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Among the many restaurants that opened in LA this past year, I visited newcomers that included the bizarre (ChocoChicken, anyone?) and the extravagant (I'm looking at you, Barton G.). Thankfully, there were some stellar standouts as well, ones I hope will stick around in 2015 and beyond. From a fried chicken eatery to a vegan newbie in the Valley, here are my picks for the best restaurant openings of 2014.
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