Mayors of expensive tastes

EaterLA's Lesley Balla did a little feature for Angeleno's food issue this month comparing the dining quotients of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and predecessor once-removed Richard Riordan. (Jim Hahn gets left out — again.) Given that some people still roll their eyes over Villaraigosa's quip a few years ago about a $140 bottle of wine being "a good value," his personal favorite L.A. dishes — "oysters from Water Grill, ceviche from Ciudad, filets from Mastro's, Wolfgang [Puck]'s coconut sorbet" — won't win him new friends among the proletariat. Favorite drink: "Red wine, preferably a quality Syrah."

Antonio's restaurants

Riordan's choices, only slightly more common, after the jump.

Riordan's restaurant choices

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