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Jonathan Gold Reviews All’Acqua in Atwater Village

Posted March 27, 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 All’Acqua, chef Don Dickman’s convivial Italian restaurant in Atwater Village.

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A Conversation Between Two Critics: Jonathan Gold and Daniel Vaughn

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times where he covers restaurants in Los Angeles County. Daniel Vaughn is the BBQ Editor at Texas Monthly where he oversees all barbecue coverage for the entire state of Texas. During a trip to Austin for SXSW, the two critics talked shop over brisket tacos at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ.

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Recipe: Negroni Pie

Posted March 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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It’s no secret that we love pie here at Good Food, and when we learned about Allison Kave’s boozey pies at her Brooklyn based shop Butter & Scotch we had to know more.

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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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An Unofficial History of Edible Underwear

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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You’d expect novelty items to have a colorful history. But the story behind edible underwear – those candy briefs that pop up as gag gifts at bridal showers – is much stranger than you you’d imagine. How strange is it? The story includes cutting-edge food science, disco, Tokyo Rose and a suitcase stuffed with cash.

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Recipe: General Tso’s Chicken

Posted February 5, 2015 by | Comments Off | ]
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General Tso’s chicken is a staple of American Chinese menus nationwide. There are probably as many recipes as there are Chinese restaurants in the US (over 40,000). This particular recipe comes from the filmmakers behind The Search for General Tso, a documentary film from Ian Cheney and Jennifer Lee.

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Jonathan Gold Documentary ‘City of Gold’ Premieres at Sundance

Posted January 28, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]
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City of Gold, Laura Gabbert’s documentary film about LA’s beloved restaurant critic Jonathan Gold premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
In her interview with Evan Kleiman Gabbert says it took three coffee meetings to convince Gold to do the film. Only after telling him that the movie would be “a film about Los Angeles but through his eyes” did he agree to the project. Gabbert …

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The Starry Kitchen Story – From Illegal Restaurant to an Ambitious Kickstarter Campaign

Posted January 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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When Nguyen Tran and his wife Thi opened Starry Kitchen it was a part time restaurant operating out of their tiny apartment in North Hollywood. Six years and three brick and mortar locations later, the couple has gone to Kickstarter with an ambitious campaign to #SaveOurBalls (meaning the deep fried tofu balls of course.)

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