The concept is simple: everyone is asked to list, in rank order, your five top restaurants in Los Angeles County that you would recommend to houndly out-of-town visitors or to Chowfriends for a special occasion. Since we worship at the altar of deliciousness, your ranking should be based 75% on food and 25% on everything else...
Voters were asked to vote for up to ten restaurants, five in each of two categories [over and under $25}. Their first-place choices got points equal to the number of restaurants they voted for; second-place got one vote less, and so forth. So, those who voted for five restaurants gave five points for their first choice, four for their second, three for their third, two for their fourth and one for their fifth choice.
For the complete results, check out Chowhound.
For your consideration, we present the top 10 overall restaurants according to the poll. Which of these Chowhound Favorites is LA's restaurant of the year?