Angeleno Magazine’s 2012 Restaurant Awards

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Josef Centeno who won Best New Chef in this year’s Angeleno Restaurant Awards. Photo by Andrea Bricco copy (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Lesley Balla is a food writer for Angeleno Magazine and she also writes her own food blog at This week on Good Food she talks to Evan about Angeleno Magazine’s 2012 Restaurant Awards. The winners are below:

Best New Chef: Josef Centeno of Baco Mercat

Best New Dish: Smokey Fried Chicken at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

Best New Restaurant: Tar & Roses

Best New Hidden Gem: Papilles

Best New Pastry Chef: Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County

Best New Design: Picca

Best New Sommelier: Matthew Kaner of L&E Oyster Bar

Best New Atmosphere: Il Covo

Best New Mixologist: Steve Livigni

Best New Service: Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel-Air

The magazine will host the 10th Annual Restaurant Awards Live & Dine LA Party at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on July 22nd.