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my favorite {los angeles} layered bites lately...

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Food is really one of the ultimate pleasures for in life for me. I'd much rather splurge on a really nice dinner out than on a fancy pair of shoes. Here are just a few of my favorite Los Angeles bites lately...all with layers of unexpected flavors, textures, and just plain goodness with each bite.

Fried chicken is sometimes just fried chicken, but this one (above) from The Hart and the Hunter is one of the best fancy versions I've had. It was crunchy, juicy, spicy, and perfectly offset with tangy slaw and sliced pickles.

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Once or twice a year, I love celebrating a birthday or anniversary at a really, really nice restaurant. Providence is one of the best restaurants in L.A. And while it's not cheap by any means, every single bite is pretty magnificent—including this scallop sashimi on brioche toast covered in grated black truffles.

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It took me months to finally get a reservation at one of L.A.'s newest hot spots, Bestia. But it was well worth the wait. The modern and rustic Italian-inspired dinner was one of my favorite meals this year. Even the classic heirloom tomato salad was off the charts.

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Finally, I love when a dish gets an unexpected addition—like the hash brown accompanying this hamachi crudo from Baco Mercat. It's Japanese meets Southern comfort breakfast in one dish.

Do you guys enjoy a great meal out as much as I do? Or would you rather splurge on something else?

P.S. Breakfast bites and beautiful bites.

{Photos by Oh Joy}

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