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Oct 3, 2006 09:34 PM


I just moved from NYC to LA and am a big food snob. Is there anything good in the west hollywood area? I like AUTHENTIC restaurants like Gardens of Taxaco...I just ate at JAR which was better than most ive had here...any suggestions?? Thx.

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  1. We're really not that interested in big food snobs in L.A., so I guess we won't be of much help.
    However, it might be helpful to know what type of cuisine you like, your usual price level, and whether you're open to going outside of West Hollywood.

    1. Gardens of Taxco authentic? Live and learn, I guess.

      Do you have a car? Can you get round?

      West Hollywood is fine but I have to say, the best food in LA is in the ethnic neighbourhoods -- and apart from a bunch of Russian businesses in the east end, that isn't West Hollywood at all.

      West Hollywood is L.A.'s answer to the Village -- trendy, expensive, and high-end restaurants, but few local dives... so my question for you is, are you limited to West Hollywood, or can you drive (up to half an hour? an hour? two hours?) for great food?

      1. Not sure that most on this board would agree that Gardens of Taxco (the city in Mexico, not the oil company) is all that "authentic"--although the food's not too bad. There are a lot of quite good restaurants in the West Hollywood area, including Grace, Angelini Osteria, AOC, Lucques and many more.

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          1. Meanwhile, there are so many ex-ny food snobs in LA, it's no wonder we have so much traffic.

            By the way, Campanile, Lucques, AOC, BLD, Grace, Osteria Angelini, La Terza, Sona, Table 8...all in the general area and these ought to get a food snob off to a good start.

            Also, the only way Gardens of Taxco could only seem authentic to a NYer.