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Food

Best Of FAIL: Saddle Ranch, Cheesecake Factory, and Katsuya Make Top L.A. Eats List

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Really? (Photo of The Saddle Ranch Chop House on Sunset by jjandames via Flickr)
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A few days ago, National Geographic revealed their favorite burgers in the country, and at the top of the list came Apple Pan. Many Angelenos disagree that this is even one of the top burgers in L.A., let alone the country. Now comes word that another travel publication, Trip Advisor, has listed their top eats in L.A., which includes douchey hell-holes such as Saddle Ranch and chains like Ruth's Chris, Katsuya, and the Cheesecake Factory.

Seriously, guys. We're somewhat miffed that this list is curated by "travelers." There's not a single whisper about any of our awesome ethnic neighborhoods like KTown, Arcadia, Monterey Park, or Artesia, which real wanderers would get a total kick out of. We do give the folks over Trip Advisor some credit in that the Bazaar, Mozza, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, and the aforementioned Apple Pan made the cut. But we really don't feel this round-up does our city much justice.

What restaurants and neighborhoods do you think showcase what L.A.'s culinary scene has to offer?