When it comes to tasting events, no one does a more impressive job of curating an eclectic and star-studded line-up of chefs and restaurants as L.A. Weekly. For the first time since Jonathan Gold split with the publication, The Weekly organized its annual food event, now called "Plate," at The Peterson Museum on Sunday, placing big name chefs and favorite everyday restaurants side-by-side in an authentic portrait of how Angelenos actually eat. Here was Jitlada serving pork belly and chicken curry between Mo-Chica's artichoke anticucho and Nickel Diner's doughnut holes, while Roy Choi handed out fireworks and cheese fries beside Mary Sue Milliken on an outdoor patio. Guests could enjoy both a classic French dip from Phillippe's and the hyper-fastidious plating of Sang Yoon and Miles Thompson all under the same roof. How cool is that? See for yourself in our slideshow look back at L.A. Weekly's Plate event.
Was on the scene to represent A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and Chego, handing out Bang Snaps and Poppers to celebrate a beautiful sunny day.
Cheese fries at Chego
The whole Chego team is pumped about their coming opening in Chinatown.
Chef Miles Thompson plating a dessert of citrus gels.
Chef Mary Sue Milliken sprinkling cotija on her quinoa fritter tacos.
Owner Nguyen Tran, in his homemade Deadmaus helmet.
Elizabeth, the youngest of the Lopez clan, stepped in on horchata duty while the rest of the family went to church.
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Chef-owner Kris Yenbamroong.
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Spicy salmon ceviche.
Chef-owner of Lukshon and Father's Office.
Seared Nantucket scallops with lap cheong sausage relish.
Chef Gilberto Centina with his cochinita pibil tacos.
Pulled pork slider
Beef French dip.
Owner Jazz Singsanong.
Thai chicken curry and pork belly.
Of Rocio's Moles del Dioses
Rocio's Moles del Dioses
Vegan hibiscus flower adobo tacos.
Guests enjoying the food
Was among the booze providers on Sunday.
Crispy artichoke anticucho.
Oleego by Park's BBQ
Spicy pork bulgogi.
Grilled kumai oysters.
Monica May with her mac and cheese.
Peanut and pretzel donut holes with boozy filling.
Chocolate cake with cacao nibs.
Teamed up with Fluff Ice for a coffee ice.
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