Jonathan Gold

Columnist

Jonathan Gold is the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2007 and was a finalist again in 2011. A Los Angeles native, he began writing the Counter Intelligence column for the L.A. Weekly in 1986, wrote about death metal and gangsta rap for Rolling Stone and Spin among other places, and is delighted that he has managed to forge a career out of the professional eating of tacos.

Recent Articles

  • Where Jonathan Gold goes for spicy comfort food in Koreatown

    Where Jonathan Gold goes for spicy comfort food in Koreatown

    Sun Nong Dan is a specialist in sullungtang, a gentle broth made by boiling beef bones for hours, even days, until the liquid turns a shimmering, pearlescent white that is pretty much the opposite of what French chefs are taught in cooking school. The soup is fatless and softly fragrant, not quite...

  • Jonathan Gold reviews P.Y.T., a vegetable-centered nirvana in L.A.

    Jonathan Gold reviews P.Y.T., a vegetable-centered nirvana in L.A.

    One of the best things I had to eat this summer was a whole celeriac cooked by Daniel Berlin, of the restaurant that bears his name in southern Sweden. The unlovely root, probably his most famous dish, had been roasted for nine or 10 hours in the embers of a slow wood fire, and when it came to...

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