Embarrassing, but true: Despite excellent chowhound tips, we spent too much time emailing family members (are we the only food-loving family where everyone has to agree?) and are now closed out of Water Grill, Patina, etc. for looming D-Day May 14. We're not worthy, but still hopeful.
It doesn't have to be well known, "The Best...in LA," just the best at what it does. Thanks for giving us another chance.