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  1. The Other Critics
    Sherry Snacks on Sandwiches; Gold Does Dim Sum for DinnerLunasia offers the Chinese breakfast marvels until 8:30 P.M.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.
  5. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Goes Live at NoonThe critic is hosting a live Q&A over the internet.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.”
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.”
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.”
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. The Other Critics
    Gold Blown Away by Shanghai No. 1 Seafood; Patric Kuh Reflects on Red MedicineThe L.A. Weekly critic calls it, “the most ambitious Chinese restaurant to open in Los Angeles in a decade — maybe ever…”
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Mario Batali Signing at Mozza2Go; Moon Juice Opening in VeniceThe red-headed chef will put his pen to your copy of Molto Mario next week.
  34. 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.
  35. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila Looks Back on 2011’s Best; Gold Spies Curly FriesElsewhere, Jonathan Gold targets Bryant Ng’s Spice Table as the bulls-eye of L.A.’s coherent new dining scene.
  36. The Other Critics
    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.
  37. Reopenings
    Gold Uncovers a New Life for East L.A.’s Gallo’s GrillThe legendary Mexican steakhouse is reanimated seven years after going comatose in a fire.
  38. The Other Critics
    Gold Gifts You With a Chinese Christmas; Burum Does Ventura Blvd.Elsewhere, the L.A. Weekly critic looks in on the re-imagined Mariscos Chente and complains again about the casual madness among us.
  39. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Gets Cheesy, Reveals the Worst Thing He Ever AteThe critic considers Epoisses “proof of a loving God.”
  40. 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.
  41. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Eats España, Accepts Ferran Adria’s WaysThe once molecular-phobic critic eats some of Spain’s coolest dishes. And we think he likes it!
  42. The Other Critics
    Gold Feels Out MaximilianoThough the re-invented red-sauce has some sticking points, the critic predicts great things to come.
  43. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold, ExcelledThe Delicious Life list-geeks out on the critic’s 99 Essential Restaurants.
  44. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Comes Straight Outta Comptoir; Goes Cyco at Neptune’s NetThe L.A. Weekly critic writes, “for the first time, the most interesting places in Little Tokyo are not necessarily Japanese.”
  45. 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.
  46. Mediavore
    Chick-Fil-A Gives $2 Million to Anti-Gay Groups; Jonathan Gold Loves South L.A.The chain’s donations to such causes appear to have increased over the years.
  47. The Other Critics
    Burum Bites Banh Khoai in O.C.; Gold Salutes SottoLinda Burum thoroughly explores Orange County’s Central Vietnamese scene.
  48. 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.
  49. The Other Critics
    Linda Burum Finds Got Sushi? in King’s Burgers; Gold Mocks Venice at GjelinaThe restaurant inside of a restaurant finds Katana alum Jun Y. Cha making inspired sushi and nigiri.
  50. 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.
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