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Year in Review: Notable restaurant openings of 2008

December 26, 2008 |  8:06 am


This year's crop of new Los Angeles restaurants is as diverse as it is enjoyable.

Even when the food isn't perfect, the act of eating it, and discussing its merits with friends and family, is satisfying.

Here you'll find a breakdown of some of the most notable restaurants that opened in 2008, complete with pictures and links to Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila's Early Birds and reviews. The list is in no particular order of preference, and should not be confused with a "best of" list. That said, enjoy the feast!

Photo: Palate Food & Wine in Glendale. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times