Last weekend, beloved L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold died following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
Almost immediately, tributes poured in from every corner of the food universe, with many major food figures, from Alice Waters to our own Adam Platt, discussing the profound impact the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer had on their lives and the restaurant world at large.
The tributes will continue this weekend with an event that’s been dubbed the “city of gold.” Dozens of buildings throughout L.A. — including the L.A. Times office, the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles City Hall, the Broad, and more — will light their façades in gold this Saturday on what would have been Gold’s 58th birthday. A larger public event has also been planned for August 26.