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Jonathan Gold

The Best Restaurants

 

Otium at the Broad museum is L.A.'s most ambitious new restaurant in years

What is an ambitious restaurant in America at the moment? Does it require the elaborate French-based cooking at restaurants like Le Bernardin or the French Laundry, or does it hew closer to the vaguely experimental vibe of Manresa or Alinea? Does the global eclecticism of Providence or Spago qualify?...

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  • A mole tamale Oaxacan Christmas feast

    A mole tamale Oaxacan Christmas feast

    How do you know it's Christmas at Bricia Lopez's house? There's a big Christmas tree in one corner of the art-filled hillside bungalow; a baby bobs in his bouncy chair. Bricia, her sisters Elizabeth Lopez and Paulina Lopez Velasquez, and her mother, Maria de Jesus, wear coordinated Oaxacan aprons...

  • Jonathan Gold: Five of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in the SGV with the name 'Tasty'

    Jonathan Gold: Five of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in the SGV with the name 'Tasty'

    In last week’s column, I alluded to the flood of San Gabriel Valley Chinese restaurants  with the word "Tasty’" tucked somewhere into their English-language names. Depending on whether you count doughnut shops, burger stands or branches of the same restaurant as Tasty, Not-Tasty or Tasty in their...

  • Jonathan Gold's 10 best dishes of 2015

    Jonathan Gold's 10 best dishes of 2015

    A decade or two from now, when line-caught sea bass will seem as rare and unobtainable as sturgeon caviar is now, drive-through windows sell more lentil bowls than cheeseburgers and we have gotten used to the idea of Taylor Swift as the governor of Pennsylvania, 2015 may well seem in retrospect...

  • Jonathan Gold's Los Angeles: Cheddar Bacon Biscuit

    Jonathan Gold's Los Angeles: Cheddar Bacon Biscuit

    David Lefevre.  Manhattan Beach Post.  No one can say no to this signature dish – a cheesy, meaty biscuit accompanied by a smear of maple butter.

  • Jonathan Gold review: Trois Familia, where the Trois Mec chef makes Mexican brunch

    Jonathan Gold review: Trois Familia, where the Trois Mec chef makes Mexican brunch

    So a French chef walks into a Mexican restaurant. Maybe he has a bowl of cocido, maybe he doesn't. It is a good bowl of cocido; he may as well. So a French chef opens a Mexican restaurant. It is on the site of what used to be Alegria, an artists' hangout beloved for its mole. The former owner is...

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