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Zagat 2002 L.A. Marketplace Guide shelved

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Samo Mar 1, 2002 04:47 PM

From a letter sent last month:

"We regret to inform you that the 2002 Los Angeles Marketplace Guide has been postponed indefinitely."

Signed "Nina and Tim Zagat."

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    Coyote500 RE: Samo Mar 1, 2002 05:58 PM

    Got same info by e-mail a month or so ago. Pity. More useful than restaurant guide in my opinion.

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      Michael Robertson Moore RE: Samo Mar 1, 2002 06:33 PM

      Drat.

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        Stan RE: Samo Mar 1, 2002 11:29 PM

        Excuse me, but "postponed indefinitely"? Like what, until 2002 rolls around again?

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          2chez mike RE: Samo Mar 2, 2002 03:20 AM

          It's about time!

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            2chez mike RE: Samo Mar 2, 2002 03:25 AM

            Gee. Now how I'm supposed to know which SoupPlantation/Olive Garden to bring my out of town guests to?

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              Filmfreaketta RE: 2chez mike Mar 2, 2002 09:11 AM

              If I'm not mistaken, The Marketplace guide (blue cover) was not a restaurant guide like the traditional guide. It was a very utilitarian guide to ethnic markets, bakeries, butchers, local gourmet shops etc. Some people on this board found it extremely helpful, and 100% more useful than the traditional restaurant guide (burgundy cover).

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                mc michael RE: Filmfreaketta Mar 2, 2002 12:01 PM

                It looks like they are concentrating on nightlife guides. Just got an email on one for the Bay area.

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                  2chex mike RE: mc michael Mar 3, 2002 12:50 AM

                  Nightlife? Those Zagat's are one swingin' family!

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              Mr Grub RE: Samo Mar 4, 2002 04:18 PM

              Good news. I just received my Chowhound LA Marketplace Guide. One entry: Surfas.

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