Jonathan Gold Channels Allen Ginsberg at Next Door by Josie

Next Door by Josie
Next Door by Josie Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Today the town’s lyrical master of food criticism, Jonathan Gold, takes inspiration from another Pulitzer Prize winner as he enjoys a first bite out of Next Door by Josie. Nodding to Allen Ginsberg’s seminal Howl, Gold starts, “I saw the best chefs of my generation employed by gastropubs; Racer 5, wild game chili, dry-rubbed riblets with their calico slaw dragging themselves through the steel seats at dawn…” The story goes on with a free-roaming list of some seriously mouth-watering assets Josie LeBalch is cooking up at her new place, including Burger’s jowl bacon with penne and cream, harissa-rubbed watermelon salad, and homemade Frito’s. The critic surely sounds smitten by LeBalch’s awesome new option for dinner and your next naked lunch. [LAW]