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L.A. Restaurants Make Newsweek and Bon Appetit 'Best of' Lists

A bäco--flatbread sandwich--from Bäco Mercat (Photo by djjewelz via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Today is a good day for listicles. First off, Newsweek announced their 101 best places in the world to eat, of which Farmshop in Brentwood is one. And by one, we mean the only one in L.A. to make the North American list.

The selections for Newsweek's story were made by 53 of the world's best chefs, which is a slightly odd number to use, but no matter. We liked how each chef gave a quote on why each establishment was selected, and which dishes rocked their world. Naturally, the North American section skewed towards New York, but there were other West Coast picks like San Franciso's SPQR, which is helmed by Matt Acarino (formerly of Craft Los Angeles) and the city's Coi.

Los Angeles was represented a bit more strongly in Bon Appetit's 50 best new restaurantsnoms, with two of our local establishments getting a nod: Josef Centeno's Baco Mercat and Michael Voltaggio's ink.

Do you agree that those three restaurants embody what our city's dining scene is all about? What did Newsweek and Bon Ap miss out on?