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Yesterday was the one-week anniversary of LAist's revival and relaunch and you probably want to know what to get us, right?

We consulted the list of "traditional" wedding anniversary gifts (and by "traditional" we mean marketing hokum invented by some proto-Don Draper). Paper marks the first year. Wood for the fifth. Tin if you hit a decade! In the Holy Roman Empire, when a couple made it to 50 years of marriage, a husband was supposed to give his wife a gold wreath. Sounds awesome but we all know the real gift was not dying of Greyscale or Gripey Lung or a simple urinary tract infection that turned into a fatal case of septicemia. But this is the modern world. We're not interested in sticking to practices that date back to a time when flossing would've seemed like witchcraft. We're inventing our own traditions. So here's what we at LAist would like for all 52 anniversaries during our first year renaissance. Think of each one as a foodieversary. We do.

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The morning glory salad at Jitlada in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Arnold Gatilao/Flickr Creative Commons)

1st Week Anniversary -- morning glory salad from Jitlada
2nd Week Anniversary -- taco dorado de camarón from Mariscos Jalisco
3rd Week Anniversary -- lumpia from Bahay Kubo
4th Week Anniversary -- kongguksu from Ma Dang Gook Soo
5th Week Anniversary -- carnitas taco from Carnitas El Momo
6th Week Anniversary -- ramen from Tsujita
7th Week Anniversary -- halo halo from Jollibee
8th Week Anniversary -- dim sum from NBC Seafood
9th Week Anniversary -- avocado toast (DIY)
10th Week Anniversary -- ube pancakes from Ninong's Pastries & Cafe
11th Week Anniversary -- tandoori from Al Watan Halal
12th Week Anniversary -- hot dog wrapped in bacon from just about any street vendor

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The interior of the Tiki-Ti in Los Feliz, California. (Photo by Elina Shatkin for KPCC)

13th Week Anniversary -- Blood & Sand from the Tiki-Ti
14th Week Anniversary -- ceviche from Coni'Seafood
15th Week Anniversary -- Blum's coffee crunch cake from Valerie Confections
16th Week Anniversary -- pad thai from Sapp Coffee Shop


A pastrami sandwich at Langer's in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Arnold Gatilao/Flickr Creative Commons)

17th Week Anniversary -- pastrami sandwich from Langer's
18th Week Anniversary -- lahmajun from Taron Bakery
19th Week Anniversary -- al pastor taco from Leo's
20th Week Anniversary -- cumin-rubbed lamb at Chengdu Taste
21st Week Anniversary -- all the pastas at The Factory Kitchen
22nd Week Anniversary -- pupusas from Comalapa
23rd Week Anniversary -- queso from HomeState


Xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung. (Photo by Charles Haynes/Flickr Creative Commons)

24th Week Anniversary -- xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung
25th Week Anniversary -- all the grilled meats at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
26th Week Anniversary -- red-chile pork tamales from La Mascota Bakery
27th Week Anniversary -- chicharrones from Zamora Bros
28th Week Anniversary -- Selena donut from Donas Donut Shop
29th Week Anniversary -- pistachio gelato from Bulgarini
30th Week Anniversary -- ka nom pak kard from Krua Thai
31st Week Anniversary -- macapuno ice cream from Fosselman's
32nd Week Anniversary -- mole sampler from Guelaguetza
33rd Week Anniversary -- bukkake udon and shrimp tempura from Marugame Udon
34th Week Anniversary -- shawarma at Falafel Arax
35th Week Anniversary -- birria from Barbacoa Estilo Taxco
36th Week Anniversary -- Dodger dog from Dodger Stadium
37th Week Anniversary -- shrimp taco from Ricky's Fish Tacos
38th Week Anniversary -- mandu at Myung In Dumplings
39th Week Anniversary -- nam kha tood from Lacha Somtum
40th Week Anniversary -- short rib taco from Kogi
41st Week Anniversary -- beef noodle soup at Dai Ho
42nd Week Anniversary -- taquito with avocado salsa from Cielito Lindo
43rd Week Anniversary -- burger from Cassell's
44th Week Anniversary -- relleno negro taco from Flor de Yucatan
45th Week Anniversary -- all the pastries at Huckleberry Cafe
46th Week Anniversary -- breakfast burrito from Cofax
47th Week Anniversary -- daoxiao-style noodles at Lao Xi Noodle House
48th Week Anniversary -- hoe cake from Barrel & Ashes


The namesake item at Arturo's Puffy Taco in Whittier, California. (Photo by Cynthinee/Flickr Creative Commons)

49th Week Anniversary -- puffy taco from Arturo's Puffy Taco
50th Week Anniversary -- cochinita pibil from Chichen Itza
51st Week Anniversary -- garlic chicken wings from Kyochon
52nd Week Anniversary -- French dip sandwich from Philippe the Original

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