Last night, Angeleno reprised its annual summer food event “To Live and Dine in L.A.,” a showcase celebration of its picks for the magazine’s annual restaurant awards, and not, it should be noted, a party for the David Hasselhoff-themed film of the same name. Though we never ran into “best new chef” winner Josef Centeno, the Fairmont Hotel was still sizzling as some of the year’s best new breakout restaurants and established honorees were on hand manning their summertime best over a profusion of grills. Ricardo Zarate and the Picca team prepared black cod anticuchos, while neighbor Andrew Kirschner of Tar & Roses grilled chicken oysters and pig tails, Blue Cow chef Joshua Smith steadied his flame on confit duck wings, and Fig’s Ray Garcia managed a bucket of pig heads for some nose-to-tail tacos. Come take a look at who was there and what they were cooking in our slide show look back at yesterday’s “To Live and Dine in L.A.” event.
Ray Garcia of Fig