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AIA/LA Announces 2012 Restaurant Design Noms

Short Order/Photo: Elizabeth Daniels
Short Order/Photo: Elizabeth Daniels

The LA chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/LA) has narrowed down the list of candidates for this year's edition of the Restaurant Design Awards, as decided by architect Mark Rios, chef and KCRW radio host Evan Kleiman, and chef Michael Voltaggio of ink. Together they've selected 16 finalists, as listed below, and if you feel strongly about one venue or another, get in on the action and cast your vote (until noon on June 18) for the People's Choice Award. All winners will be revealed on June 22 at the LA Convention Center as part of Dwell on Design.

Beachwood Cafe
Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine (New York, NY)
La Birreria (New York, NY)
Poppy (Seattle, WA)
Short Order
Take A Bao
Talisker on Main (Park City, UT)

Le Zinque
Napa Farms Market (San Francisco, CA)
Sushi Noguchi (Yorba Linda, CA)

Harvard and Stone
La Descarga
Salvage Bar

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