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Jonathan Gold Reviews Mapo Galbi in Koreatown

Posted July 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Mapo Galbi, a “dak galbi” specialist in Koreatown. He says you can order beef or pork belly, but you are there for the chicken dak galbi, a spicy Korean stir-fried chicken.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Belcampo in Santa Monica. It is the Southern California flagship for Belcampo Meat Company, the first vertically integrated meat company to oversee their animals from the ranch to the table.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Burritos La Palma in El Monte

Posted July 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 reviews Burritos La Palma in El Monte. There is more than one burrito on the menu, but Gold says you’re there for one thing: the burrito de birria.

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How the “Vietnamese Madonna” Came to Own a Bánh Mì Shop in Little Saigon

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 6 Comments | ]
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In Orange County, California, there’s no shortage of restaurants selling bánh mì, that delicious Vietnamese sandwich featuring a crunchy baguette filled with grilled meat, pate, fresh and pickled vegetables. The OC’s Little Saigon is home to the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam.  But go to the town of Westminster and you can see a pop star behind the counter, a woman known as the Vietnamese Madonna.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Kinjiro in Little Tokyo

Posted July 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 reviews Kinjiro, an artisanal izakaya in Little Tokyo.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax

Posted July 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 reviews Jon and Vinny’s, a “boutique” pizzeria along the Fairfax corridor. It’s the latest project from chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the duo behind Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec and Petit Trois.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Madcapra in the Grand Central Market

Posted June 26, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Madcapra, a Southern California-inspired falafel counter inside the Grand Central Market.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews BS Taqueria in DTLA

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews BS Taqueria, a modern taqueria in the former Mo-Chica space in Downtown LA. He says that at his best Chef Ray Garcia “seems to try to replicate what it’s like to eat good food growing up in East LA and that’s important. No one has done that before.”

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Birch in Hollywood

Posted June 12, 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 Birch, a stripped-down small-plates restaurant in the Cahuenga corridor of Hollywood.

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Jonathan Gold Reviews Tumanyan Khinkali Factory in Glendale

Posted May 29, 2015 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Tumanyan Khinkali Factory, a Georgian soup dumpling specialist in Glendale. He describes the khinkali as a “near peak soup dumpling experience.”

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