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Casey Lane is trying to kill us. Why else would The Tasting Kitchen chef open a gastropub that serves crispy chicken wings, battered fish and chips, buttermilk fried chicken, fried frogs’ legs, towering potpies, a burger dripping with époisses, and two kinds of the Canadian french fry-gravy concoction called poutine—one with fried oysters, another with pork parts? It doesn’t help that he’s doing this in a space that in good weather will find us on the patio of Spring Street’s historic flatiron-style building and in winter will have us lingering upstairs in tufted leather chairs. Crafted cocktails that leave Prohibition far behind only bolster the argument. » 840 S. Spring St., 213-225-2400 or theparishla.com.