Thx to Mc Michael, below are Gourmet's picks for best LA restaurants for 2002, moved from General Topics board.
Buzz: Angelini Osteria
Personal Favorite: Campanile
Neighborhood Gems: Mimosa: Josie; Cafe Blanc; The House
and my response which I -- duh -- thot I was posting to this board in the first place:
Glad to see Cafe Blanc on the list. Tho we Grubs are not particularly enamored with fusion cuisine, Tommy Harase's been doing it for so long that his creations are dish-for-dish sublime.