I'm in Los Angeles and just learned a good friend just came out of the hospital after getting *severely* hurt in a bicycle hit-and-run accident.
He's okay and recovering, but he's stir-crazy inside his condo, in the boring process of recovery. He really can't go anywhere without friends helping him.
I'd like to send him some great foodstuffs from a nice gourmet supermarket to stock his fridge. What's nearby? Any recommendations? I have some in-town friends who can deliver the goods, but they don't live in that area, and I'd like to call and get a nice gift basket made ahead of time for them to pick up.
Any ideas of what's really good in the area? One-stop shopping for a great meat counter, cheese counter, liquor selection?
Thanks very much for any help and suggestions!