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Consider The Fork: Is Food Criticism Relevant?

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 09.15.2016 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

There are many ways to critique an art form such as cooking, and like most art forms, the way one sees it differs from one to the other. Opinions are, with no need to repeat a vulgar idiom, commonplace. Everyone has an opinion when it comes to food, even picky four-year-olds.

'Culinary Geographer' Jonathan Gold Shows Us The Hidden Los Angeles

Micah Hauser | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Micah Hauser

For many who've never been here, or only been here briefly, Los Angeles presents itself as a great, sprawling mess; a tangled web of highway interchan...

What is it Really Like to be a Food Critic?

Ali Rosen | Posted 03.11.2017 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For more food drink and travel videos visit A restaurant critic sounds like the best job in the world - free meals and the power...

Jonathan Gold Reveals LA's Best Sushi Restaurants | Posted 09.09.2013 | Los Angeles

In summer, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of sushi, possibly because the heat makes the thought of cooked food all but unbearable, but probably...

Jonathan Gold Reveals LA's 101 Best Restaurants | Posted 07.23.2013 | Los Angeles

If you take into account Los Angeles' superb produce, its breathtaking diversity and its imagination, it can be one of the most pleasurable places to ...

Jonathan Gold Gets His Own Documentary!

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

It's about time! Pulitzer prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold will be the subject of a new documentary about his life and love: food in Los Angele...

Major Newspaper Axes Starred Restaurant Reviews

Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

The Los Angeles Times has decided to nix the star ratings that used to accompany restaurant reviews. The paper explains its decision: First, star r...

Jonathan Gold Bids Farewell to LA Weekly... and Hello to The Los Angeles Times!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On Sunday, Jonathan Gold held his fifth annual Gold Standard culinary event. This one is an ethnic food paradise, where foodies pay for an afternoon of eating and drinking until you drop... of exhaustion, stomach seizures and such.

Jonathan Gold's Last Hurrah For LA Weekly

Huffington Post Los Angeles | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

Hosted at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Miracle Mile, LA Weekly's 4th annual Gold Standard on Sunday, March 5th was the foodie event of the year. ...

Adults Are Kids, Too: Dinosaurs, Dr. Suess & More

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

FRIDAY Fashion On Wheels What: Get fashionable this Friday with Kate Spade and Brooklyn indie band Vivian Girls's traveling bus tour. The bus is dec...

Jumping Ship! Gold To Leave L.A. Weekly

Posted 02.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Jonathan Gold is jumping ship! The Pulitzer-prize winning food critic is leaving his long time home at LA Weekly for a new gig at the Los Angeles Time...

5 Cheese Questions For A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Food Critic

culture magazine | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
culture magazine

When I lived in New York, I tended to spend about twice as much at Murray's each year as I did at every supermarket combined.

The Queen Of The Great Los Angeles Hamburger

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

Earlier this year foodies, family and friends lost one of our most devoted chefs, Amy Pressman. She was a young 53 when she lost her battle with cance...

Top Critic Pits World's Best Restaurants Head-To-Head

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold may be America's best restaurant critic. He's the only food writer ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism ("For his zest...

Jonathan Gold Reviews Sang Yoon's Lukshon

LA Weekly | a a a Comments (1) | Posted 06.21.2011 | Los Angeles

It is a warm spring night, with a hint of the Santa Anas in the air, and the least likely place in Los Angeles to experience a pastoral groove is prob...

Heal the Bay Food Benefit Is Gold's Best Ever

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

It is the unexpected gems which make an event like this such a treat... the discovery of flavorful bombs which blow your mind and stimulate your imagination.

Ludobites 6.0 Reviewed By Jonathan Gold

Squid Ink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This was LudoBites' first residency in what could be termed an actual restaurant, the former site of Max and the much-missed Marché, and by the final...

JGold Reviews Red Medicine

LA Weekly | Jonathan Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable...

Top Food Critics And Bloggers Describe The 2010 LA Dining Scene In One Word

Eater LA | Kat Odell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The close of 2010 is upon us, and as is the tradition here at Eater, we've surveyed a variety of bloggers, writers, and industry types to comment on t...

Will Rock Bands, Food Trucks & Booze Make The Library Cool Again?

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via The Beat Of Young Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Central Library in Downtown LA kicks off the first event in a series called "This Is Your Library.....

Chef José Andrés vs. Jonathan Gold In A Molecular Gastronomy Battle Royale: Who's The Victor?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There are several chefs practicing "Modern" or "Avante Garde" cuisine who object strongly to the term "Molecular Gastronomy," finding it a limited and...

Post-Twitter Battle, J. Gold Reviews Red O

LA Weekly | a a a Comments (4) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Red O, it is clear, is basically a consulting gig for Bayless, and the owners seem to be gambling on a hunch that Bayless' sleek, modern Mexican cooki...

Events: Our Picks For Your Evening Out

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Educate yourself about internet freedom from Columbia University professor Tim Wu, get to know the city from taste-makers Jonathan Gold and Bret Easto...

Jonathan Gold Op-Ed: Food Trucks An LA Staple Worth Saving | Jonathan Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It is nearly midnight, and the local businesses have long been shuttered for the night. This part of town goes to bed early. Yet late on a drizzly Tue...

Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential Restaurants List Revealed

LA Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

When is a restaurant not a restaurant? It's not a rhetorical question, actually, not this year. I really don't know. Because just as parts of Los Ange...