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jon%3Avinny.jpegMany restaurants around LA subscribe to the no menu substitutions or alterations policy, most notably Gjelina which famously would not serve a smoked trout salad with dressing on the side for a preggers Victoria Beckham last summer. Father's Office and Animal/Son of a Gun are also known non-menu changers, on the chef's decision to keep dishes as is, Animal/Son of a Gun's Jon Shook queries, "Would you ask Picasso to change his painting?" He explains, "We spend countless hours developing a dish, and we don't want somebody to come in and wreck it." [Bites, previously]

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