The Restaurant Design Awards took a break in 2020, but is back to honor eateries, in two different ways, for offering up food and comfort during a challenging year that has demanded resilience and ingenuity.
The first: this year we celebrate the ingenuity of restaurants, cafes, and bars–large or small–and their designers, as they met the moment with the design of new and fresh indoor and al fresco dining solutions.
The categories are:
+ Built Restaurants & Cafés/Bars
+ Unbuilt Restaurants & Cafés/Bars
+ Built Al Fresco Restaurants & Cafés/Bars
+ Unbuilt Al Fresco Restaurants & Cafés/Bars
The 2021 AIALA Restaurant Design Awards is presented in partnership with the Latino Restaurant Association.
(Submissions in the al fresco unbuilt category include: commissions for existing restaurants to update their design in light of the time, new needs, terraces and balconies; and simply proposals that might never be built but that might inspire our community to adopt design for outboard eaters more and more.)
Two: we’ll honor the restaurants who kept serving-up food (take-out or outdoors) through the ups and downs of the last twelve months. Whether theses eateries are still open or not, you’ll find their names on this page and in a number of outgoing communications. For example, Salsa and Beer in North Hollywood. Scroll down for the full list; to submit yours, click here.
To read the press release on the 2021 AIALA Restaurant Design Awards, click here.
Call for Entries Opens / Thursday, March 18, 2021
NEW DATE **Registration Closes / Friday, May 14, 2021**
Submissions Due / Monday, June 14, 2021
Jury Day / TBD
Awards Ceremony / TBD
AIALA Members – $25
The Public – $35
2021 RDA Eligibility and Conditions of Entry found HERE.
The AIALA is sharing restaurants that have served-up dishes, nourishing individuals and communities–whether open now, or closed due to the pandemic.
Thank you to the dishwashers, sous chefs, chefs, prep crew, delivery people, wait staff and restaurateurs.
To include your own favorite eatery, click here.
Featured Eaterie this Week:
With Love Market & Cafe (Pico Union/Adams-Normandie)
Hinterhof (Highland Park)
Hogwash (San Francisco)
HomeState (Silver Lake, Highland Park)
Hurry Curry of Tokyo (West Los Angeles)
Il Forno (Santa Monica)
India’s Grill (Beverly Grove)
Ma’am Sir Los Angeles (Silver Lake)
Miziala (West Adams)
Night Market Sahm (Venice)
Pine and Crane (Silver Lake)
Pizza Buona (Echo Park)
Porto’s Bakery (Burbank)
Pura Vita (West Hollywood)
Salsa & Beer (North Hollywood)
Simpang Asia (Palms)
Sushi Dan (Studio City)
Sushi Sazanami (Sherman Oaks)
The Anchor (Venice)
Tomato Pie Pizza Joint (Silver Lake)
Zeki’s Bar (San Francisco)