We will be spending a week in the Redondo Beach area visiting non-chowhound family.
I have the Jonathon Gold list but what other recs can people provide for this area? We are mostly interested in ethnic food though a nice dinner on the beach wouldn't be bad either. Where can we go out without getting caught in that famous LA traffic?
(We eat everything.)
Secondly, is Little Tokyo in LA like little Italy in NY or Chinatown in DC? That is, virtually non-existent and a tourist trap? If not, what, where should be sample? What about Koreatown?
I will be spending two days doing research at the motion picture archive at UCLA (Powell library)? Anything good to eat there within walking distance?
Lastly, we love hotel bars. Our guidebook lists several but I would like to hear from chow people.
Thanks so much,