My sister and I are flying into LA on Friday (short notice trip) to look at a VW Eos with the 99% chance of her buying it. If not buying it, then probably going to rent a car and blast up to Seattle. Hey, we were planning on driving anyway, so why not rent instead of fly? Anyway, the dealership is in Downey, and we would likely need at least one meal in the area, and then we drive... North? What route options do we need to consider or otherwise strongly avoid? Just tough it out on I5, or go another route? What about tolls and etc getting out of LA and traveling up the state? Let me know your lunch recommendations near Downey, and then how we get the hell out of LA without committing some crime (it's CA, everything's a crime...).