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TERRY BERJEON
Bistro 45
45 S. Mentor Ave
Pasadena
626-795-2478


L'Orangerie, Lunaria, La Cachette and Patina



MARY SUE MILLIKEN
& SUSAN FENINGER

Border Grill
1445 4th Street
(310) 451-1655


Yabu : "Fabulous noodles"

Remu Nakorn : "Food from Northern Thailand"

Itacho: "Fresh and wonderful"



FRED ERIC
Vida
1930 Hillhurst
Silver Lake
(213)660-4445


Vida: "I am biased but it's the best times and food meeting in the dining room"

Fred's 62: "Super tasty food for less money. "

The Little Door: "Good times and good food."



KEN FRANK


Valentino:"It's hard to eat and drink better than when you let Piero do it."

Hirozen:"It's totally unpretentious, the people are really nice, and there's always something interesting and different ."

"Maybe three or four times a month I go to Jay's Jayburgers and I get a Double Jayburger with everything on it. They've been there since the late forties or early fifties, and they make it perfect."



TOMI HARASE
Cafe Blanc
9777 S. Santa
Monica Blvd .
Beverly Hills
(310) 888-0108


Citrus, Posto and 2117



JEAN PIERRE LAMANISSIER


Chaya Brasserie : "It's a typical L.A. restaurant, very busy, fun, young L.A. crowd. The cuisine is kind of Asian light style."

Sea Lion in Malibu: "It's a total beach crowd. Lot's of seafood... very busy. Whenever I have friends in from Europe I bring them here because this place typifies the L.A. style."



NOBU MATSUHISA
Matsuhisa
129 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills
310.659.9639


Patina

Spago

Chinois on Main:"Those restaurant's dishes are very special. Because I can taste each chef's hard work."



JEAN FRANCOIS METEIGNER
La Cachette
10506 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
(310) 470-4992


Joe's, and also L'Orangerie :"It's one of a kind; it's very classy, French, and upscale."

I also like The Little Door:"It's very fun, and the food is French-Moroccan. Very simple; casual and different atmosphere."



HUGO MOLINA


Patina:"They're cooking is all well executed, they're always looking for new items, and they're flavors are well balanced."

Chinois on Main:"Excellent flavors, and the innovation is very modern. Everything is very clean, very fresh."

Saddle Peak:"It's similar style to mine. They do exotic foods very well, especially game. They also have an wonderful view."



ROBERT ROBB
Chez Melange
1716 South Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach
(310) 540-1222


Chinois on Main:"For the ambience and menu." Cafe La Boheme:" Because it has the most beautiful dining room I have ever been in." Yujean Kang's:" For the dim sum menu."



PIERO SELVAGGIO
Primi
(310) 475-9235
Posto
(818) 784-4400
Valentino
(818) 784-4400


JR Seafood : "I go on Sundays with the family."

Chinois on Main: "Exceptional food."

El Cholo: "Margaritas!"



SUZANNE TRACHT
Jozu
8360 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood
(213) 655-5600


Lares for Mexican food. Get the Lengua Verde ( tongue with green sauce.) Hirozen: for sushi and Campanile



SHIRO YAMASHIRO
Shiro
1505 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Patina. Also, Hamakawa has great sushi- there's a good selection of fish, good quality.

Farfalla on LaBrea , it's an Italian place; they make a good pasta.

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