Hi LA chowhounders!
I'm from Portland but love to "eavesdrop" on all your great discussions and lo and behold find myself coming to Manhattan Beach for a wedding post Xmas. I'll be mostly pedestrian since the wedding is right in town and being an Oregonian I would be torturous on your freeways and biways. But was wondering if there are any "don't miss" places down that way or close by - or places I should force my car driving friends to take me.
I've only been to LA once so you'll have to give me a little direction (east, south, north, west). I like the less spendy, funky, international and local hangouts (with good and bad food but maybe great people watching!).
Thanks a ton and thanks to everybody who has contributed to the chow-a-thon to keep this great site going!