Fellow SF 'hound here looking for some help. Daughter No. 1 is visiting a friend who lives in Playa del Rey, and they are in desperate need of a pho fix. They will be joined by Daughter No. 2, who lives near USC. I've tried to search the boards, but my knowledge of LA geography is embarrassingly limited, so I have no idea which of the recommended places would be even remotely convenient to either the beach areas or USC. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.