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Animal

After making their names with 2 Dudes Catering, F&W Best New Chefs 2009 Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo opened their first restaurant in 2008, a bare-bones space in the skater-punk Fairfax district. They bring a ravenous, carnivorous appetite to classic California cuisine. We loved: Raw amberjack with blueberries and chiles; biscuits and gravy with seared foie gras.

Photos by Bonnie @ bonnietsang.com

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