Staying at Sheraton Universal the night before. He has his pre-race dinner ritual (Power Bars, sports drinks, etc). I've got the option of anywhere in the general area. Don't want anywhere fancy (interpret as you like), since he'd want to be eating it as well.
Eating pretty early (before 7). Atmosphere is a factor (prefer not to do take-out), but not mandatory. Hopefully the place won't have any issue with him bringing his own food either.
When we are driving thru LA, I always see Galanga Thai in West Hollywood. Will end up there unless I can be swayed.
Location - 10 mile radius of hotel
Price - under $30 before tax/tip
Cuisine - anything not spicy. I like American (new/old/diners) and most Asian.