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The finest food in Los Angeles for even the thinnest wallets

Is it possible to spend more than $400 per person at some of the restaurants on this year's list of the best 101? Of course. Cuisine costs. But great cooking takes many different forms in Los Angeles, and some of the most exquisite flavors belong to us all. Attari Sandwich Shop Attari is a slice...

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