My family is coming out for my graduation in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what suggestions the experienced-diners of Chowhound might have. There will be about 15 of us altogether, and I'd like to go somewhere outside of downtown L.A. (which leaves it pretty open - Pasadena, Santa Monica, Hollywood, or anywhere in between!)
Nothing over $20 per person, and something with vegetarian options (so, that eliminates the fancy-schmancy steak and seafood places). Italian, Thai, Indian, American... pretty much anything is okay.
So, foodies of L.A. - direct me and I shall go!