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Bon Appetit Spoils Rabe's Appetite in Top Ten Lists

Los Angeles needs more stylish fine-dining restaurants like Hatfield's--family-owned spots where the food (not the Hollywood crowd) is the top priority.

That's how Bon Appetit opens its description of Hatfield's in its annual Ten Best New Restaurants in America.

What LA really needs is for writers and editors to not be lazy when they write about L.A. 

Honestly, do you need to insert a Hollywood reference into every piece about Southern California? There are plenty of good restaurants on the West and East Side where the food is the focus.

Every time people write like this for a national audience, they're misinforming the public about L.A.

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