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S. Irene Virbila

  1. The Other Critics
    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.
  2. The Other Critics
    Virbila Appraises Playa; Jonathan Gold Hoists A Glass at SteingartenJohn Sedlar brings out the artist in The L.A. Times, while L.A.’s beer craze sweeps up L.A. Weekly.
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    Virbila Gets The Specials at Aburiya Toranoko; L.A. Weekly ExaminesThe L.A. Times goes crazy for Downtown’s all-encompassing izakaya, while Jonathan Gold deals with Nathan McCall.
  4. The Other Critics
    Virbila Sups in London; Jonathan Gold Takes ManhattanBoth of L.A.’s primary restaurant critics hit the road this week and like what they find.
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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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    Lukshon Gets The Gold; Virbila Visits JulienneThe L.A. Times critic spends a night with some farm-to-table, nose-to-tail dining in Santa Barbara, while L.A. Weekly’s goes crazy for Sang Yoon’s new restaurant.
  7. The Other Critics
    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.
  8. The Other Critics
    San Francisco Lights Virbila’s Fire; Gold Finds Figs on PlatesL.A. Weekly turns an attempted April Fool’s day joke into its next big review.
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    Jonathan Gold Opts for Robata Jinya’s Ramen; Ecco’s Pizzas Please S. IreneStrangely, it’s not the robata that wows L.A.’s number-one critic at Robata Jinya.
  10. The Other Critics
    Virbila Is Not Feeling Firefly’s Glow; Gold Ducks Into Beijing Duck HouseJason Travi’s cooking has a ways to go, cries The L.A. Times, while L.A. Weekly finds itself in a Chinese poultry paradise.
  11. The Other Critics
    Virbila Visits Hostaria del Piccolo; Gold Plays at Playa and Picks Out PoutineThe L.A. Times calls Piccolo’s more approachable branch authentic, while L.A. Weekly finds much to enjoy at John Rivera Sedlar’s breezy new restaurant.
  12. Mediavore
    Gaddafi’s Sons Fight Over Coca-Cola Plant; Virbila Gives a First-Look to PlayaA battle over bottling brews in Libya, while John Sedlar’s latest restaurant gets a positive nod from The L.A. Times.
  13. The Other Critics
    Virbila Finds Beechwood Improved; Jonathan Gold Bugs Out at GuelaguetzaL.A. Times gets in another dig at Fabio Viviani, while L.A. Weekly eats insects at a familiar favorite.
  14. Mediavore
    Jerry West Eats Italian in L.A.; Get A Mario Batali Badge on Four SquareThe Lakers owner tells you where to eat in L.A. while the red-headed chef links up with the growing internet company.
  15. The Other Critics
    Gold Decodes Lukshon; Virbila Labels Petrossian a FindL.A. Weekly welcomes Sang Yoon’s restaurant to the neighborhood, while The L.A. Times checks in on Petrossian’s new chef.
  16. The Other Critics
    Patric Kuh Bids Adieu to Havana at Xiomara; Gold Digs The Duck at Sun Ha JungMeanwhile, S. Irene Virbila is hot on the trail of one of Steve McQueen’s favorite steak spots.
  17. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Doesn’t Mince Words on Jordan KahnThe critic calls Red Medicine’s chef “kind of a dick.”
  18. The Other Critics
    Gaon Flavor-Bombs Gold’s Suburbs; Virbila Checks Out Chaya’s New ChefL.A. Weekly doubles down on Korean food, while L.A. Times approves of the work being done by Harutaka Kishi.
  19. Mediavore
    Flying Pink Pig Suit Pending; Mas Malo Noise Gets To VirbilaThe food truck sends a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of a XXX film, while we called it, Downtown’s newest Mexican restaurant drives L.A. Times’ critic batty.
  20. The Other Critics
    Gold Crowns a New BBQ King; Patrick Kuh Picks 2010’s Best New RestaurantsLos Angeles magazine puts Lazy Ox Canteen at the top of its list, while Capo vets do brisket and beef ribs just right in Van Nuys.
  21. The Other Critics
    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.
  22. The Other Critics
    Red Medicine Overcomes Sour Taste in Gushing Post-Scandal ReviewJay Weston gushes, “This restaurant shall overcome that situation and rise forth to shine in the reflected glory of the three guys who dreamed the dream, walked the walk, and brought it to fruition.”
  23. Oh Sherry
    Virbila News Finally Makes It To AustraliaSo naturally, the Aussies make fun of how uptight we are.
  24. The Critics
    The Restaurant RevolutionS. Irene Virbila’s year in review–sort of.
