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June 20 , 2001

Handy Guide
(Los Angeles Daily News)

"Just recently we came across the Gayot 2001 Los Angeles Restaurants book, which includes reviews of more than 1,300 restaurants, cafes, quick bites, ethnic markets, ice cream stores, bakeries, caterers, farmers' markets and gourmet shops in one handy volume. It includes Orange County, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, Palm Springs and San Diego. Unlike the Zagat guides, which rely on consumers for their ratings, this guide relies on knowledgeable experts in the food field.

Look for this bright yellow book ($14)—similar in shape (but thicker) than the Los Angeles Zagat restaurant guide—in bookstores. Restaurants are rated on a point system with 20 possible—and the points only reflect opinions about the food. Décor, ambience, service and wine list are commented on in the reviews.

Those traveling around the lower half of the state should find it appealing because everything is handy in one volume. Keep a copy in your car—and you'll be ready to eat on a moment's notice."

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