Gold drops a few big names from his annual list of must-eats, while L.A. Times likes The Yard, but still gives it just one-and-a-half stars.
J. Gold Does Dan Dan Right at Chaun Yu Noodle Town; Wolfgang Zweiner Wastes L.A. Times' Time and Money
The intricacies of the Chinese noodles apparently "can tear families apart," while Wolfgang's Steakhouse get shredded by S. Irene Virbila.
L.A. Weekly enjoys having Natura so close at hand, while The L.A. Times calls Michael Cimarusti's seafood some of the country's best.
Obika does well with L.A. Times, but has a bread situation it can't seem to solve, while Javier Plascencia's appearance on Pico gets a hero's welcome from L.A. Weekly.
A pork chop doused in blood pudding rocks the L.A. Weekly, while L.A. Times review of a "good" hotel dining room makes us yawn.
The short-lived Bastide chef expresses his own personal vision in Point Dume, while L.A. Weekly drops five great tacos on readers.
Gold also drops a walloping rumor about Guelaguetza's future in Palms.
The L.A. Times finds an old favorite is falling a little flat, while L.A. Weekly points us to some quality pigs.
The critic isn't slamming Bayless, but thinks his L.A. consulting gig has fairly mixed results.
The L.A. Weekly critic makes some premature preparations for his funeral, which definitely won't include C.J. Jacobson's pulled pork sliders.
Plus, where to catch S. Irene Virbila over lunch.
Los Angeles magazine finds more missteps than successes at Red O, while L.A. Weekly follows a restaurant recommendation from Roy Choi.
Jonathan Gold might have just made a star out of Salt's Cure's BLT.
Elsewhere, S. Irene Virbila and L.A. mag both lose it over Waterloo & City's shepard's pie.
The Houstons chain scores three stars, while L.A. Weekly navigates an untranslated menu.
Bayless, even when AWOL, keeps packing them in, but when will the restaurant learn to stow the clipboard away?
Chruch & State's new chef is worth visiting, and Mr. Gold shows his true feelings for chain restaurants.
A new chef refreshes a hippie classic and Studio City might have the town's best Japanese noodle spot.
Shelly Cooper keeps The L.A. Times entertained while Vietnamese-Mexican fusion fails to impress L.A. Weekly.
Meanwhile, S. Irene Virbila lets WP24's awesome views and menu distract her from the contemporary pop music.