Have to work a weekend convention in Long Beach in January. Will not have any chance to get into LA or anywhere else nearby, so please do not recommend anything outside LB.
Went to Urbanspoon... the list of their top-rated places looks pretty grim. So came over here to see what you guys think. I'll eat anything, although I'm not fond of paying for red sauce Italian.
Also, any recos for coffee? Again, can't get into LA for Handsome/Intelli/Klatch etc. So anything drinkable near the LB convention center?