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RIP Jonathan Gold

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He was the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize, but more importantly he taught Angelenos to appreciate how amazing their city was, and the rest of the world that in LA the most sublime food is often found in a strip mall.

When I moved to LA, reading his articles was like getting insights from a cooler, more informed soulmate.  I used to drive from one end of Pico Blvd. to the other, utterly transfixed by the diversity of life.  But Gold took it several orders of magnitude beyond me, eating at every restaurant along Pico, and writing a poetic homage to the city along the way. 

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On 7/22/2018 at 10:03 AM, sakata_catching said:

He was a great — and influential — food critic.

Naturally, lesser talents ripped him off.

Hey Sakata! Haven't seen you around for a while.

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