The World's 50 Best, which just came out with their latest edition of heralded restaurants last night, hates Los Angeles, and loves New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Thanks for nothing. That's fine, we'll stick to our restaurants. But, if LA could happily submit some places for the most self-aggrandizing listicle in the world, how about these spots:
- Spago (Previously on the list...in 2004)
- Trois Mec
- Taco Maria
OK, so you might say that it's pretty tough to get on the list. One could also say that the voting and ranking system is ridiculous. How does a place like Gaggan go from number ten in the world down to number 23? How does Alinea remain in the top twenty despite being open for only part of the last year? If you're going to make the argument that a place must serve extremely expensive tasting menus, then why is NYC's Estela (sporting an a la carte menu) on the list at 44?
The simple truth is that the World's 50 Best doesn't think LA has great restaurants. The James Beard Awards woke up this year. It's time for the #worlds50best to wake up too. Do you have any other nominations for LA's World's 50 Best entry? Hit the comments.