East-Coast Chowhound here. I'll be in LA visiting Kaiser-Permanente's Medical Center on Sunset from 2/23/10 to 2/28. My mother's very sick and she's not going to be with us much longer. I found out yesterday so I haven't had much time to plan.
I don't know exactly where I'll be staying yet, but would like to know where 'hounds go in this neighborhood. I'm trying to avoid renting a car because it'd be an extravagance, particularly with the difficult parking in the area. I will be walking the neighborhood extensively, however, as I walk at least a mile a day (usually many more) for exercise.
I'm not terribly picky and love all sorts of food. I've not been to LA in many, many years so I'm completely clueless about the neighborhood.
A great breakfast place is essential. Lunch needs to be nearer to the hospital than other meals. For dinner I'd like to avoid the vegetarian restaurants that dot the landscape in that neck of the woods. My diet is meat, starch and precious few veggies. I love Italian food and find it very comforting. A good steak for two or three of the nights would be ideal.