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Brad A. Johnson

  1. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Reviews RivaBella; Besha Rodell Considers Corazon Y MielElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson gives San Juan Capistrano’s RokPrime one and a half stars.
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    Rodell Flings Four Stars At Hinoki and The Bird; Johnson Pained By PinotThe L.A. Weekly critic writes, “It takes an extreme level of dedication to create an experience this flawless.”
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    Jonathan Gold Gets Raw At M.A.K.E.; Catching Up With John SedlarThe creative Rivera chef will not longer be cooking at Playa, putting his attentions towards his Tamale Museum instead.
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    Rodell In Awe At Allumette; J. Gold Chipper at Chi SpaccaDown in San Juan Capistrano, Brad A. Johnson bellies up for brunch at the historic Ramos House Cafe.
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    Jonathan Gold Takes To Muddy Leek; Johnson Narrowly Escapes Boredom at Brea’s“If everything weren’t so well-executed, I’d say this place was ridiculously boring,” the O.C. critic writes about Brea’s hot Italian trattoria.
  6. The O.C.
    Noah Blom’s Arc Called ‘One Of The Most Important Restaurants To Open In AmericaThe entirely wood-cooked restaurant is credited for being the “ultimate and inevitable backlash to molecular gastronomy.”
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    Gold Canuckles Under Littlefork’s Poutine; Rodell Revels in Highbrow, ‘Slutty’In Anaheim, Brad. A Johnson falls in love with The Ranch.
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    Rodell Labels Alma A Gem; Gold Gobbles Fish Heads at Hunan MaoDown in the O.C., Brad A. Johnson squeezes into The Cellar in San Clemente.
  9. Coming Soon
    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Closes To Make Room For Post & Beam Team’s Willie JaneGovind Armstrong and Brad Johnson are bringing a slice of The South to Venice.
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    J. Gold Hails Hinoki & The Bird; L.A. Weekly Drops ‘99 Essential Restaurants’In Santa Ana, Brad A. Johnson loves Jason Quinn’s food, even if he thinks there’s a “Playground bully” lurking in the kitchen.
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    Patric Kuh Praises Gorge in West Hollywood; Gold Soaks In Venice’s HostariaThe Los Angeles Magazine critic calls Elia Aboumrad’s French restaurant on the Sunset Strip “seductive.”
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    Rodell Reviews The Parish; Gold Cuts Across The CityThe L.A. Weekly critic finds more magic in the room than on the menu.
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    Gold Drops L.A.’s Top Ramen; Scattergood Seeks Out PorchettaIn Orange County, Brad A. Johnson gives DivBar a sterling review, a day before the chef takes off.
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    Gold Mines Cortez To Find Shrunken Small Plates; Rodell Rousts Chatty Waiter andElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson eats a bunch of tacos in Dana Point.
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    Rodell Wrassles Down Black Hogg; Gold Tackles Tex-Mex at Bar AmaElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson suggests skipping the tasting menu and goling straight for the escargot shumai at Charlie Palmer.
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    Rodell Adores The Austrian Authenticity of BierBeisel; Gold Jumps Aboard BestiaBernhard Mairinger’s European sensibilities and training net his restaurant three stars from L.A. Weekly.
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    Besha Basks in Bestia; O.C. Weekly Tears Into Fast Food MavenElsewhere, Jonathan Gold looks at his favorite dishes of the past year.
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    J. Gold Stands Beside Spago; Besha Rodell Thinks Cortez Is Killing ItThe Echo Park locavore avoids being just “a parody of 2012 and of everything Chang was deriding in his figs-on-a-plate comment.”
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    Gold Meets Sqirl; Besha’s Back at SpagoIn other news, Brad A. Johnson finds both stumbles and success stories at Stonehill Tavern.
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    Brad A. Johnson Kicks Off O.C. Register ReviewsThe James Beard-winning writer lists his battle scars and takes a stab at the bloggerati.
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    Brad A. Johnson Hammers Laurel Hardware; Rodell Reveals No Surprises at NobuThe Time Out critic calls the West Hollywood hottie “lazy” and the pizza “gummy.”
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    Critic Brad A. Johnson On Time OutThe former Angeleno critic returns to review L & E Oyster Bar.
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    James Beard Winner Brad A Johnson Moves to OC Register
  24. TV Land
    Long Anonymous Critic Brad A. Johnson To Appear on Beat the ChefsBrushing the big reveal off his shoulders, the scribe writes, “Anonymity will soon be dead.”
  25. Superlatives
    Josef Centeno Actually Angeleno’s ‘Best New Chef’ For The Second TimeHere’s hoping the Baco Mercat chef three-peats in 2017.
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    Brad A. Johnson Breaks Down 2011’s BestThe critic looks at the world’s best dishes and L.A.’s best new restaurants.
