Michael Bauer Responds: And So Do We
I figured I was treading into a tsunami when I wrote about the Los Angeles restaurant scene in Food last Wednesday. I knew some would disagree, but I had no idea what I wrote would be construed as dissing our sister city to the south. Several people sent me the links to comments on LAist and Eater LA that stopped just short of sending out skewer-and-roast posse.... I'm not sure most of the posters actually read the article that described my meals and put my comments in context. Obviously the "rivalry" some mentioned -- maybe there's even a mutual inferiority complex -- is still raging.
I had a great time in Los Angeles and loved much of the food. I'm already anticipating a return visit this fall. There's no denying the fact that I like it -- right now, I really like it.
So Michael, if you're ever down here again, we'll be more than happy to give you some recommendations; we'd be even happier to help you sample the veritable cornucopia of fantastic L.A. eats (and no, of course we don't mind if the Chronicle picks up the bill!).
We still can't get over the Jason Biggs comment, though. Jason Biggs??? A star? Seriously???
Photo of San Francisco's Chinatown by pbo31 via flickr