Angeleno's L.A. culinary awards

In the August issue of Angeleno, national food and travel editor Brad A. Johnson picks his top 50 L.A. area restaurants and hands out some awards:

Angeleno coverRestaurant of The Year: The Hungry Cat
Chef of the Year: Hiroyuki Urasawa, Urasawa
Best New Restaurant: BLT Steak
Best New Chef: Andrew Kirschner, Wilshire
Pastry Chef of the Year: Catherine Schimenti, Craft
Best Restaurant Design: Anisette
Best Wine Service: Palate Food + Wine
Vanguard Award: Il Grano, Joe’s

He writes, "I dine at hundreds of restaurants each year to arrive at the definitive Top 50 and select the winners of our awards. This time around, I sampled everything from the perfect wood-oven-roasted lamb (at Pecorino) to an outrageously delicious caviar taco (at The Langham)—and now I get to share everything I learned along the way."

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