I’ve def parked in the surrounding area after 6PM, so the permit restrictions likely change by block.
To @joshing : yeah, parking is kind of a pain, but it’s still totally doable if you’re not in a huge rush and you’re patient. It also gets easier when you get to know the area better. And the surrounding area, while VERY dark, is very easily walkable.
Most of UCLA doesn’t start until late September. Only the med school and maybe the law school have started? I think it makes little difference in terms of wait and such, though. The grad students are all still around!
On a related note, I tried Cafe Brentwood yesterday. Quite tasty, although not exactly cheap. I had the spaghetti + butter and Parmesan. Not sure where the black pepper went. Portion looked tiny, but it was SO rich that the portion was fine! Partner had the tuna melt. Grilled rye bread was delicious. He likes this tuna melt more than SM Seafood. I prefer SM Seafood b/c I liked a very pureed tuna salad, and I like the sweet peppers.
Hopefully you go in time to see the Buddhist caves exhibit. It’s AMAZING.