OK, here the deal. Best friend's bday was last week, and my original plans fell through (Kathy Griffin at the Laugh Factory). So now I need a back-up plan.
Best Friend is not really a foodie, actually he cares little about food, but loves hanging out in tragically hip, happening hot spots. Unfortunately, I don't have the $$$ for most of L.A.'s hip happening hot spots.
So what I'm asking is probably anathema to most of you chowhounders but... I need a COOL looking, HIP place, regardless of what the food taste like -- it just needs to be AFFORDABLE (dinner under $25.00 per person). Prefer Silverlake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood area. Any suggestions? Thx.