A friend is stopping by my place in Torrance after 8 pm tonight and wants to have dinner. He's letting me "choose," but this is difficult for me.
First of all, there aren't that many places open after 8 pm. He probably won't even arrive until 9. I am aiming for a casual place where you can sit down and eat that isn't in the Denny's category. I also don't want take-out because my apt is so embarrassingly filthy and messy, there's nowhere for anyone (but me) to sit down and eat. (that's too bad, cause otherwise take-out would fit so perfectly, I know)
I've gone to Lucky Strike in Del Amo -- two weeks in a row now. With the same friend. I don't want to go a third time, as great as it is.
If desperate, I will probably end up going to Denny's or one of the chain family restaurants like Elephant Bar (if their kitchen even stays open that late). I don't want to spend much money, though. And I don't want to drive too far, since this is supposed to be a pretty quick and casual meal, so Torrance and central Redondo Beach are pretty much it.
Thanks for any suggestions
ps if all else fails, could anyone at least just tell me if they know of any sit-down places that even serve food after 8 pm in the Torrance + Hawthorne Blvd intersection area (+10 miles)?