Last night I went with my family to see Wicked at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, to celebrate my mom's birthday - some more. We actually call it her birthmonth, because that's about how long we celebrate for. I've sang Happy Birthday to her 4 times so far. Actually 3 different times, but at one meal she made us sing twice so that she could get it on video.
SO we went out for dinner at a restaurant called Citizen Smith. Outstanding! Highly recommend it. It's southern food, so we ate lots of good fried stuff. Onion rings, Friend Green Tomotoes (which I've always wanted to try), Jalepeño Macaroni & Cheese, I ordered Filet Mignon which came with mashed potatoes and smashed peas - so good. It had a very cool, urban vibe. Chandeliers, dark wood, wall sconces, tall windows with dramatic drapes...very cool.
From there we walked to the Theater, about 5 blocks. I had purchased everyone's favorite candy for the show - which was a hit. Then to boot...the show was amazing. I didn't know much of the story line or really anything going into it - but I absolutely loved it.
When in the LA area, I would suggest this for a solid (but expensive) evening out.