Here's an interesting story by the LA Times about our sister paper's venerated and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, his meal of whale on a trip to South Korea, and what his brother Mark, a marine scientist and president of Heal the Bay thinks about it.
- Pulitzer Prize Winning Food Critic Jonathan Gold Reviews…The Olive Garden Sometimes an April Fools prank can backfire on the prankster. It happened to Jonathan Gold, our esteemed colleague and Pulitzer Prize winning food critic at the LA Weekly. His joke on his longtime food photographer Anne Fishbein to meet him at Olive Garden didn't go exactly as planned. ] "I had no intention of eating […]
- [This Hole-In-the-Wall Life] Thai This Now: Siam Taste of Asia I recently ate at Lotus of Siam, a Las Vegas restaurant that no less an authority than Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Weekly food critic (and my personal god) Jonathan Gold deemed the best Thai restaurant in North America. He and the others who rave about this hole in the wall aren't wrong—the dishes electrified my tongue. The place has […]
- KCRW Global Street Food Fest SOLD OUT–But Win a Pair of Tickets NOW SOOOOO...remember that panel I'm going be on this Sunday in Santa Monica, alongside KCRW-FM 89.9's Evan Kleiman, celebrity chef Jet Tila, and Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold? If you're interested, tough tamales--event is sold out.However...I have a pair of tickets to give away, and I want to give them away. […]
- Why Orange County Is the Capital of Bolivian Cuisine in the Western United States I was surprised to read last week's installment of "Ask Mr. Gold" in our sister paper LA Weekly. In it, someone asked the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic of he knew where to buy salteñas, the legendary empanada originally from Argentina but long claimed by Bolivians as their national dish, a turnover of ground beef or chicken, […]
- The Pastrami Sandwiches at Tommy's Are Massive, Glorious Gut Bombs Meat ManifestoThe pastrami sandwiches at Tommy’s are massive, glorious gut bombs I’ve never had the pastrami at Katz’s or the Carnegie Deli. I haven’t even made the freeway pilgrimage to Langer’s in LA for what Jonathan Gold has called “the best pastrami sandwich in America.” Instead, it’s always been the Hat, the San Gabriel Valley […]
- Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong Coming to Irvine Drive down Culver towards Heritage Plaza and you'll notice national chains being replaced by specialty restaurants. When Elephant Bar closed, EMC Seafood claimed its place. When Denny's closed, the building was left vacant for a while--until recently. According to a sign in front of it, Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong--a Korean […]