Preview of 101 list being released Dec 7th. Congrats to needle and holy basil
All Day Baby
Angry Egret Dinette
The Arthur J
Burritos La Palma
Connie & Ted’s
Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
5 Stars Hue
Flavors From Afar
Forn Al Hara
For the Win
Grand Central Market
Hawkins House of Burgers
Jiang Nan Spring
Jon & Vinny’s
Macheen at Milpa Grille
Meals by Genet
Mi Ranchito Veracruz
Moo’s Craft Barbecue
Northern Thai Food Club
Orsa & Winston
Pearl River Deli
Phnom Penh Noodle Shack
Post & Beam
Spoon & Pork
Sun Nong Dan
Surawon Tofu House
Tamales Elena y Antojitos
Taste of Tehran
Any surprise new places or omissions?
I like that he included PRD despite it being in the throes of moving. And the alphabetical sort.
congratulations to sushi kaneyoshi, 5 stars hue and @hppzz
Lol why me? Looks like 5 stars took golden deli’s spot. They better up their game because golden delight looks poised to be best Vietnamese in SGV
Lets be honest, was Golden Deli even noteworthy among SGV Vietnamese places? Never understood the hype.
Their rice paper egg rolls are great and it helps to be one of jgolds favorite spots… most things on the menu are solid, you could do a lot worse for Vietnamese in the SGV…but destination worthy? Ehh
Average at best
lol all this list does is remind me of how much I miss jonathan gold.
Most of the list IS Jonathan Gold. I looked up some places that I didn’t recognize and almost all had been on his previous 101 lists. And the bulk of the rest were his, too.
How was Angler not on the list? Who would you replace to put on the list? I am actually surprised because it’s still one of my favorite restaurants and I recently had a really great meal there. Personally, i would take Rossoblu out and replace it with Angler
I am looking forward to reading the copy.
Bladdison has (largely) been MIA, as far as features and reviewing , for the past few months while working on this.
Tsubaki is a bit of a head-scratcher for me.
It’s good, but I find many dishes average - standard izakaya chow,with some “elevated” dishes/ingredients to bolster the prices, IMHO. Shibumi, Shunji, Hero, n/naka etc are doing much more delicious and creative things with modern izakaya.
Replace Hotville and Sonoratown with Howlin Ray and Tire Shop
Sun Nong Dan is mediocre and expensive at best for me. Their kalbi jjim with cheese and pieces of sliced brisket instead of big on the bone short rib is a travesty. No thanks. Plenty of other much better Korean places that could have been chosen.
I like the concept of Chifa but some of you said execution is not there….anyone been recently?
I think it’s cool they included Little Arabia, Little Saigon, and Cambodia Town with Forn Al Hara, Pho 79, and the Shack respectively. I think Pho 79 has always made it to this list to my knowledge.
When did that change happen? I remember it with bone-in at Koreatown and both SGV locations.
I haven’t been to the original location in years, but the one i used to frequent was the one in San Gabriel (on Las Tunas) and yes, that one went terribly downhill for me. they used to have the bone short rib and it got replaced with thin pieces of meat and beef ribs which had little to no meat on them.