Newest edition of 'Eat: Los Angeles' hits bookshelves
One of local publishing's biggest recent success stories has been Colleen Dunn Bates' "Eat," a restaurant guidebook that manages to be nearly as complete as Zagat yet still feel personal and informed. The 2012 edition is for sale now, with a section on food trucks. It's great fun to dip into to compare your favorite restaurants to those of the contributors (which include several Food section regulars). Because it's arranged geographically, it's a great addition to your car's glove compartment for when you're hungry and stuck in an unfamiliar part of town.
There's also a website with regular updates and features on restaurants and markets.
The book is available now in all the usual independent and university bookstores and specialty shops, as well as many local museum giftshops. It's also available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
-- Russ Parsons