The 11 Top 100 restaurants in California are almost evenly split between San Francisco and Los Angeles/Orange County. Here are the top-grossing independents in the Golden State.
Bottega Louie, Los Angeles
Franciscan Crab Restaurant, San Francisco
Gladstones, Pacific Palisades
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu
Boulevard, San Francisco
This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.