LA Weekly Best 20 Resturants in Los Angeles October 2015


#1

LA Weekly Best 20 Resturants in LA. Thoughts? Omissions?
Mostly critic Besha Rodell’s compilation.

  1. Maude
  2. Trois Mec
  3. Providence
  4. AOC
  5. Petit Trois
  6. Lukshon
  7. Q
  8. Melisse
  9. n/naka
  10. Animal
  11. Spago
  12. Sqirl
  13. Night + Market
  14. Mozza Group
  15. Bestia
  16. Rustic Canyon
  17. Guisados
  18. Baco Mercat
  19. Tsujita
  20. Republique

    Photo of Q by Danny Liao

#2

repost, though admittedly you have a more descriptive title


#3

Sorry I missed that orginal post.


#4

Now I see why it’s so shitty. La weekly. They’ve gone full out bought and sold it appears. Isn’t it time for another tom cruise puff piece ??


#5

Is it me or doe Weekily hold one of those JGold type food eating events like once every month >???

it’s a little overkill if you happen to ask me.


#6

They do one big event “2015 The Essentials” and few little ones (pancakes, burgers, and more)


#7

compare the restaurants at the essentials to their list and lemme know


#8

I don’t swear as much as kevin, but…

Fucking Q?! Unless Naruke-san has seriously re-thought and re-tooled his cold, hard shari, Q don’t even belong on the Top 100. And how on earth can it even be above n/naka?!


#9

Because lawyer money.

In all seriousness, the logic for these media rankings often goes something like this:

Editor: “We NEED to include a sushi place. Somewhere different. Somewhere new. Somewhere not so talked-about…DTLA is popping. Let’s do ‘Q,’ that sounds exotic enough.”

Intern: “They do have Edison bulbs.”

Editor: “Number…hmm, people like sushi…number 18. Scratch that; 7.”

Intern: “You sure?”

Editor: “Yeah, 7.”


#10

“Bacco Group” = top 22. I’m surprised I’ve been to nine of them.

Reads like the authors’ honest opinion to me. I can’t see how anyone could look at themselves in the mirror after putting Pizzeria Mozza on such a list but that doesn’t mean they took a bribe. They’ve been consistent fans of Q.


#11

It wouldn’t be a bribe. That’s too obvious.

But being friends, being invited to special events, being comped every time they go to an establishment, getting VIP treatment or always being able to get a reservation, invites to the next restaurant opening, etc.

I know a group that has opened a few new bars in LA in the past 2 years and each new bar they open is written up as “LA’s hottest new bar” within a week. The writer is a friend of the wife.

Stuff like that.


#12

Do they note in a disclosure that the author is a friend of the wife ?

At least, J Gold does make the disclosure that Nancy Silverton is a close friend of the family. His wife, Laurie Ochoa, has authored myriad of cookbooks with Silverton over the years.

But J Gold still praises the “Mozza Group” to the fucking high heavens, beyond the celestial firmament.


#13

Were there other bars you thought were hotter those weeks?

That kind of gossipy news item isn’t really comparable to a review. It’s not an informed value judgment, it’s just hype. Typically reviewers don’t write that stuff. When they do, the publication’s probably not serious.


#14

Personally, I think Q sushi is the best sushi restaurant in LA and the most comparable to top sushi restaurants in Japan.

I think Pizzeria Mozza has the best pizza in LA.

And I think Osteria Mozza is in the competition for best Italian in LA.

Maybe I’m influenced by lawyer money or something?