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    Virbila Praises M.B. Post; Gold Claims IOTA Coffee Is Perfect for Teenage GirlsIn other news, The L.A. Times plans to run a restaurant review every other week now. Shouldn’t a big city paper probably have a weekly review?
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    Jonathan Gold Inhales The Glories of Spice Table; Brad A. Deems Son of a Gun TheBryant Ng scores big with L.A. Weekly, while the former Angeleno critic thinks the Animal team has another hit on their hands.
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    Virbila Finds Room for Improvement at Lukshon; Brad A. Johnson Is No Playa HaterMeanwhile, Jonathan Gold takes us behind the music at Cochon 555.
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    Virbila Slams The Cooking at Craig’s; Brad A. Johnson Loves LukshonL.A. Times is more charmed by the man than the menu at Craig Susser’s new industry hot-spot.
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    Virbila Takes Fraiche Down a Peg; J. Gold Drinks In L.A.’s Best CocktailsBrad A. Johnson also takes a look at the refreshed Fraiche, with much nicer things to say than The L.A. Times.
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    Brad A. Johnson Moves On From Modern LuxuryThe critic will do more writing, with upcoming features in Food & Wine and freelance reviews for Angeleno.
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    Brad A. Praises David Feau, Slams The Service at The RoyceThe chef might have received five stars if not for the waiter who may have been “plucked from a pizza parlor or IHOP.”
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    Brad A. Johnson and Virbila Scope Scarpetta; Gold Entranced by Salt’s CureJeff Cerciello’s fries are cult-worthy, cries the L.A. Weekly, while Angeleno and L.A. Times are both sold on Scott Conant’s $24 spaghetti.
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    J. Gold Feels Back at Home at Huge Pastry Tree; Kuh Crashes Santa Monica PlaceWhile Jonathan Gold’s high school friends were at IHOP, he was taking the bus to Chinatown.
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    Brad A. Johnson Alleviates The Perils of Searching AngelenoSince the magazine’s site is impossible to navigate, the critic has made it much easier to find his writing online.
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    Brad A. Johnson Savors Shoemaker; Gold Grubs at Georgio’s CucinaAngeleno thinks a little work could turn Malibu’s Savory into a citywide dining destination, while L.A. Weekly nails down the elusive Gary Robins.
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    Kuh Hoped For More From Rick Bayless; J. Gold Sniffs Pork Vapors at Baek HwaLos Angeles magazine finds more missteps than successes at Red O, while L.A. Weekly follows a restaurant recommendation from Roy Choi.
  39. Slideshow
    What You Missed at Chef’s Night Out 2010Angeleno handed out restaurant awards to their picks of the year’s best toques.
  40. User's Guide
    Which Tasting Event Best Fits Your Appetite and BudgetYou can find Michael Voltaggio and Ludo Lefebvre at three out of four.
  41. Foodievents
    How To Save $20 On Chef’s Night OutAngeleno Magazine offers an industry rate to Grub Street readers.
  42. Mediavore
    Ronaldo Seduced Local Waitress; Oldest Bottle of Drinkable Champagne FoundA one night stand in L.A. may have lead to a baby for a soccer superstar, while Baltic divers unearth 200 year-old bubbly.
  43. Chef's Night Out
    Brad A. Johnson Lets The Chefs Out Again For 8th Annual Restaurant AwardsThe critic is giving away two tickets to an event with a star-roster of chefs and an awards ceremony for his year’s best picks.
  44. Superlatives
    Brad A. Johnson Tweets His Restaurant Award WinnersHis top ten list of best new restaurants contains at least one big surprise.
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    Culina’s Crudo Changes Brad A. Johnson; Gold Hits The Slaw Dogs/Red ONever a raw salmon fan, Angeleno’s critic shifts direction at Four Seasons, while Pasadena offers a hit-or-miss creative hot dog to L.A. Weekly
  46. Awards
    Gold Grabs Beard; Brad A. Johnson Wins ‘Best Critic’ from Cordon BleuL.A.’s critics win big during two awards ceremonies, while chefs and restaurants are passed up.
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    Virbila and Bastide Resolve Rocky Past; Karen Hatfield Eases Johnson’s Sous VideJoseph Mahon satisfies the Times critic, while Angeleno thinks Quinn Hatfield goes a little far sometimes.
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    Sam Sifton Challenges Gold, GQ, and Shindler; Brad A. Johnson AdoresThe New York Times’ restaurant critic challenges his peers’ take on Los Angeles eating.
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    Gold Plans L.A.’s Last Supper; Virbila Finds Tar Pit’s Sticking PointsL.A. Weekly offers try-before-you-die-dishes and Mark Peel’s new place gets a lot right but only some of the time.
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    Delphine Debuts to Gold’s Delight; Brad A. Johnson Finds the Best La Buca YetThe W’s new restaurant scores with The L.A. Weekly and Angeleno loves the kitchen shake-up at an Italian legend.
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