Blame it on food coma. We're a little slow on the uptake (read coverage of yesterday's event at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel here, here, and here), but we have even more delicious food photos from Angeleno Magazine's 9th annual "To Live And Dine In L.A." food fete.
The event celebrated the release of this month's Restaurant Issue, which awards LA's best new chefs, restaurants, and do-gooders in the local food industry with the magazine's annual restaurant awards. All of the award winners (which included Chef Roy Choi for A-Frame and Chef Jordan Kahn from Red Medicine) represent the best of the city's burgeoning food scene and were on hand to pass out samples of their signature dishes. Huge portions (some plates weren't "tastes," they were appetizer-sized!), short lines, and a highly curated list of participating restaurants makes Angeleno's annual event one of LA's hottest tasting tickets.
Wells Fargo Prize For Outstanding Community Work: Akasha Richmond of Akasha
Best New Chef: Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine
Best New Mixologist: Julian Cox of Playa
Best New Hidden Gem: Robata Jinya
Best New Restaurant: A-Frame
Best Service At A New Restaurant: Scarpetta
Best New Dish: Porcetto from Sotto
Best New Sommelier: Helen Johannesen of Son of a Gun
Best New Pastry Chef: Josh Graves of Ray's & Stark Bar
Best Atmosphere: Eveleigh