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Best Roasted Whole Animal

If you're looking to stoke your primordial senses, Logmeh (morsel in Farsi), a pop-up by duo Alex Jermasek, head butcher of Curtis Stone's Gwen, and Belcampo's Debbie Michail, is the perfect dining experience. Each dinner is dedicated to one animal, from succulent game birds to an entire goat, cooked in......
Crispy duck arroz caldo at a previous LASA dinner; Credit: Paulo Rafael

Best Modern Filipino Cuisine

When it comes to the Filipino food movement in Los Angeles, which is reinventing the city's experience of the cuisine, there is one restaurant that stands out as the beacon of its most modern expression: LASA. Helmed by brothers Chase and Chad Valencia, LASA (the Tagalog word for flavor) can......
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Best New Fast Food

If one restaurant has shaken up the world of fast food this past year, it would be LocoL. Conceived by chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, LocoL's ethically driven fast-food concept opened its first location in Watts. (It also just launched a food truck.) Focused on bringing prosperity to the......
Caramelized onion financiers

Wild Child Chef Jordan Kahn's Long-Awaited Return: Destroyer

When Jordan Kahn's Red Medicine closed in late 2014, the culinary world waited with bated breath to see what the Alinea and French Laundry alum would do next. Two years later, Kahn has emerged on the scene again, with a new concept called Destroyer — named, says Kahn, after the meteor......
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7 Restaurant T-Shirts Cool Enough to Actually Wear

Usually the only real interaction between food and clothes are reserved for messy eaters, but with this generation of chefs, somms and suppliers, industry swag has reached a whole new level. Instead of just easy employee uniforms or a thoughtless form of wearable free advertising, chefs and industry folk are......
Channel Islands butterfish; Credit: Hillary Eaton

With a Touch of Luxe, Red Herring Brings Casual Dining to Eagle Rock

Red Herring, the long-awaited Eagle Rock restaurant from Dave and Alexis Martin Woodall, sets out to bridge the gap between relaxed neighborhood dining and night-out fanciness. The building's unfinished wood facade and big glass windows lean more toward trendy than your average local haunt. A waiting area with plush velvet teal couches greets......
The K.G.B.: smoked salmon on rye bread

Wexler's Deli Attempts to Make Caviar Both Soulful and Sustainable

Ever since Micah Wexler decided to leave world-famous L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon to build his tiny temple of smoked meat and fish at Wexler's Deli, L.A. has been in love with the house-smoked salmon and home-cured pastrami of his modern homage to the classic deli. And for good reason. It's the......
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