  25. Oh Sherry
    J. Gold on ‘Second-Rate’ Red Medicine and MoreAnonymity is important! And more restaurant-critic musings from Jonathan Gold.
  26. Quote of the Day
    Medicinal MusingsRuss Parsons’ final thoughts on the outing of LAT’s S. Irene Virbila.
  27. Food Fights
    Speaking of Fights…The Top 10 Food Fights of 2010.
  28. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Names His Favorite Dishes of 2010; Virbila Champions Salt’s CureL.A. Weekly talks about Tasting Kitchen, bacon-wrapped bacon, and duck carnitas one more time before 2011 arrives.
  29. Oh Sherry
    How the Food World Feels About S. Irene Virbila’s Outing“No one deserves to be treated like that. Restaurants should affirm our humanity, not deny it,” tweets chef Daniel Patterson.
  30. Oh Sherry!
    Want to See What S. Irene Virbila Looks Like?Red Medicine unveils photos of what they claim is the anonymous L.A. Times critic, after kicking her out.
  31. The Other Critics
    Virbila Lured to Cube by Market-Driven Tweets; Gold Reconquers Cacao’s CarnitasL.A. Times is charmed by the rustic approach of the Italian cheese and wine restaurant, while L.A. Weekly loves the “shotgun wedding” of Mexican and European cooking.
  32. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver Tops The Charts; Home Bars Are Huge AgainThe chef’s recipe book is the fastest selling non-fiction book is history, while drinkers set-up their own safe-havens back at home.
  33. The Other Critics
    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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    Virbila Gets a Parking Ticket at Momed; Jonathan Gold Has a Little Lamb atL.A. Times loves Alex Sarkissian and his menu, but can’t stand the parking situation, while L.A. Weekly looks at Uyghur cuisine in San Gabriel.
  35. The Other Critics
    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.
  36. The Other Critics
    WP24 Charms Gold, But Not With Its Chinese; Virbila Swoons for CleoL.A. Weekly finds Puck’s luxury sky-scraping restaurant hit or miss, while L.A. Times is content with The Redbury’s trendy Hollywood scene.
  37. Oh Sherry!
    Here Comes a Chez Jay Regular To Set S. Irene Virbila StraightFabio Viviani and Wolfgang Puck might have let her get away with worse, but tried-and-true customers of a Santa Monica legend will not stand for their dive to be “dissed.”
  38. The Other Critics
    Gold Deposits 99 Essential Eats for 2010; Virbila Enjoys The YardGold 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.
  39. The Other Critics
    J. Gold Does Dan Dan Right at Chaun Yu Noodle Town; Wolfgang Zweiner Wastes L.A.The intricacies of the Chinese noodles apparently “can tear families apart,” while Wolfgang’s Steakhouse get shredded by S. Irene Virbila.
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    J. Gold Finds A New Home at Pal Cabron; Virbila Probes Providence’s TastingL.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.
  41. The Other Critics
    Virbila Indulges in Italian at Obika and Amarone; Gold Tries Tijuana’s BestObika 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.
  42. The Other Critics
    Gold Gobbles Offal at Waterloo; Shangri-La Surprises SherryA 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.
  43. The Other Critics
    Shoemaker’s Savory Scores With Virbila; Gold Throws a Taco PartyThe short-lived Bastide chef expresses his own personal vision in Point Dume, while L.A. Weekly drops five great tacos on readers.
  44. The Other Critics
    Craft Casts A Spell on S. Irene Virbila; Gold Talks Taco Town at TingaGold also drops a walloping rumor about Guelaguetza’s future in Palms.
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    SIV Retreads Serenata’s Grounds; Gold Porks San GabrielThe L.A. Times finds an old favorite is falling a little flat, while L.A. Weekly points us to some quality pigs.
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    Gold Going Out With Langer’s Pastrami, But Probably Not Going Back To The YardThe L.A. Weekly critic makes some premature preparations for his funeral, which definitely won’t include C.J. Jacobson’s pulled pork sliders.
  47. The Other Critics
    Gold Gets Flashbacks From Fries at Daglas And Trumpets The Six BurgerPlus, where to catch S. Irene Virbila over lunch.
  48. The Other Critics
    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.
  49. The Other Critics
    Virbila Jocks Jocko’s; Gold Examines Test KitchenJonathan Gold might have just made a star out of Salt’s Cure’s BLT.
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    GQ Jumps On The L.A. Love Train; Gold Gets Offended by Santa Monica PlaceElsewhere, S. Irene Virbila and L.A. mag both lose it over Waterloo & City’s shepard’s pie.
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