And when I say love letter, I mean love mosaic of images from some of my favorite places. Los Angeles is special. And the food in and around Los Angeles is magical. I know the Chefs who constructed the dishes in the following images put love and care into their work. The pride and beauty shows. I have enjoyed most of these with family or friends, with the occasional solo adventure thrown into the mix. This is NOT everything (duh)–just representative of the images I happen to have/could find easily.