I'm headed over to central Long Beach to see an visiting relative for dinner on Friday night. I live in Glendale, and work mid-Wilshire, and never, never find myself over Long Beach way!
The relative is staying around Long Beach Boulevard and PCH, close to the Convention Center. I would love any and all recommendations--relative is 20 or 21, but as long as we go to a restaurant, that should be fine.
This is relative's first trip to CA (and ugh! I think she's trapped in a hotel or Convention Center for all of it!) so bonus points for any pointers to a pedestrian friendly area.
I've thought about picking her up, and taking her to 3rd Street Promenade, but if I'd like to avoid extra driving times!