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Jonathan Gold Reviews Cadet in Santa Monica

Posted April 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Cadet, the solo project from chef Kris Tominaga (formerly of Hart & the Hunter). While he’s intrigued by the concept, Jonathan is less impressed with the execution of the large plates which are served with an assortment of house-made side dishes. However, he suggests that it’s a solid watering hole with an interesting bar program and satisfying snacks.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Redbird at the Vibiana in Downtown LA

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Redbird, the much-anticipated opening from chef Neal Fraser.

The opening of the restaurant (which is housed in the former rectory of Downtown’s Saint Vibiana Cathedral) was plagued with delays, but Jonathan says it was worth the wait.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Lincoln in Pasadena

Posted April 10, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he considers the “Things in a Bowl” trend that has swept Los Angeles. He visits Lincoln, the latest brick and mortar from Christine Moore and Pam Perkins where you can find delicious “Things in a Bowl” as well as an impressive pastry case.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Barrel & Ashes in Studio City

Posted April 3, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits Barrel & Ashes, an upscale barbecue joint in studio city. Chef Timothy Hollingsworth was the chef de cuisine at French Laundry in Yountville before opening Barrel & Ashes last November.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews All’Acqua in Atwater Village

Posted March 27, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits All’Acqua, chef Don Dickman’s convivial Italian restaurant in Atwater Village.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Adana in Glendale

Posted March 13, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he reviews Adana, an under-the-radar Middle Eastern restaurant in Glendale where the chicken kabob is perplexingly delicious.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Gjusta

Posted March 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Gjusta, the latest concept from the Gjelina restaurant group in Venice. He describes it as part food hall, part delicatessen, part coffee bar and part juice bar. “What it isn’t, at least so far,” he says, “is a restaurant because they don’t have any chairs.”

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Terrine

Posted February 27, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Terrine, the highly anticipated restaurant from chef Kris Morningstar. The menu is meat intensive and inspired by the type of French brasserie cooking that, according to Gold, LA hasn’t seen in years.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown

Posted February 20, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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“Phat Thai is a dish that a lot of us stopped ordering 10 years ago,” Gold says. “It’s usually sweet, it’s orange, it’s gloppy, it’s everything mall about mall Thai food.”

However, Gold is impressed with Ricker’s nuanced style (the noodles are cooked slowly in freshly rendered pigs fat) and ultimately finds the do-it-yourself noodle experience a win for Chinatown.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Fang’s Kitchen in Monterey Park

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Fang’s Kitchen, a new Sichuan restaurant in Monterey Park.

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