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SF hounds to visit LA , need advice

Wendy Lai | Jun 11, 200404:20 PM

I am confused as to the many many different section of LA. We'll be staying at the Ritz in Santa Monica, and the main purposes of the trip is to visit the Getty Center. Can someone suggest good eats around Santa Monica? We are looking for causaul dining mostly.

We might also spend a day doing the tourist thing in Beverly Hill and Hollywood, which I understand is two seperate areas? Any good eats there? We are open to one night of upscale fine dining, maybe somewhere that has great food and possible star sightings? I'm seeking restaurants in the same caliber as Masa's and Gary Danko of San Francisco.

I have releatives in LA, and years ago when I last visited they would always take us to Monterary Park area (we are Taiwanese) and I just loved it there. Are there any great Taiwanese places either in Monterary Park or elsewhere? I love street food, or restaurant that's serving trendy food that's popular in Taiwan now. Years ago it was Taiwanese jook with various small accompanying dishes, especially great for late night eats.

And last, not a food questions, but beside Getty Museum, are there great museum or architectural sites that we have to visit if we are into that kind of thing?


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