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I Don't Trust Restaurant Letter Grades

When you're choosing a place to eat, how much do you factor in the rating from the Department of Health? Personally, I barely think about it. Far more important to me is—is it close to me? Does the dining area look okay enough? If it's a restaurant or food truck I'm unfamiliar with, then I'll consider the Yelp rating. But it seems to me that if a restaurant passes my eyeball test—looks clean, no visible signs of serving actual garbage—it's probably fine, right? I mean, they're open. They must be doing something right. Right? I obviously have no idea what I'm talking about.

Los Angeles follows the A/B/C grade system with the rating displayed prominently on the storefront. While I've…

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