My business is taking me to Long Beach. I'm staying at the Renaissance Hotel on Ocean Blvd. I won't have a car, and my research indicates that it takes the Blue Line an hour to get to LA. I didn't check local bus routes or tax fares, however.
I'm looking for some nice places to eat at least 3 dinners. (one dinner is being provided by the conference.) My per-diem allowance for meals is $71, though they will be taking at least $20 off on the days the conference feeds me breakfast and lunch. That means I'm looking for something in the range of $50 for Chow worthy food of almost any cuisine, but especially something that might be unique to California.
Also, any decent places for breakfast and lunch would be appreciated, too.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.