I am going to spend about 12 hours a day for nine weeks this fall at a job on La Cienega just north of The 10. I am not going to have much time for meals (I will be doing lunch and dinner in the area), so I was wondering if I could get some advice about good places to eat and/or shop, large or small, in the area. Funky is fine, hole in the wall, take out, whatever. I will certainly be bringing some meals but I am going to need to find some places to go as well. From a first glance, it is a fast food wasteland. I am talking about a 10-12 block radius.
Thanks for any help.