Greetings, LA Chowhounders!
My best friend is flying out from upstate NY to be on Jeopardy (a life long dream of hers!) and I'm flying down from Seattle to meet her. She'll be there from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
Would Mozza2Go and Umami burger be delicious and fairly low-key food options? They are both app. 13 miles from the hotel. My friend will be tired after the long coast-to-coast flight, and then the day of taping, but we would like to eat great food without adding too much to the stress of travel.
Is taking a cab sensible? I don't want to bother with renting a car unless I have to. The only errands I'll be running are food related: getting to food, picking up food, buying champagne to consume back at the hotel.
My plan is to call ahead and get takeout from Mozza2Go on Tuesday late afternoon, then cab there and bring the food back to the hotel, where my friend will be arriving. Wednesday night we could cab to Umami and eat there. Can anyone tell me if we should expect long lines, big crowds or a super loud environment?
Feedback on food choices would be appreciated, too! Am I missing something that I shouldn't be?