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  1. Grub Guide
    Seven Sublime Chef-Driven Taquerias, And Seven More Honorable MentionsSure even Vince Neil has a taco spot these days, but little compares to these chef-engineered examples.
  2. Contests
    We’re Giving Away Two Tickets To The Cochon 555 After-Party, May 5 at House ofThe Cinco de Mayo bash includes tequila and mezcal slushies and a barbecue prepared by Christian Page of Short Order.
  3. Grub Guide
    Twelve Outstanding L.A. Bars and Restaurants Bottling Their Own Booze and SodasPinot noir, natural sodas, sake, and bottle-conditioned cocktails are available across L.A. from some of our favorite places to eat.
  4. Oeno-File
    Fig Finally Springs Its New Wine LabelAvailable in both a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the label fittingly sports an adorable cartoon pig.
  5. Leftovers
    Besha Gets Sassy on Sassafras; LA Times Says No to Prop 37Besha really likes Sassafras
  6. Grub Guide
    Eight Places to Pig-Out Before ‘The Aporkalypse’Pork belly served eight ways, Iberico raw and in ice cream, and crispy pig head croquettes await.
  7. Funnies
    Fig Chef Does a Hand-PlantFortunately, Ray Garcia is totally intact.
  8. Douchetinations
    Fairmont Hotel Opening The Bungalow in JulyThis contrived surf shack for private parties will feature a menu from the hotel’s standout restaurant, Fig.
  9. Let’s Do Brunch
    Where to Go Bottomless For BrunchAn endless supply of sparkling wine and juice is just what the doctor ordered.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Where Ray Garcia Launched His CareerThe FIG chef used to be the chips and salsa man at Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant.
  11. Oeno-File
    FIG is Entering The Wine BizThe locavore stronghold is getting its own label this fall.
  12. Slideshow
    What You Missed at Angeleno’s ‘To Live and Dine in L.A.’Despite a slow start, the event proved itself to again be one of the city’s best in terms of dishes.
  13. The Other Critics
    Gelt Learns The Hippie Lingo at Cafe Gratitude; Gold Offers Tipping TipsSorry kids, it’s 20% every time. Yes, EVERY time.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Chimu Opens at Grand Central Market; Tacos Por Favor ExpandingDowntown has a new Peruvian, while the Westside’s prized taqueria will double down with a second neighborhood location.
  15. Empire Building
    Seasons 52 Makes Plans in Santa MonicaA new location at Broadway and Ocean will mark the chain’s 23rd branch in fall 2012.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Gjelina Adding Take-Out Depot; Mezze Opening in Late-MarchIs Gjelina without all eyes on your $700 yoga pants still going to be in-demand?
  17. Loco for Locavores
    Ray Garcia Gets High School Kids to Eat Their VegetablesThe chef helps with Olympic High’s edible garden.
  18. Menus
    Fig’s Becoming a Meat Market on V-DayIf duck heart tartare isn’t your thing, the other side of the menu offers market-sourced vegetarian dishes.
  19. Mediavore
    How Chef Ray Garcia’s Garden Grows; Industriel Restaurant Planned DowntownThe Fig chef funds his own community garden to help at-risk students.
  20. Loco for Locavores
    What to Eat When Fig Welcomes Garcia Organic FarmsUber-sustainable chef Ray Garcia will orchestrate multiple dishes using the produce of Garcia Organic Farms, a Santa Monica Farmer’s Market mainstay.
  21. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Names His Favorite Dishes of 2010; Virbila Champions Salt’s CureL.A. Weekly talks about Tasting Kitchen, bacon-wrapped bacon, and duck carnitas one more time before 2011 arrives.
  22. Slideshows
    L.A.’s Five Best Pork DishesA look at five new favorites poised to please the city’s cult of the other white meat.
  23. Foodies with Benefits
    The Chefs from Fig, The Gorbals, Bottega Marino, Spago, and Nobu Unite TomorrowThe chef super group is raising funds for St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels by each contributing one dish.
  24. Truckin’
    Two Trends That Won’t Die Unite Again: Bacon Mania Truck Launching SoonYes, more bacon will be dispensed from another food truck.
  25. Mediavore
    The ‘Red Violin’ Surfaces at FIG; Dan Akroyd Will Bartend at Beverly WIlshireElizabeth Pitcairn played a tricky violin concerto by Samuel Butler for a small audience at The Fairmont, while the living Blues Brother slings drinks at BLVD Lounge.
  26. Slideshow
    What You Missed at Taste of Beverly HillsFour days of chef sightings, cooking demos, and wine and cuisine appreciation left a nice taste in the mouths of 90210 residents and guests.
  27. Loco for Locavores
    Ray Garcia Brings Weiser Farms To FIG’s TableThe award-winning sustainable chef breaks the menu down into categories for beets, carrots, potatoes, and melons.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Food Truck Boycott Urged in Larchmont; Beverly Hills Hotel Chef Going to BocuseJane Gilman urges the truck trend out of her backyard and Alex Chen will represent Canada in the culinary competition.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Ray Garcia Holds Cooking Demo in SaMo; Street Food Fest Relocating to Rose Bowl?FIG’s chef is demonstrating three dishes live at Snyder Diamond while organizers of a food event debacle promise to do a better job in a bigger space.
  30. Fig’s Franks
    Ray Garcia Remixes the Hot Dog at FIGRajas, chorizo, and bacon-marmalade grace the chef’s new summertime snacks.
  31. Slideshow
    The Los Angeles Sandwich RegisterIn a big sandwich town, these are carving out their own legends.
  32. Tacotown
    FIG’s Ray Garcia Adds a ‘Taco Bar’ and Storms the SaMo Farmer’s MarketContinuing an exaltation of Mexican favorites, the kitchen makes its own tortillas and
  33. Awards
    Jordan Kahn Wins ‘Best Dish’ at StarChefs GalaA pastry chef takes home “Best Dish” honors for the first time.
  34. The Other Critics
    Brad A. Johnson Busts Bouchon’s No-Show Chef, Thomas KellerIs salt to blame or the lack of Thomas Keller?
  35. User’s Guide
    Where to Eat During dineLA’s Restaurant Weeks, Starting MondayA few of our favorite things on dineLA’s restaurant week menus.
  36. Freebies
    BlackboardEats.com Upgrades Discount DiningA new website comes from Venice to make discount dining more appealing.
  37. Foodievents
    Five Food Events to Fill the WeekendThese are the five best food events this weekend in L.A.
  38. Menus
    What to Eat From Fig’s Santa Monica Pier-Inspired MenuFig is playing with its food in honor of the Santa Monica Pier’s 100th Birthday.
  39. Blehtacular
    Bacon-Wrapped Bacon at FIGBacon is back and badder than ever.