Hi 'Hounds --
My 11 year old's birthday party consists of seeing Prince Caspian at the El Capitan at 4 PM and then dinner somewhere funky and fun in the area. Mel's is the obvious choice for her age group, but she is hesitant because a friend already had her party there a couple months ago.
I suggested Lucky Devils, but that was nixed. Fabioulus is probably too adult, though she has eaten there and enjoyed it.
Any other fun eateries in the area? Obviously, quality of food is not the sole criterion, but the food must be edible and not too outre. For example, if there were a Friscos nearby that would probably be perfect. I'm not sure what the options are in the Hollywood/Highland complex these days, so those suggestions would be fine too.
Thanks for any and all suggestions!