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Jonathan Gold

  1. The New Kid
    Rodell Gives Juan’s Restaurante a Second LookThe moles blow the critic away, while other dishes are too weird, as Besha takes her first step into Gold turf.
  2. Superlatives
    Peking Tavern Promises Downtown Some SGV-Caliber ChineseOwner Andrew Chiu says it may even be “better” than L.A.’s Chinese capital, and SinoSoul chimes in.
  3. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Is ‘Happy Enough’ at The ParishHe calls chef Casey Lane the dark prince of ‘No Substitutions, No Modifications.”
  4. Tony Tony Tony
    Bourdain Basks in HollywoodTony gushes over a meal at Mozza and a trip to Night + Market with J. Gold, and even has a few Dragnet flashbacks.
  5. The Other Critics
    Industriel Grates on Gold’s Nerves; Scattergood Stoked on Avalon GrilleThe L.A. Weekly editor susses out Catalina’s “most ambitious restaurant.”
  6. Quote of the Day
    Is That a Sea Worm on Your Dinner Plate?Jonathan Gold’s cocksure approach to eating.
  7. Quote of the Day
    Jonathan Gold on Steaks and The Vegan EquivalentIt might involve cruelty-free soap and kolhrabi.
  8. Foodievents
    What To Hit at L.A. Times’ ‘The Taste,’ September 1-3Five events in three days, designed by and for L.A. locals.
  9. The Other Critics
    Gold Shouts Out Shunji; Rodell Revels in L&E Oyster BarIncreasingly, the Matsuhisa veteran is being praised for his produce more than his sashimi.
  10. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Takes Echo Park’s Red HillThe critic calls the place, “crafty, folky, a bit clumsy and subtly manipulative.”
  11. The Other Critics
    Besha Rodell Glorifies Mezze; Gold Returns to Next Door by JosieThe L.A. Weekly critic gives Micah Wexler the standing ovation he deserves.
  12. The Other Critics
    Gold Beholds Ricardo Zarate’s New Stage at Mo-ChicaThe L.A. Times critic notes the same great food, new dis-enchantingly trendy space.
  13. 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.”
  14. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Looks Back at His RootsThe critic discusses his family’s religion by way of L.A.’s delis, with help from some famous friends.
  15. Superlatives
    Why Driving 45 Minutes Just for Ramen Makes L.A. ‘The Best’Eating in L.A. is almost as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
  16. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Champions N/Naka in PalmsThe critic notes that kaiseki influences are a growing antidote to our over-saturated gastro-pub scene.
  17. The Other Critics
    Sherry Snacks on Sandwiches; Gold Does Dim Sum for DinnerLunasia offers the Chinese breakfast marvels until 8:30 P.M.
  18. Radio Craves
    Jonathan Gold Is All About the Music, ManThe critic dishes on his career as a music writer and his beef with Suge Knight.
  19. The Other Critics
    Gold Hungers for Huazontle at Bizarra Capital; Virbila Sweats Black HoggSherry says “There’s really nothing quite like Black Hogg in L.A.”
  20. The Other Critics
    Breaking Basque: Jonathan Gold Raves About Ración’s PintxosThe critic praises a new forward-leaning menu of San Sebastian-style cuisine in Pasadena.
  21. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Goes Live at NoonThe critic is hosting a live Q&A over the internet.
  22. The Other Critics
    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.”
  23. 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.”
  24. Quote of the Day
    L.A. Restaurants After The RiotsJonathan Gold does his part to connect the city’s eating scene to the 20-year-anniversary.
  25. 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.
  26. Besha Rodell
    L.A. Weekly Hires Besha Rodell To Replace Jonathan GoldThe former New Yorker was most recently the food editor at Creative Loafing Atlanta.
  27. The Other Critics
    Gold Eats Holy Moles at Rocio’s Moles del DiosesWhile enjoying the carne de chango, the critic isn’t so sure about the cochinita pibil.
  28. Pot Cookery
    Jonathan Gold Eats Nine-Courses of Weed and Lives to Write About ItBut has trouble tasting the devil’s weed in nearly everything.
  29. The Other Critics
    Gold Walks the Line at 800 Degrees; Kuh Inspects Post & BeamJ. Gold suggests getting there now before Adam Fleischman’s pizza project becomes as ubiquitous as Starbucks.
  30. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Explores The Ethics of Sucking FaceThe critic makes a judgement call on whether eating food with a face is appropriate dinner conversation.
  31. Foodies With Benefits
    Gold and Kleiman Celebrate Good Food Day This SaturdayThe event includes a panel discussion with the critic on fair treatment for food workers.
  32. 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.
  33. Mediavore
    Safeway and Vons Stop Selling Pink Slime; George Clooney Enters The TequilaThe nation’s second largest grocery store chain is putting the kibosh on the frightening meat additive.
  34. The Other Critics
    Counter Intelligence Returns With a Look at LàOnJonathan Gold retains his famous column while declaring Jenee Kim’s newest restaurant a contender as “the first modern Korean restaurant in Los Angeles.”
  35. Mediavore
    Gallagher Survives Heart Attack to Smash Another Melon; Horny Flies Drawn toThe comedian collapsed at a Texas bar shortly before his show.
  36. The Gold Watch
    A Prolific Gold Points the Way to My Taco in Daily DishAlong the way, he allows us the right to enjoy our own version of bastardized Mexican food.
  37. Mediavore
    Mitt Romney Loves Meatloaf Cakes; Red Meat Is Still Killing YouEating red or processed meat daily could increase your mortality rate by thirteen percent.
  38. Quote of the Day
    Gold Details L.A.’s New VersatilityThe critic appraises L.A.’s shifting chef scene in his first piece since rejoining the Times.
  39. 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.
  40. Oh Sherry!
    Can We Live Without Sherry’s Star System?After multiple criticisms from chefs, the paper will revel in the nuances of the writer rather than reduce them to simple rankings.
  41. Mediavore
    Celine Dion Now Owns Iconic Canadian Deli; FDA Mulls Ban on BPAThe singer is part of a group that purchased Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal.
  42. Mediavore
    Ludo Unveils LudoBites Cookbook; Lee Baca Under Fire for Lending CountyThe Sheriff is accused of offering the vehicles to a group of cronies, including the owner of Mister V’s Bar and Grill.
  43. 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.
  44. The L.A. Times Building
    Big Changes Afoot For L.A. Times Food SectionFood will be folded into a “lifestyle” section while the paper’s finally putting up a paywall online.
  45. 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.
  46. Video Feeds
    Hear a Dude Rap Jonathan Gold’s ‘99 Essential Restaurants’ to Jay-Z’sA big eatin’ rap animal named Conor Knighton has been busy digging through menus for this track.
  47. 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.”
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Openings
    Looking into MexiCali Taco & Co., Grand-Opening in Downtown Next WednesdayNew additions include fried egg as a topping on everything, flour tortillas, barley horchata, and chorizo nachos.
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