My better half and I have the opportunity to venture out to lunch on weekdays -- something we were barely been able to do while we were enslaved to desks for the last 30-something years. (I feel so old I remember "thirty-something"!) I am not talking about everyday of course, but say once a week, maybe twice. So I'm wondering -- where have you had wonderful lunches? Not quick Olive Graden style lunches that get you back to your cubicle in 30 minutes or less. We are looking for magical, mystery, memory-making experiences!
It does not have to be glitzy or expensive; it does not have to be near where we live (the valley). Even though one person strongly recommended The Palm (maybe knowing that I like Musso Franks for its Hollywood history) and my cousin adores Mozza, we've also been to Taix in L.A., Talleyrand in Burbank, Taste in Pacific Palisades (when it was 105 in the valley!), a renovated train called Vintage Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano, Taylors in both locations,L'Affair Cafe in Mission Hills and Ernie's in North Hollywood. We also like the known upscale places, but are really looking for The Fun (maybe even dorky) Experience.
Any special L.A. lunch experiences you'd like to share? We'd love to hear about the your experience -- the restaurant AND the back story!
Many thanks -