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

  • Taco Tuesday: Bill's Taco House #3

    Taco Tuesday: Bill's Taco House #3

    Sometimes I like to contemplate a universe where the default taqueria resembles Bill’s Taco House #3, a clean, airy fast-food place across from the Burger King in a South Los Angeles shopping plaza. The big mural on the wall depicts not a sleepy ranchito but scenes from the life of the Rev. Martin...

  • Michael's in Santa Monica still looks like 1979, but it tastes very 2017

    Michael's in Santa Monica still looks like 1979, but it tastes very 2017

    Have you been to Michael’s lately? Because the Stellas are still on the walls, the Charles Garabedian drawings are still kind of naughty, and the guys at the front bar are still drinking complicated things that involve whiskey more expensive than you can afford. It’s all very disco-era until you...

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