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Help finding the BEST of the best....

I have been given a challenge and I would love my fellow food enthusiasts input!

What is the best of the best? It can be.....

Any type of food (just the best in it's category)
Any price range ( cheap and cheerful to urber extravagant)
Within the 1 hr range from Studio City (give or take...in weekend light traffic)

There ya go. I look forward to the suggestions!

Many thanks...

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  1. Best museum food with a view: The Restaurant at The Getty.

        1. re: bulavinaka

          It's only a starting point. After all, Mariscos Chente wasn't even around when these votes were cast!

          Mariscos Chente
          4532 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

          1. re: Servorg

            Just baiting you. :) I second MC - best Sinaloan seafood place within a 1 hr range of Studio City...

            1. re: bulavinaka

              No worries. I knew you were kidding. I hate to see great lists like the Ultimate year end voting not get "air time" every now and again and the very, very broad question by the OP seemed like a perfect time to trot it out as a good starting point for them.

              1. re: Servorg

                "I hate to see great lists like the Ultimate year end voting not get "air time" every now and again"

                And that it most definitely is - Herculean effort by Dr. Maxzook, Ph.D.

      1. While I do love the link Servorg gave you and think that's a great reference, I will add a favorite. Saddle Peak Lodge for market driven food & game. My fave in all of Southern California.

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        1. re: lotta_cox

          SPL - #24 in the hearts (stomachs?) of LA Chowhounds in 2008... ;-D>

          1. re: Servorg

            I love Saddle Peak Lodge so much I can never resist an opportunity to rec! I would marry it if I could.

        2. best 'deals' on very good food:
          1) bombay grocery in lomita for ayce vegetarian indian food.
          2) hungry pocket in santa monica for falafal sandwiches.

          1. Best laffa and hummus within 1 hr of Studio City:

            Hummus Bar and Grill
            18743 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356