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Jun 17, 2007 08:29 AM

LA Times Restaurant Guide... yawn

My eyes went straight to Eagle Rock as a test of what they decided to include in their "guide"... ONLY Casa Bianca and Mia Sushi? ONLY? And then to Pasadena, since I'm most familiar with it, and the list was full of chains and a number of boring places.

After a couple years of reading the food section I was starting to have my doubts about our city's newspaper as a place to read about chow... but this list is getting me convinced that they do little more than scratch the surface of what's going on in L.A.

Or maybe they're just biased against the East side.

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  1. When the restaurant reviews spend 70% of their copy on items other than what is on the space, or gush about a restaurant only to give it a single star, one should know that the Times is not serious about food.

    1. I haven't read it yet, but in prior years, with few exceptions, I have found them to be pretty useless. Even in the Weds and Thurs reviews, Virbilia tends to stick with Westside restaurants.

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      1. re: Bon Vivant

        the LA times is a complete loss!!! add them to the list of FOX news and such... it's all about the advertising dollar

      2. A full page on the tastless Kobe burgers of Ketchup -- the magazine lost me at that point.

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          1. Westside centric, for as long as I've been reading them.