Is Los Angeles the best food town in America? So asked the entire text of a post on Gawker on Monday morning, which was in turn referring to a Daily Beast story that came out over the weekend anointing our fair city the country's best.
Nanette Gonzales Taco from chef Ricardo Zarate of Paiche, Picca and Mo-Chica
In the Gawker comments section the regular tropes about L.A. played out. "They don't even eat in Los Angeles"; stuff about the Kardashians; and every person claiming their own city as the best, from the obvious contenders (New York, Chicago) to some very wishful thinking (Denver. Sorry Denver, but seriously?).
Despite what I consider to be a completely meaningless discussion -- what is it with food people's obsession with the totally un-quantifiable concept of "best"? -- there's no doubt that Los Angeles is having a food moment of sorts, and that it's possible we'll finally begin to get our due on a national and international level.More »