The Daily Meal
101 Best Restaurants in America
#8 – animal [Highest rank of any Los Angeles restaurant]

Los Angeles Times
“Start fighting now: Daily Meal’s new best restaurant list is out”

Food is the New Rock
Podcast with Jon and Vinny

101 Must-Try Tastes
#31 – Potato Puree @ Trois Mec
#62 – Fried Chicken @ Son of a Gun
#64 – Poutine @ animal

HYPEBEAST Eats…Animal Restaurant’s Pig Ear”

The Wall Street Journal
“Say Goodbye to the Same Old Steakhouse”
animal listed amongst “20 Great Modern Meateries”

Wine Enthusiast
“America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants”

Los Angeles Times

“Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants”
#7 – animal
#38 – Son of a Gun

Food & Wine

“100 Restaurants Worth a Pilgrimage”
#14 – animal

Bon Appetit
“The 20 Most Important Restaurants in America”
#11 – animal

The Daily Meal

“101 Best Restaurants in America for 2013″
#20 – animal

LA Weekly

99 Essential Restaurants 2013
animal + Son of a Gun

KCRW 98.9 FM

Vinny as Guest DJ

Made Man

Animal Style! by Jason Kessler

Los Angeles Magazine
2012 Chefs of the Year
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

Garden & Gun
“A Breed Apart: Despite its L.A. Address,
Animal does right by the South”

Wall Street Journal

“L.A.’s Masterminds of ‘Dude Food’”

The New York Times

“Shopping With Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook”

The New Yorker

“Letter From Los Angeles: Killer Food – Hollywood lines up for
bacon, head chess, and Spam.”

Food & Wine
“Dinner Party for a New Decade”

Food & Wine

“Best New Chefs 2009″
Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook

Los Angeles Magazine
“Best New Restaurants of 2008″
#7 – animal

LA Weekly
“The 10 Best Dishes of 2008″
Fried Hominy at animal

NPR (National Public Radio)
“The 10 Best Cookbooks of 2008″
Two Dudes, One Pan: Maximum Flavor from a Minimalist Kitchen

Eater L.A.

Year In Eater 2008: Top Newcomers


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