You gave me some great suggestions near Encino/Balboa -- the Bamboo Forest chinese restaurant on Burbank near Kester is a real find -- cheap lunch combos, really good orange chicken, pungent shrimp, or mongolian beef, and the best hot'n'sour soup I've found.
So I've just begun playing Hansen Dam. Great course. I see a lot of small places on GlenOaks from the 118 to the course, a bbq place, a taco place. Any rare finds?