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LA Receives Some Serious Love in Esquire’s Best New Restaurants 2014

Josh Ozersky's first list as restaurant editor features Chi Spacca and Faith & Flower.

Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower
Elizabeth Daniels

Fantastic news for the Los Angeles restaurant scene. The somewhat recently appointed restaurant editor Josh Ozersky includes two LA restaurants, Chi Spacca and Faith & Flower, in Esquire's list of The Best New Restaurants in America, 2014.

Ozersky's carnivorous predilection is apparent in his selection of Chi Spacca, Chad Colby's meat-obsessed branch of the Mozza family of restaurants. The article makes notable mention of Chi Spacca's beef-and-marrow pie, "outrageous" salumi, and, of course, the four-week-old aged porterhouse.

The editor is also enthusiastic about what has become the newest star of the downtown dining scene, Faith & Flower. Ozersky praises chef Michael Hung's "impeccable technique" that shines in his rib steak with oyster jus and oxtail agnolotti dressed with marrow butter.

Not only does a special shout out go to Michael Lay's cocktail program that "just won't quit," but Faith & Flower's English Milk Punch gets top billing with Cocktail of the Year, for the libation of rum, cognac, and absinthe that utilizes a milk wash to create a clear cocktail with rich mouthfeel.

Faith & Flower

705 W 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-239-0642

Chi Spacca

6610 Melrose Avenue, , CA 90038 (323) 297-1133 Visit Website