Independent Restaurants with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30
First Place: Javier's Cantina and Grill, Irvine, Calif.
Specifying Team: Javier Sosa Sr., owner, Javier's; Javier Sosa Jr., manager, Javier's; Brian Latimer, president, Tepper Restaurant Supply, West Los Angeles, Calif.; Bonnie Kostecka, director of sales, Tepper Restaurant Supply, West Los Angeles, Calif.; David Warner, outside sales, Pro Reps, Costa Mesa, Calif.
China: Villeroy & Boch (Corpo, Dune, Marchesi, New Wave, Pi Carre, Slide, Universal and Urban), Homer Laughlin (Alexa soup bowl and stacking salsa bowl)
Flatware: Dudson (Black Chagall)
Glassware: Libbey (white wine glass), Cardinal (Excalibur Grand Balloon margarita glass)
Accessories: Homer Laughlin (Pusline oval sugar holder)