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Jonathan Gold

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.
Jonathan Gold says hello from Tokyo, where there are cherry blossoms and, even better, Narisawa

Jonathan considers Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s Tokyo restaurant Narisawa, No. 18 on last year’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

At Majordomo, Jonathan Gold is unsure whether to praise chef David Chang — or bury him

Jonathan Gold reviews Majordomo, Momofuku chef David Chang’s first L.A. restaurant, in Chinatown. The short rib is excellent; the galbi jjim is not.

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