Jon asks, is there anyplace to eat that is walking distance from the Staples Center?
Eating L.A. doesn't get to the Staples Center often, but at the moment I don't think there's much besides The Original Pantry and The Palm, depending on whether you want your meaty American food low-end or high-end. If you don't mind driving a bit, I would recommend Mercado La Paloma, which is close to USC. However, the excellent Yucatan place Chichen Itza in the mercado is only open until about 6:30. Restaurateur Fred Eric still has plans to open something nearby, so maybe there's hope. Any ideas, readers?