Brunch at Wildcraft with Diana and Jane. So-so bloody mary and slightly doughy biscuits, a decent pizza, and a beet salad that was more bacon than beet. Brussel sprouts seemed good but were actually pretty heavy due to the overload of cheese and bacon. Verdict = meh.
Ramen Jinya has expanded like crazy; despite the Sawtelle location closing, the Santa Monica one seems to be doing well. Wasn't impressed by the shrimp tempura or the takoyaki, but the ramen wasn't too bad. A little heavy but that seems to be the style for a lot of tonkotsu-based broth places today.
That said it wasn't about the food, it was the company-- Happy Birthday Diana!