my boyfriend and again a few hours later to get his luggage. I'm picking him up a little after 9pm and thought we could grab some food to kill time before going back to LAX around 11pm. Any suggestions of nearby eats (and possible cocktails) to pass the time? Encounter stops serving at 9:30pm. My CH search on this topic came up sparse and not very recent. Also, depending on what time they close, I am considering Ayara. Posts seem positive on this restaurant but I'm a bit wary-- is this an upscale Thai place or Asian fusion? I'm Thai, and though I'm completely open to upscale Thai eateries and modern, tasty interpretations of authentic dishes, I've found it hard to find a place that does these well. My most recent point of reference is Naraya on Robertson Blvd; the only thing I liked about the place was the ambience. Any suggestions?