What Jamie Lauren Brings to Beechwood

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Jamie Lauren, who boasts an average 105 on the Chicago Tribune's Top Chef Power Ranking (compared with a 50 for today's New York Diet subject Nikki Cascone) joined Marina del Rey gastropub Beechwood last month and added her own eclectic spin to the menu. Last night, we got a look at Lauren's new dishes at a media preview, finding a mix of tender beef cheeks, flavorful fried oysters, duck confit tacos, so-called "white trash"-themed dishes, and even an edible "I Told You So" created with Padma Lakshmi in mind. Check out the new dishes Jamie Lauren has introduced to Beechwood in our slide show.