Looking for suggestions of good places to have lunch midway between Santa Monica and Palm Springs. We drive from Santa Monica to meet my dad who is coming from Palm Springs. Last time we met at the Mission Inn in Riverside but it seemed like our drive was much longer because of traffic. I was considering Golden Triangle in Whittier, which is our favorite, but wondered if there might be something more equally located. My dad said that his getting too old to drive in LA traffic.