Che Fico chef David Nayfeld draws on Jewish-Italian traditions for dishes like grilled chopped duck liver.
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Every Monday, Food of the Week celebrates my favorite dish from the previous seven days. I live in Los Angeles, one of the world’s best places to eat, and was lucky enough to travel to places like Hawaii (Kauai and Honolulu), Canada (Banff and Calgary), Colombia (Cali), Mexico City, and several trips within California, spanning from San Diego to the Napa Valley. Along the way, I took hundreds of hopeful bites before finally taking stock. Discover my 10 favorite dishes from 2018.
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5. Felix Trattoria Strascinati
Felix Trattoria chef Evan Funke looked to Mezzogiorno for strascinati inspiration.
4. Bavel Oyster Mushroom Kebab
Bavel’s wood-grilled oyster mushroom kebab may make you forget meat.
3. Hatchet Hall Fuss & Feathers Seafood Trio
Fuss & Feathers uses classic cooking techniques and seasonal American ingredients.
2. Platillos Voladores Pescado Chontaduro
Platillos Voladores dresses fish with chontaduro, a hearty local palm fruit.
1. Sushi Sho Miso Glazed Opah Belly
Opah and finger lime are just two local ingredients that Sushi Sho uses.