I am a single mom taking my son and his best friend (another guy) to celebrate high school graduation with a superlative meal. These young men really, really love to eat great food and they have pretty sophisticated and well-educated palates. Price is not really an issue and since these two can't drink (at least not legally) the wine list is not too important, although I certainly hope to be able to drink something really decent by the glass or half-bottle. Would be good to also have a place that is not too hush-hush because we all like to talk it up. So, suggestions please for a place that is fun with amazing, celebratory food that is not to precious and not strictly Asian and has, I hope, some substantial meat offerings. Oh, and nothing west of Beverly Hills, since we start off in Silver Lake.