About Southern California Restaurant Writers:
Southern California Restaurant Writers, Inc. was formed in 1975 to improve the quality of the restaurant industry in this region. To further this objective, the organization bestows awards upon restaurants and individuals whose standards of quality and service deserve special recognition. These awards are presented at an annual ceremony and published for the general public.
Southern California Restaurant Writers has established a fund for scholarships to further the education of worthy individuals in the fields of restaurant service, the culinary arts, and enology. Over $150,000 has been awarded.
The award winners are chosen from among restaurants stretching from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border, that were evaluated by our members during 2010. All were judged on food, service, ambiance, and appropriate beverages, according to the organization’s standardized score sheets, which has a scoring range of 1 to 100 points.