File this under my least fave kinda Chowhound posts:
Where to take a Chowish friend for her bday?
Needs: Hollywood (or environs), good wine list, won't break the bank; something new and noteworthy, preferably gem-in-the-rough. Bday girl loves Italian but we've done La Buca and Angelini. Any other new and interesting ideas?
I'll promise a report.... :)