It was a busy year for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan who, in addition to owning two of the busiest restaurants in Southern California -- the Original Pantry in downtown L.A. and Gladstone's Malibu -- added three more: Riordan's Tavern, next door to the Original Pantry, and the Oak Room and its adjoining Village Pantry in Pacific Palisades. Best of 2008 Photography >>>Best of 2008 Main >>>
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