Some people are dessert lovers, but me, I'm an appetizer guy. Sometimes I'll forego an entree in favor of a few great appetizers. To me, a great appetizer will influence my entire dining experience. Once in 2006 I returned to a restaurant three nights in row for the soft-shell crabs they were serving as an appetizer. I would have gone back for a fourth night, but the restaurant got a restraining order.
So here's my question, what are the best appetizers in L.A. and who has the best overall selection of appetizers? I plan on eating my way through the list, so answer carefully.