I'll be visiting Los Angeles and San Diego for a week for a friend's wedding. I'll be staying near the Hollywood, Silver Lake area in LA, but have access to a car. I've been to LA a few times (and always manage to end up at The Griddle), but am always looking to try some new, interesting and unique chow places. I eat just about everything, so where are the must go places? I might get one semi-expensive night out ($20-25 entrees), but mainly looking for some casual places with great food and fun ambience.
I am also driving down to San Diego for the weekend and am eager to find some place to stop on the way down and back up. The wedding is at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego, so any suggestions in that area is also helpful. Thanks in advance