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S. Irene Virbila

  1. The Other Critics
    Food Critics’ Group Acknowledges the Internet, Revises Ethics CodeCompeting with bloggers, and staying anonymous, is tough these days.
  2. The Other Critics
    Besha Basks in Bestia; O.C. Weekly Tears Into Fast Food MavenElsewhere, Jonathan Gold looks at his favorite dishes of the past year.
  3. The Other Critics
    Besha Rodell Regifting L.A. With a Star-SystemShe’ll even add a star to Sherry’s discontinued ratings system.
  4. Quote of the Day
    Virbila Asserts Anonymity, Explains ExchangeThe critic feels her tweets with The Parish were misinterpreted.
  5. Oh Sherry
    A Critical Exchange: Anonymity For An Upstairs Table? [Updated]Are critics announcing their arrivals at restaurants now, or just making reservations over Twitter?
  6. The Other Critics
    Virbila Venerates Vic Casanova’s Gusto; Gold Pleasantly Unchallenged By MaisonNoting that Alain Giruad is one of the few L.A. chefs capable of commanding a giant kitchen, J. Gold feels “it’s hard not to expect more.”
  7. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Applauds New Chef at Lazy Ox; Patrick Kuh Catches Up With WaterDespite a few dishes that may not be worth the price, Kuh appreciates the balance of creativity and tradition in the $1.5 million remake.
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    Sherry Seduced by Freddy Smalls; Besha Meets Hoodie Brigade at Mother DoughL.A. Weekly’s new critic throws out a tired Portlandia joke and receives a nasty online comment.
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    Sherry Snacks on Sandwiches; Gold Does Dim Sum for DinnerLunasia offers the Chinese breakfast marvels until 8:30 P.M.
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    Gold Hungers for Huazontle at Bizarra Capital; Virbila Sweats Black HoggSherry says “There’s really nothing quite like Black Hogg in L.A.”
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    Russ Parsons Stumbles Onto Los Agaves; Gold Soaks Up Sunny SpotGold declares, “Sunny Spot, one suspects, may be the first of Choi’s restaurants to be less a passion project than a nicely executed work-for-hire.”
  12. The Other Critics
    Gold Tells Us Why We Must Eat Popcorn; Virbila Mourns Mauro at A1Sherry calls Robertson’s A1 Cucina, “the standard high for solid, truly Italian cooking.”
  13. Slideshows
    The Fifteen Most Gloriously Dramatic Fights Between Restaurant Owners and FoodSee the threats, exposed identities, accusations, and ejections fly.
  14. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila Big on BierBeisl; Gold’s Mutant Dumplings at Wang Xing JiThe two L.A. Times critics travel to Austria and Shanghai via two new restaurants.
  15. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila Impressed by Post & Beam; Gold Pigs Out at Black HoggThe two L.A. Times critics tackle two restaurants that share a similar penchant for hyper-seasonal produce and sustainable meats.
  16. Oh Sherry!
    One of These Things is Just Like the OthersS. Irene Virbila ponders the nature of trends.
  17. The Other Critics
    Gold Reviews Border Grill’s City Night in L.A. Times; Virbila Falls InA new day has dawned at The L.A. Times, but it may be hard to tell given the ground our critics retread.
  18. The Other Critics
    Gold Offers 60 Korean Dishes Every Angeleno Should Know; Burum Finds Nirvana atThe critic pens a swan song for L.A. Weekly on the city’s densest, arguably greatest dining district.
  19. The Other Critics
    Virbila Dubs Papilles The Leader of L.A.’s Bistronomics PackSherry sees a future in the spread of the Parisian bistronomics movement in L.A.
  20. The Gold Watch
    J. Gold To Tackle Reviews at L.A. Times, Elina Shatkin Also Leaving L.A.The loss of another foodie ace-in-the-hole leaves more giant shoes to be filled for Village Voice Media.
  21. The Gold Watch
    Pulitzer-Winning Critic Jonathan Gold Leaving L.A. Weekly for L.A.Village Voice Media apparently tried to retain Gold with “money the chain had not previously shown itself willing to commit.”
  22. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Rumored to Be Jumping Ship to The L.A. TimesThe rumors would squash talk that coming cuts could affect the paper’s Food Section.
  23. The Other Critics
    Virbila Nearly Overdoses on Bäco Mercat; Gold Gets Deep on Josef CentenoBoth critics love the breadth and invention at the new Downtown home of the chef’s bäco.
  24. Mediavore
    Mitt Romney Eats at McDonald’s; Pink Pepper Shooting Victim NamedMitt shows he’s just a regular, everyday, average dude while hitting The Golden Arches.
  25. Oh Sherry!
    Noah Ellis Revisits Red Medicine’s Reasons for Virbila OusterThe co-owner admits the restaurant might have not been review-ready anyway.
