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Friends of Eater Describe LA's 2015 Dining Scene in One Word

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Big Daddy's Poke
Big Daddy's Poke
Zach Brooks
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Pat Saperstein, EatingLA and Senior Editor, Variety

Classic: The revival of Clifton's and the Idle Hour show that we've finally come to value our history.

Kat Odell, Eater Drinks Editor


Jeff Miller, Editor, Thrillist LA


Tony Chen, Eater LA Contributor


Rice Bar is Downtown's Seven-Seat Filipino Grain Bowl Masterpiece

[Rice Bar, Downtown, photo by Wonho Frank Lee]

Eddie Lin, Deep End Dining


Esther Tseng, EstarLA


Lesley Balla, LA Magazine, Angeleno, Zagat


Euno Lee, Eater LA Contributor


Lucas Peterson, Eater LA Contributor


Zach Brooks, Midtown Lunch, Food is the New Rock


Caroline Pardilla, LA Magazine, Eater Drinks

Empires. Bill Chait and Stephane Bombet went crazy with the restaurant openings this year.

Bill Esparza, LA Magazine, Streetgourmet LA


Hadley Tomicki, Urban Daddy LA

Wood-fired. Is that one?

Scratch Bar Is Phillip Frankland Lee’s Polished Tasting Menu Workshop in Encino Wonho Frank Lee

[Scratch Bar, Encino, photo by Wonho Frank Lee]

Nicole Iizuka, Senior Producer, Popsugar


Farley Elliott, Senior Editor, Eater LA


Stan Lee, Eater LA


The Offalo

Poke, poke, poke.

Stacey Sun, DineLA


Crystal Coser, Associate Editor, Eater LA


Lesley Bargar Suter, Food Editor, LA Magazine

Democratic. Great food at all levels in all neighborhoods. Close second: Wood-Fired

Joshua Lurie, FoodGPS


Meghan McCarron, Associate Features Editor, Eater

Fast casual

Matthew Kang, Editor, Eater LA



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