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L.A. Weekly's Year in Food 2008


From Jonathan Gold's article: "My father was obsessed with hot dogs, to the point of distraction, and although he could discuss Bellow, Shostakovich or Jerome Kern for hours, he was happiest, I think, expounding on the great frankfurters of his youth: the taut, garlicky specimens he grew up eating, on Maxwell Street and at the original Fluky's in Chicago." Also, see more of LA's version of Chicago dogs in a slideshow by Anne Fishbein: Twinkie Dogs, Vicious Dogs, and a Taste of Chicago in L.A.; Credit: Anne Fishbein">A classic model from QT Chicago Dogs.A classic model from QT Chicago Dogs. From Jonathan Gold's article: "My father was obsessed with hot dogs, to the point of distraction, and although he could discuss Bellow, Shostakovich or Jerome Kern for hours, he was happiest, I think, expounding on the great frankfurters of his youth: the taut, garlicky specimens he grew up eating, on Maxwell Street and at the original Fluky's in Chicago." Also, see more of LA's version of Chicago dogs in a slideshow by Anne Fishbein: Twinkie Dogs, Vicious Dogs, and a Taste of Chicago in L.A.; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Photos of the most delicious and exotic dishes from 2008, including illegal bacon wrapped hot dogs, live seafood and the perfect dessert. Read Jonathan Gold's “99 Essential L.A. Restaurants.”

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