I know the difference between the two, based upon ingredients, and I've eaten Cioppino in a number of restaurants. I've never had bouillabaisse in a restaurant acutally. I'm looking for recs for good versions of both of these dishes in L.A.--between Hollywood and the beach-- and the valley -- between Calabasas and Studio City.
Here's my issue... I'm not a huge clam and mussel person, so if by some miracle, there are places that include a larger array of seafood in their dishes, they would be preferrable, as I usually tend to ask the kitchen to leave out clams and mussels... Yes, I know this defeats the purpose of ordering a fish soup/stew, so please save the criticism and derision... Eat, and let eat! TIA!