  26. The Other Critics
    Virbila Finds Hits and Misses at Short Order; Gold Beelines For BouillabaisseThe L.A. Weekly critic finds satisfaction at Fig & Olive, while The L.A. Times critic can make “Nancy’s Backyard Burger” at home.
  27. Mediavore
    Rihanna Helicopters Junk Food to Hawaiian Villa; Ludo Lefebvre Attacks New YorkThe French chef thinks his East Coast counterparts are “too stuffy.”
  28. The Other Critics
    J. Gold Pours One Out for Angeli Caffe; Virbila Lists Her Five FavoriteElsewhere, The L.A. Weekly critic uncovers tarte flambe and the best sushi in Pasadena.
  29. Mediavore
    Heavy Coffee Drinking May Reduce Diabetes Risk; Michael Mina Throws a DinnerThe San Francisco chef helps you host eighteen of your closest friends at dinner.
  30. The Other Critics
    Maximiliano Hits Virbila’s Sweet Spot; Gold Follows That Thing in the MallThe L.A. Weekly critic finds Westfield Culver City perfectly reflecting Los Angeles.
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    Virbila Holds a Mirror Up to Newport’s Mozza; Gold Soaks in Dal RaeThe L.A. Times critic feels the Silverton-Batali food is identical to the original, but that the room has been stripped of its soul.
  32. The Other Critics
    Virbila Inks Two and a Half Stars on Michael Voltaggio; Gold Bites Into BäcoMr. Gold also gobbles up a not-so-authentic, but-trying-really-hard beefsteak dinner with Neal Fraser at the helm.
  33. The Other Critics
    Gold Picks His 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants; Virbila Recounts 2011’s New BloodsMeanwhile, we worry that The New York Times is trying to steal our Gold.
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    Kuh Cheers on Son of a Gun; Shatkin Cruises The Kosher CorridorAnd S. Irene Virbila loves having dinner at Farmshop, even if the tables are looking a little bare.
  35. The Other Critics
    Gold Grows to Love Night + Market; Virbila Charmed at Pizzeria Il FicoThe L.A. Weekly critic also praises Church & State chef Jeremy Berlin.
  36. Mediavore
    Tracking Tapas and Ramen Through L.A.; Target Plans 100% Sustainable Fish SalesS. Irene Virbila looks at five places to get your small plates on, while Andrew Froug maps out the bubbling ramen scene.
  37. The Other Critics
    Virbila Undervalues L’Epicerie; L.A. Weekly Drops Its Best-Of’sWith no real criticism to offer, The L.A. Times critic gives Sebastien Archambault one and a half measly stars.
  38. The Other Critics
    Virbila is Moved by Picca; Gold Feels The Heat at Guisado’sElsewhere, J. Gold tells you where to find vegetarian Spanish eels.
  39. Oh Sherry!
    S. Irene Virbila Has a Big App Attack at In-N-Out BurgerThe burger chain has a GPS of sorts that points you to the closest locations.
  40. The Other Critics
    Gold Goes Nostalgic Over Saint Estephe; Virbila Drinks in OmbraThe critic takes us on a trip back to the eighties, where even then, you could tell John Sedlar was on the cusp of great things.
  41. The Other Critics
    Virbila Picks Five Fried Chickens; Gold Gorges at Ink.SackThe L.A. Times critic goes high-end while scoping out the city’s best golden bird.
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    Virbila Boosts La Buca; Gold Munches on Molcajetes at ‘The Monobrow’The L.A. Times finds the popular neighborhood Italian new and improved.
  43. Mediavore
    Which Celebrities Are Bad Tippers; Behold The Pyschic Fortune CookieJeremy Piven doesn’t surprise us, but Sean Penn?!
  44. The Other Critics
    Virbila Purrs at Hungry Cat; Gold Eats Beaver and Bear at Starry KitchenThe L.A. Weekly critic also gets initiated into the cult of Mother Dough Pizza.
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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?
  46. The Other Critics
    Virbila Munches at Mezze; Gold Chews on ChimuThe L.A. Times> recognizes the new Middle Eastern restaurant’s ambition, while the L.A. Weekly loves Downtown’s new “neo-Peruvian.”
  47. Quote of the Day
    Jordan Kahn Defends Virbila OustingThe chef simply had his feelings hurt by a bad review of XIV, as was long suspected.
  48. The Other Critics
    Virbila Declares Sotto a Game-Changer; Gold Champions Son of a GunThe L.A. Times thinks Sotto is the first serious contender to the dominance of Northern Italian restaurants in L.A.
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    Virbila Shoots Blanks at Son of a Gun; Gold Gorges on Soondae, FeelsThe L.A. Weekly discourses on Korean blood sausage and digestifs, while Patrick Kuh sums up his experience at Tim Goodell’s new restaurant.
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    Gold Explores Umami’s Modernist Approach; Virbila Sups at Spice TableJ. Gold would rather have a turkey burger than indulge those truffle oil-abusing scoundrels at Umami Burger.
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