I’m familiar with most of them. The questions your friend needs to answer is this——where are they going to be, what about transportation and how far are they willing to go. Some of those places are in Downtown L.A. while others are 30 miles or further from there. The choices that I’m familiar with are good, however. I just ate at Brent’s a few weeks ago, I stop by Philipp and Porto”s on occasion. Heard good stuff about Oikster but it’s in an area I haven’t gone to for years. A lot just depends on how far they are going and where they are staying and if they are making the trip to a “dining destination” or just looking for a place to get decent food.