I'm a Northeast L.A. kind of girl, but am *thisclose* to accepting a job in Santa Monica at 20th and Colorado. Generally I do not venture west of La Brea, so I'm pretty clueless about the wide world of food out there on the far-western frontier.
I'd like to start compiling a list of new places to try, and am open to suggestions that fit the following:
No Italian, sushi, vegetarian, or sandwiches. I'm diabetic and have to limit carbs; I also have an aversion to tomatoes or anything raw. And I'm an unrepentant carnivore :)
Low-key, not pretentious, not a scene. I prefer hole-in-the-wall, ethnic-dive types of places.
Bonus points for good Thai or Mexican, my two favorites.
Thanks in advance!