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Zocalo Presents The Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles

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We at LAist love Zocalo's Public Square Lecture events (especially when they're either about porn or food porn) and we know lots of you love Mexican food. So we're excited about their event coming up on Tuesday December 11th called The Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles, which will be moderated by Jonathan Gold, L.A. Weekly Restaurant Critic and idol-worthy food writer. The scoop and the lineup, from their website:

Zócalo has gathered together some of the best and most innovative chefs in Los Angeles, including Gilberto Cetina of the splendid Yucatecan restaurant Chichen Itza, Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of the groundbreaking cenaduría La Casita Mexicana, and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Santa Monica’s award-winning Border Grill, for a round-table discussion on the state-of-the-art in Mexican cooking in Los Angeles, moderated by L.A. Weekly’s Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. They’ll talk about the rise of regional cuisines, relationships with farmers and growers, the place of the restaurant within Mexican-American culture, and the difficulty of introducing challenging dishes to customers more intent on chips and margaritas than on cuisine.

How do you get in to hear these pros talk? Make a reservation request via the event page on the Zocalo site, and make sure to get yourself to the Central Library as early (if not earlier) as they suggest; a reservation doesn't guarantee a seat, and if this goes down like the one where Mr. Gold was asked the questions, you don't want to be one of the people in the line that didn't make it in.

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Zocalo Presents "The Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles"
Tuesday December 11, 7 p.m.
Central Library in DowntownPhoto by What Rhymes With Nicole via Flickr