We hope you're hungry!
Urbanspoon, an online user-generated restaurant guide, has just released a new feature that allows Angelenos to explore and share the best of LA's many restaurants through user-generated lists.
Urbanspoon Guides are curated lists of the best restaurants in the city, created by prominent chefs, critics and foodies. Everyone, from chefs like Michael Bryant and Richard Blais to regular food-lovers, can make lists to recommend their favorite digs.
It makes sense that Urbanspoon would launch the new feature with celebrity chefs' lists; after all, if you like the food they cook, you'd probably like the food they eat. As it stands now though, all the professionals are listing obvious gourmet standards like Animal, Osteria Mozza, and Pizzeria Mozza.
Indeed, while Urbanspoon is promoting their celebrity-curated guides, it looks like the non-professionals are doing the more intriguing work.
It could be a simple and useful way to explore LA's restaurants, cafés, bars, and food trucks based on trusted curators' recommendations -- as long as regular folk get on board, and fast.
Check out a slideshow of one of the most user-friendly lists so far -- cheap eats!
Bay Cities Italian Deli
1517 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA.
Mexicali Taco Co.
702 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA.
800 Degrees Pizza
10889 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood, CA.
El Burrito Jr.
919 S Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA.
2396 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. 4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA. 300 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 444 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA. 175 S. Fairfax Ave., Suite B, Los Angeles, CA.
Roscoe's House Of Chicken And Waffles
1514 N. Gower St., Hollywood, CA. 5006 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 730 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA. 106 Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 830 North Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA.
Sweetsalt Food Shop
10218 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, CA.
704 Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA.
4505 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA.
2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA. 12159 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA. 4655 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 850 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 1040 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA.
800 E. Third St., Los Angeles, CA. 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA.
2005 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite G, Manhattan Beach, CA.
532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA.
Tony's Darts Away
1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA.
8866 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.
8050 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA.
8200 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
8360 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA.
8351 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.