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A Saturday lunch....casual, not ethnic, not expensive

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A Saturday lunch....casual, not ethnic, not expensive

Shadow | Jul 15, 2008 12:56 PM

I live 3 hours away from LA but get down every so often and grew up in LA...so I do know the areas...and I do have my favorites but they won't work in this situation. My sister is flying in to LA on the 26th, and I am driving to LAX to pick her up with 2 friends (all ladies....not hipsters, but not ready for rocking chairs either!!lol). My sister loves the Cuban restaurant Versailles (in Manhattan Beach) so we may end up there...(not sure if my other friends will like it). Also, that night we are going to the Hollywood Bowl to see Diana Ross....(we don't have great seats because I just found out my sister was coming). Two of them have never been so it will be a fun night!! We will have to hang out somewhere and or shop since we won't be going home until late that night...ugh, the drive home!

So, if we don't eat at the Cuban place I racking my brain with a place everyone will like...(yeah, that's my first mistake). I am thinking of Clementines but I also thought of the Surfas Cafe since one of the ladies would get a kick out of the store, but hear the food in the Cafe's not great. I am also thinking of Joans on Third (but was also thinking of saving that for the later afternoon to pick up food the the Bowl). Also, BLD? Or Bread Bar?

If we do Clementines for lunch I was thinking that Joans on Third for dinner would be too much of the same? My friends are not adverturous eaters and can't spend $30 for lunch.

I'd love somewhere we could sit and relax for a bit since my sister would have just flown in from Texas.

Sorry, this is me thining out loud...but, though someone might have some ideas or thoughts on this.

I appreciate any help, thanks!

Shadow

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