The best dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: 2012 in review

We wined and dined our way from the Westside's fine dining restaurants to Hollywood's cocktail bars to bring you the best dishes and drinks of 2012.
 (Photograph: Victor Leung)
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Photograph: Victor LeungBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: chirashi at Spago of Beverly Hills
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
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Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Best dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: white truffle agnolotti at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Kukoho Rose brown rice with sorrel pesto, preserved Meyer lemon and poached egg at Sqirl with G&B
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
4/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: strawberry shortcake donut at Semi Sweet Bakery
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: weisswurst at BierBeisl
 (Photograph: Alen Lin)
6/25
Photograph: Alen LinBest dishes and drinks in Los Angles: Cauliflower T-bone at Superba Snack Bar
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Seriously Dangerous at Libarary Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel
 (Photograph: Victor Leung)
8/25
Photograph: Victor LeungBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Big Breakfast at Eveleigh
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
9/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: breakfast sandwich with sausage at Storefront
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
10/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: raspberry jelly-filled donut at Bob's Coffee and Donuts
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
11/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: biscuits with honey butter, persimmon preserves and pimento cheese at the Hart and the Hunter
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
12/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: the Jose Andrés at Ink Sack    
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
13/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Le Catacomber at Pour Vous
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
14/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: skillet bread at Milo + Olive
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
15/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: tiradito at Nobu Malibu
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
16/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: oysters at MessHall
 (Photograph: Benny Haddad)
17/25
Photograph: Benny HaddadBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Plan Check burger at Plan Check
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
18/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: French toast at Farmshop
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
19/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Margherita pizza at Sotto
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
20/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: rice porridge with uni at Red Medicine
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
21/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: pan-roasted mussels at Cooks County
 (Photograph: Ed Rudolph)
22/25
Photograph: Ed RudolphBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: strawberry ricotta crostata at Tar & Roses
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
23/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: mac and cheese at Cut    
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
24/25
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: Spicy Chicken Pops at Lukshon
 (Photograph: Ed Rudolph)
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Photograph: Ed RudolphBest dishes and drinks in Los Angeles: wood-roasted half chicken at Tar & Roses
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Time Out Los Angeles launched in October 2012, and yet in a few short months our Food & Drink team ate its way through some of the city's best restaurants and bars, making 2012 an epic dining experience. From brunch to cocktails and old school vs. new school dishes to the most exciting new bakeries—we've tried them all to bring you the best dishes and drinks in Los Angeles. Here, a look at the year in review through photos.

 

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