yes i know this is the NY board but - with all due respect to angelenos - new yorkers know from food, so PLEASE please tell me where my friends and i absolutely MUST go. we're only there for a weekend and are flying in from different countries to be together, so we need some places that are FABULOUS, memorable, new and happening (and even a few classic dives if you happen to know of any).
thanks a million in advance.
ps. we're staying at the sunset marquis and i'm also curious as to whether anyone else has.