@JKB: This list is for the vendors who will help cater the event, and not the 101 actual restaurants (though I would assume there’d be overlap). Maybe Needle will still make the cut on the list (as hopefully Shunji, n/naka, Hayato, etc…).
I really hope it is ranked. I love the countdown!! It’s the best part. Just like when they do 500 greatest songs or things of that nature, it loses some luster for me when it’s just a straight up list with no ranking. And it’s fun to discuss why certain restaurants are in certain places.
Funny. I’m the biggest proponent of vegan restaurants here, but Peony and I both thought Crossroads sucks (in our one visit). I do, however, appreciate that LATimes thought it was obligatory to name a vegan restaurant.