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October 2001

Discoveries: A Tasteful Guide to L.A.
(Valley Magazine)

"If your favorite neighborhood restaurant has gone from Italian to Thai to Mexican to Chinese, it's not surprising. Here in the City of Angels, restaurants are hotter than wasabi one day and colder than gelato the next. To help diners navigate through Southern California's thousands of eateries, Gayot Publications "2001 Los Angeles Restaurants" fits the bill. More than 400 pages are devoted to dining in restaurants from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Reviews are literally to the point, with a rating system that evaluates quality and consistency, and includes tidbits about best dishes, food, atmosphere, parking and hours. Pages are devoted to gourmet shops and specialty markets, as well as "Beach Eats" and "Star Spotting." For those who don't know their Vittel from their Volvic (we're talking H2O here), the book has a water glossary. There are also glossaries for wines, menu items and coffee beans and specialty drinks. Published by GaultMillau, the paperback is $14."


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