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  1. Divisive Dishes
    Fat, Chants: A Humane Evening of Protesting Foie Gras in L.A.Checking in with animal-rights advocates outside one of Santa Monica’s most lauded restaurants.
  2. Trimmings
    Melisse Gets The BootsA fashion writer’s footwear gets the whole restaurant randy.
  3. Awards
    BierBeisl, Tar & Roses, and Josef Centeno Top The List of Local James BeardOverall, the list feels a little more West Coast savvy than year’s past.
  4. Lists
    2013 Zagat Announces ‘Nine’ Best Restaurants in LAZagat loses all its charm in 2013 LA edition
  5. L.A. Diet
    Chef Michael Voltaggio Raids His Brother’s Kitchen, Orders Takeout“I stopped at Chick-fil-A. Yeah, controversial, I know. When I’m traveling, I crave things I don’t normally eat.”
  6. Burger Time
    Josiah Citrin Scouts Downtown For Sure Thing BurgerThe Michelin-starred Santa Monica chef quietly brought Maui a grass-fed burger last winter, with plans to hatch it in L.A.
  7. Let Them Eat Foie
    Dan Moody Uncovers Foie Protestors’ Sneaky YelpingActivists are slowly dragging Melisse’s rating down on the site.
  8. Let Them Eat Foie
    Animal Rights Group Won’t Allow L.A. To Enjoy Foie Gras Quietly While It LastsFollowing protests at Melisse last night, Wilshire will be next to host a multi-chef benefit dinner for C.H.E.F.S.
  9. Foodies With Benefits
    23 L.A. and Bay Area Chefs Uniting in May For Foie Gras Tasting Menu FightOn May 14, chefs like Michael Voltaggio, Ludo Lefebvre, and Doug Kean will each join with restaurants like Melisse and Animal to whip up competing foie gras dishes.
  10. Foie Gras Freedom
    Melisse Presents Nightly ‘Foie For All’ MenuPriced at $185, the menu isn’t exactly egalitarian, but it is taking a stand against July’s ban.
  11. Burger Time
    L.A. Will Taste Josiah Citrin’s Sure Thing Burger Too!The chef is actively looking in the city for the second location of his island burger business.
  12. Burger Time
    Josiah Citrin Makes Burgers in Maui, Forgets to Tell L.A.Melisse meets Maui at the chef’s new Sure Thing Burger.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Umami Burger Hits Hermosa This Week; Casey Lane Talks Heritage in VeniceThe Tasting Kitchen chef reveals what he’s looking to bring into his Venice restaurant.
  14. L.A. Diet
    Wilshire Chef Nyesha Arrington Eats Lou Malnati’s Pizza and Drinks With Andy“What’s awesome is that two out of six are chefs, but we’re taking these ordinary ingredients and plating them. And then we all sat around and watched Top Chef, and they all laughed at me.”
  15. Foodies With Benefits
    What Josiah Citrin Will Cook at Joe’s Next MonthThe Michelin-starred chef will prepare five courses on an evening that coincides with Joe Miller’s birthday.
  16. Foodies with Benefits
    Cooks Menu Pop-Up Highlights Kitchen Up-and-ComersSeven rising star cooks unite at Il Grano to fight breast cancer with sous vide pork ribs.
  17. Bookshelf
    Mélisse Is Releasing a Cookbook, In Pursuit of ExcellenceChef Josiah Citrin is releasing his first book of recipes.
  18. Mediavore
    Somali Food Aid Blocked by Extremists; Fat Duck Chef Has a New BirdAfter 20 years, Heston Blumenthal is now dating Suzanne Pirret, an American woman branded as “saucy” in The Telegraph.
  19. Openings
    Fundamental LA Opens Monday on Westwood Blvd. For Gourmet SandwichesAn upscale sandwich shop with a former Melisse staffer in the kitchen, there may also be foie gras and peach pizza.
  20. Slideshow
    L.A. Roast Chicken Register: A Flight of SixWhile Brendan Collins holds a fiery funeral march for his roast bird, Joseph Gillard turns his into a breakfast item.
  21. Lists
    Zagat Unleashes Its 2011 Survey On L.A.The guide doesn’t screw up the food truck trend this year, and mostly keeps it correct.
  22. Closings
    Caché Crashes on Main StreetIt was clear that Josiah Citrin’s latest venture wasn’t getting the attention of Thomas Keller or Roy Choi.
  23. Slideshow
    What You Missed at Chef’s Night Out 2010Angeleno handed out restaurant awards to their picks of the year’s best toques.
  24. Menus
    What to Eat When April Bloomfield Guest-Chefs at MelisseThe Spotted Pig chef will cook six courses in Santa Monica.
  25. Discount Dining
    PreferDine.com Launching ThursdayIt aims to be a snobbier BlackBoard Eats.
  26. Loco for Locavores
    Backyard Farming Becomes a Source of SurvivalChefs are commonly being confronted with backyard farmers trying to sell their goods.
  27. Openings
    Brit Gastropub Waterloo & City Opens Tonight in Culver CityChef Brendan Collins unveils his British gastropub for dinner.
  28. Beef
    L.A. Chefs Share James Beard Award Snub GrumblesMark Peel, Gordon Ramsay, and Suzanne Tracht sound off on L.A.’s lack of accolades and involvement in the James Beard Awards.
  29. Lists
    StarChefs Picks Which L.A. Chefs To Keep Your Eyes OnL.A.’s rising talent in the kitchen and behind the concepts are named.
  30. Freebies
    Chefs Couple with Growers at Brentwood Farmer’s MarketLocal chefs team with farmers for a free Toyota-sponsored tasting.
  31. Wolfgang Puck
    Hey Guys, Puck Is Sick of Your SweatsWolfgang Puck on the state of mens’ wardrobes in L.A.
  32. Saddle Peak Lodge
    Saddle Peak Chef Adam Horton Loves Sanamluang and ProvidenceWhere Saddle Peak’s chef likes to eat.
  33. Foodievents
    5x5 Chefs Collaborate Sunday on Dinner at Water GrillWater Grill welcomes 5x5 chefs, plus one, for a special dinner on Sunday.
  34. Foodievents
    Sunday’s California Spirit XXVPuck and Lazaroff keep a great thing going.
  35. Foodievents
    Bastille Day DiningBastille Day 2009 events is Los Angeles