I always wanted to try the tofu kaiseki restaurant Umenohana in Beverly Hills, but never got around to it. Only about six months after it opened, it's already closing at the end of August -- apparently too much tofu, too formal, perhaps just too Japanese for the West side crowd.
On a far less exalted note, the Briazz pre-packaged sandwich and salad place on Wilshire near LACMA is now O to Go, which has sort of a take-out orgasm connotation. Apparently they've switched to all-organic, which is a nice idea. Unfortunately, the wild salmon caesar I tried there yesterday was virtually tasteless. They could at least borrow the garlicky caesar dressing from the otherwise undistinguished Johnnie's Italian next door. They better still have the chicken chili, my default healthy lunch, or they're in serious trouble.
Next up on my lunch list to try: Pistachio Grill in Beverly Hills; sandwiches at Boule and M Cafe de Chaya, which co-worker Joe Adalian says is both tasty and healthy.