650 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, California

“An Evening with Jonathan Gold”
Moderated by Monica Corcoran, Style Editor at Variety

Jonathan Gold may have begun his journalism career as a classical music critic, but now he's the final word on food in Los Angeles. The L.A. Weekly writer has eaten at thousands of restaurants in Los Angeles alone, often scouring foreign-language papers in which he could only understand restaurant addresses, or simply driving around town and pulling over when the mood struck. Enduring at least as many bad meals as good and risking restaurants with low health ratings, Gold writes expressive, crackling prose that conveys his vast knowledge of the culinary landscape of Southern California, from fine French restaurants to trendy fusion joints to fly by night taco trucks. This year he became the first restaurant critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. He visits Zócalo to discuss his career, where to eat, and the city he’s been savoring for decades.

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