I have been meaning to plan an evening in Hollywood sometime soon (I live out of the area) where a friend and I will be taking in a show/movie either prior to or following a dining extravaganza at the Hungry Cat.
This will be my first time at the H.C., and I am really looking forward to it. As far as chow ideas, I am pretty set on that thanks to the numerous helpful Chowhound posts I have seen on the "Los Angeles Area" message board in the past year or so, as well as information I have gleaned from the H.C. Website. What I really need is advice on logistics, such as where to park, time required to walk to the restaurant, how to get to the restaurant, etc.
So how about it all you Hungry Cat regulars? Can you help me out?
Here is what I need to know:
1. Where should I park?
I know from past experience that Hollywood can be a maze of "No Parking" zones; each carrying with it the potential to completely ruin a day or evening out, and then cost a fortune to boot.
I want to avoid this, but would also like to know some "locals only" tips on the closest and safest places to park for dinner at the Hungry Cat.
So, where do you recommend parking, and what time is best to park there? Finally, how much does it cost to do so?
2. How much time does it take to walk to the Hungry Cat, and what is the best route to get there?
After parking in the recommended parking space, how much time should I allow for my friend and I to stroll leisurely to the restaurant? I am trying my best to plan this to be a nice, relaxing evening. With this in mind, I would like to not have to rush from my car to the restaurant. And, in a nutshell, what is your recommended route to take? No need for micro-details here; just a basic idea to get me going in the right direction.
3. How much time should I plan for a nice, relaxing dinner for two at the Hungry Cat?
Assuming that we will be catching a movie or show following our Hungry Cat dinner, how much time should be safely allowed for dinner?
Thank you very much for the help!