My GF and I love trying new places, new dishes, interesting food. However, most of the time she just samples my dish and more or less orders dessert as her entree. :P
Usually one of us has to compromise and we end up going to a place that has great food, but a boring/nonexistent dessert menu. Or has a few amazing desserts, but rather uninspired food. I'd love to have a selection of places that at least do something interesting on both ends of the menu - be they dives, splurges, or something in between. (We're open to pretty much any genre or culinary region) We're Central/East LA, but we'd drive out to the valley or the beach for a worthwhile place.
Any and all suggestions, tips would be appreciated.