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 looks over the 2018 World's 50 Best Restaurants list and names some notable omissions

The World's 50 Best list has come out, with Massimo Bottura repeating as No. 1. Our restaurant critic weighs in on Bottura's Osteria Francescana and other restaurants — and wonders why Atelier Crenn isn't there.

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At Middle Eastern restaurants, it all starts with hummus. Jonathan Gold says Bavel's is magnificent

Chef Ori Menashe’s highly anticipated new DTLA restaurant Bavel, has a Middle Eastern-inspired menu, desserts from his wife, pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, and lots of boisterous good times.