LA has 24 new Michelin stars, but after being snubbed for so long, should we care?

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Michelin Guide restaurant in Thailand. Photo credit: Janne Räkköläinen/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

Since 2010, Michelin did not give its coveted stars to any restaurants in Los Angeles (or Southern California for that matter). But this year, 24 restaurants in LA received stars. Some chefs and restaurant goers are celebrating the return of Michelin’s favor, while others are not.