A vegetarian friend and myself (staunchly omniverous), both from nyc, will be exploring LA next wknd. Need recommendations for:
* recovery bloody marys and brunch/lunch in hollywood or vicinity. must have outdoor seating (excuse to hide behind sunglasses); pref not too pricey.
* dinner in hollywood or vicinity. don't care much about price; just needs to be veg-friendly but still a memorable meal. we're more interested in good food, wine, cocktails, and service; not so interested in scenes/hipness.
* sunday dinner in sta monica. we'll get post-beach drinks at the galley, but not interested in eating there. looking for something casual ("ethnic" would be good) and, again, veg-friendly.
thanks in advance!