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A lifetime of friendship with Jonathan Gold

9/21/2018
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Journalist Jervey Tervalon remembers his long friendship with late food critic Jonathan Gold in a poem.

Duration:00:03:57

Zach Brooks: The impact of Jonathan Gold's review of Vespertine

9/7/2018
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Zach Brooks talks about what it meant to read Jonathan Gold’s review of Vespertine, one of LA’s more controversial restaurant openings in recent memory.

Duration:00:04:00

Tien Nguyen: Jonathan Gold on Nha Trang

8/31/2018
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Writer Tien Nguyen remembers when Jonathan Gold defended his love of the San Gabriel Valley noodle shops against critics.

Duration:00:04:00

Jonathan Gold's 2007 review of Jitlada

8/24/2018
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This week, we revisit one of Jonathan Gold’s favorite LA establishments, Jitlada. Home to some of the spiciest Southern Thai cuisine around, the Hollywood restaurant is a must-visit institution.

Duration:00:03:57

Daniel Hernandez: Jonathan Gold on El Parian

8/17/2018
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L.A. Taco’s Daniel Hernandez recalls leading Jonathan Gold on a taco crawl through Guadalajara and how Gold’s photographic memory of street tacos in Mexico informed his review of El Parian in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:03:54

Mona Holmes: Jonathan Gold's 1989 story on N.W.A.

8/10/2018
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Before Jonathan Gold became the voice of LA’s culinary scene, he was a music writer. Eater’s Mona Holmes recalls Gold’s 1989 LA Weekly feature on N.W.A.

Duration:00:03:58

Laura Gabbert: Jonathan Gold's 1992 piece on the LA Riots

8/3/2018
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“From the stoop of my building, it seemed like a giant block party,” Gold wrote in 1992, just a week after the Los Angeles Riots. “City of Gold” filmmaker Laura Gabbert shares what this piece meant to her.

Duration:00:03:59

Carolina Miranda on Jonathan's review of Simon LA

7/27/2018
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As we continue to mourn the loss of Jonathan Gold, former colleague Carolina Miranda from the LA Times stopped by to share her favorite Gold review.

Duration:00:04:00

Jonathan Gold praises Travis Lett's dive into Japanese gastropub fare at MTN in Venice

6/29/2018
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Nancy Singleton Hachisu has called Travis Lett’s latest opening “the most Japanese restaurant in America.” LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold explains why.

Duration:00:04:19

Jonathan Gold turns up the heat at Chongqing Special Noodles

6/22/2018
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Jonathan Gold finds thin, bouncy noodles covered in spicy Sichuan peppercorn sauce at Chongqing Special Noodles in San Gabriel.

Duration:00:04:18

Jonathan Gold shares his favorite food flicks

6/8/2018
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In some of Jonathan Gold’s favorite culinary-centric films, food isn’t always as it seems.

Duration:00:03:59

Jonathan Gold finds magical nostalgia at Freedman's in Silver Lake

6/1/2018
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Freedman’s enchants with aromas of fresh homemade bagels and moist brisket. Jonathan Gold talks about how the deli’s mouth-watering aromas and modern take on Jewish staples captivated him during a recent visit.

Duration:00:04:00

Jonathan Gold finds breathtaking fare while dining in Tokyo

5/25/2018
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In between bowls of ramen and getting kicked out of a yakitori restaurant, Jonathan Gold found time to have some of the best meals of his life on a recent trip to Tokyo.

Duration:00:03:57

Jonathan Gold enjoys Nayarit-Sinaloan style ceviche at El Coraloense in Bell Gardens

5/18/2018
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Jonathan Gold might not find the plates at El Coraloense Instagram-ready, but the quality of ingredients and vibrant flavors keep him wanting more.

Duration:00:03:59

Jonathan Gold recounts the LA Times Food Bowl's Sichuan Summit

5/11/2018
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The LA Times Food Bowl runs through the month of May. Jonathan Gold reports on how it’s been going so far..

Duration:00:03:55

Jonathan Gold eats clay pot rice at Nature Pagoda in San Gabriel

4/27/2018
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Jonathan Gold praises the beautiful crusty rice at the bottom of Nature Pagoda’s sizzling clay pots.

Duration:00:03:58

Jonathan Gold steps into David Chang's orbit at Majordomo

4/20/2018
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Admitting a prior history with David Chang, Jonathan Gold gives a blow-by-blow account of his meals at Majordomo, the Momofuku founder’s first foray into Los Angeles.

Duration:00:04:13

Jonathan Gold tries the exquisite sushi at Shiki Beverly Hills

4/6/2018
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Chef Mori Onodera is serving up remarkable omakase to his loyal following of sushi aficionados.

Duration:00:03:59

Jonathan Gold visits the freshly reopened Noma in Copenhagen

3/30/2018
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Noma was once lauded as the best restaurant in the world. Jonathan Gold says after its recent reopening, the magic is still alive.

Duration:00:03:59

Jonathan Gold eats his veggies at The Exchange in DTLA

3/23/2018
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According to Jonathan Gold, the amba aioli at Israeli-inspired The Exchange is the new Thousand Island dressing.

Duration:00:03:57