After sampling the better part of Los Angeles’s 20,000 or so bistros, gastropubs,
and grand halls of fine dining, the only thing swelling more than our bellies is our pride. This is one tasty town. Here, in ascending order, are our picks for where to dine now
Mercado has been research editor at Los Angeles since 1995, where he oversees the research department and manages the editorial interns. His primary job, however, is making sure no mistakes creep into the magazine. Mercado, a former reporter at Eastern Group Publications in East L.A., served as associate research editor at the L.A. Weekly before coming to Los Angeles.