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99 Essential Restaurants (moved from L.A. board)

Well, it's Thursday which means there's a new LA Weekly out. Anybody got any opinions on Mr. Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants? Anything you would have left out, anything you would have added?

Here's the link, if you're interested:

http://www.laweekly.com/2008-11-13/ea...

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up !

    1. Looks no better or worse than any other guide out there.
      Lots of misses, lots of shouldn't-be-theres.
      Like : Craft in the first group.
      Like : Bastide in the second.

      1. No two people are going to agree 100% on everything; I trust J. Gold's taste on almost everything, just because we always seem to agree on the things that appeal the most to me, and if he loves a place I know I'll enjoy a meal there. That said, although I probably like Pie'n'Burger almost as much as he does, I'd have cut it in a heartbeat to get Pann's in there. See what I mean?

        1. Wow...Patina made the list but Water Grill did not.

          1. To me its based more on who his friends are than quality (see Beacon). Do we need two mozza's in the list--I think not--nothing is less essential than Mozza.

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              1. re: RicRios

                Add me to that list!
                And I cannot imagine any Patina Group operation even merits a token consideration.

              2. re: Adsvino

                Ouch ! I feel that Mozza is pretty essential. But hey, vivre le difference !

                That's just more butterscotch buddino for me :-)

                1. re: mikester

                  You could have gotten that at Jar already (also on the list).

                  1. re: mikester

                    I agree Mikester...I love those beets with horseradish.