Jonathan Gold | 1960 – 2018

Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the city's vast culinary landscape, has died. He was 57.

In addition to our coverage of his death from pancreatic cancer, explore Gold's Los Angeles through his guide to L.A.'s 101 Best Restaurants and his most notable reviews.

L.A. pays tribute to Jonathan Gold with a ‘city of gold’

Public events around Los Angeles will honor legendary L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, who died Saturday from pancreatic cancer.

A note to our readers: The Times has lifted its paywall on Jonathan Gold coverage

The Los Angeles Times has lifted its online paywall for stories about Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold.

He bridged cultural divides and saved the sharks: Jonathan Gold's brother remembers his impact

By writing about the joys of taco trucks and street food, Jonathan Gold saved and created hundreds of jobs. He also explained a complicated place that defied the usual cultural analysis.

In memory of Jonathan Gold, beloved food critic and music lover

Before Jonathan Gold, pictured with his band Guitar Army, was a game-changing food critic, he was a lover of music and a trained cellist.

That time Jonathan Gold saved the struggling Night+Market from closure

Food critic Jonathan Gold was known for generously championing many up-and-coming chefs still struggling to find their groove, and anonymous restaurants in an overlooked part of town.

Before there was food, Jonathan Gold was a groundbreaking music critic

Though best known for his work as a food critic, Jonathan Gold was just as thoughtful, and edgy, in his early days as a music writer

Jonathan Gold, the cook: Favorite recipes from our Restaurant Critic

We may know him as one of the most famous restaurant critics ever. But did you know that Jonathan Gold was an accomplished home cook, too? Here are some of his favorite recipes.

To be a writer in Los Angeles is to contend with the words of Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold was renowned as a food critic, but his sharp writing and his generosity also helped shape a generation of L.A. writers.

Tributes to restaurant critic Jonathan Gold pour in from around the food world

Chefs share their memories and thoughts on Jonathan Gold — and what he meant to their careers and Los Angeles.

We all live in Jonathan Gold's Southern California

People used to visit Southern California for the weather, the beach, Disneyland. But a big draw now is the food.

Gold's reviews were playful, passionate and a fine reflection of the city he roamed. Here's a sampling

The Pulitzer-winning food critic visited hundreds of restaurants. Some were stars already. Others, he shined a light upon. He became like a culinary troubadour, becoming as well known as most of the chefs.

Jonathan Gold didn't just elevate the art of food writing and restaurant criticism, he helped a fractured region understand itself

Restaurant critic Jonathan Gold managed to do something that only the freeways and the Los Angeles Times have done: bring a far-flung city together.

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the city’s vast culinary landscape and made its food understandable and approachable to legions of fans, has died. He was 57.