We're going to be vacationing in LA in August and since eating out is a BIG part of our vacation enjoyment we want to make sure we hit all the right spots in the amount of time we have. We want to eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner all 3 days in restaurants that really capture Southern California/LA ambiance. We'll be shopping/sightseeing, etc. in Santa Monita, Hollywood, West side. Money is no object (I've always wanted to say that) but really we're willing to pay good good money for good food. No ethnic food. Upscale casual. Non-touristy. Go ahead, hounds, give me your top picks. As I write I am dieting so that I may throughly enjoy my gastronomic orgy in a month without exploding. Don't let me down!