I realize the following is a frustratingly vague request, but can anyone point me to a general overview of the chow scene in L.A.? Or to a kind of chow.com Hall of Fame for the L.A. area? I'm a New Yorker and dedicated chowhound who's just come to L.A. and I am both tremendously excited and overwhelmed by the food scene here: my first-impression sense of it is that there is such a wealth of great eating options spread so far apart that there isn't the same digestable (no pun intended) consensus list of great places that more or less exists in NYC. Where do I start?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated: I'd love links to previous board threads here, links to other online resources, recommendations of offline resources, even lists of one's own Hall-of-Fame can't-miss gotta-go-there-NOW restaurants. I need to know where to begin! Thanks so much.