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Restaurant Critic and Columnist — LA Times
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The belly of Los Angeles. @LATimes restaurant critic.

Where to find a great Dario Cecchini steak in Italy

latimes.com — My favorite kind of restaurants in Italy tend to be the ones where a well-loved relative might be taken to celebrate his 83rd birthday. The food is traditional, the service kind, the prices not so high. The wine is probably from the next town over.

From Italy, with porchetta

latimes.com — Are you in the mood for tacos? If you are in Tuscany or Umbria you are out of luck. Tacos aren’t really a thing here, although I did recently run across a nachos specialist in Florence.  What you will find, especially on back roads around lunchtime, are porchetta trucks.

Some meals worth stopping for in Italy on a summer road trip, Part 2

latimes.com — While we were in Modena, my wife maintained, we should try to visit Arnaldo Clinica Gastronomica, a restaurant in the nearby town of Rubiera we had enjoyed on our first trip to Italy 25 years ago.

Some meals worth stopping for in Italy on a summer road trip

latimes.com — Summers in Italy, my summers in Italy at least, tend to begin with a drive, several hours in a rented Fiat pointed toward whatever point on the peninsula best suits the moment's semi-rural needs.

Counter Intelligence: Sqirl sticks to the very basics

articles.latimes.com — Isaiah Berlin, in his famous essay, once divided thinkers into two groups: hedgehogs, who know one big thing, and foxes, who know many things. Proust and Shakespeare. Separating writers into one camp or another has long been a sport of undergraduate humanities majors when the 2 a.m.

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Counter: It's sizzling, from Mapo Galbi to Costa Mesa

latimes.com — Salutations, Koreatown is home to scores of restaurants that specialize in one dish. Mapo Galbi's specialty is dak galbi, a spicy stir-fried chicken, a sweet-hot mountain of meat that is served with cabbage and rice noodles. In my column this week, I visit Mapo Galbi, where the waitresses dump...

Jonathan Gold restaurant review: Koreatown's Mapo Galbi has a one-dish wonder

latimes.com — In a recent issue of Lucky Peach, chef David Chang said that Mapo Galbi in Koreatown was his favorite restaurant to eat at in the world.
Jul 18, 2015

Perhaps you would like to read a restaurant review this morning. There is so much chicken here. lat.ms/1Gsq5ZT

Jul 18, 2015

RT @thejgold: Perhaps you would like to read a restaurant review this morning. There is so much chicken here. lat.ms/1Gsq5ZT

Jul 23, 2015

RT @thejgold: Perhaps you would like to read a restaurant review this morning. There is so much chicken here. lat.ms/1Gsq5ZT

Counter: Meat me in Santa Monica

latimes.com — Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times Felicitations: We’re as fond of vegetables as anyone, but when the shank of summer comes around, our thoughts occasionally turn to meat. And when our thoughts turn to meat, you’ll often find us — and by us, I mean practically everyone in the Food section —...

Belcampo aims to turn Santa Monica into carnivore land

latimes.com — Have you heard about Belcampo Meat Co.? Because it is an impressive operation, with its own slaughterhouse and half a dozen restaurants/butcher shops scattered around California. There's an organic 12,000-acre ranch near Mt. Shasta, and photographs of the cows grazing underneath the snow-topped dormant volcano are the kind of farm scenes 4-year-olds are driven to re-create in crayon.
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Jul 23, 2015

@chefjoseandres @massimobottura Such a splendid dinner. And inspiring to hear about soup kitchen + efforts in Haiti.

Jul 23, 2015

Oh, San Francisco. You be you. RT @jenny8lee Mixing Frenet-Branca and Soylent = Froylent.

Jul 21, 2015

@Ninja_F0X Ha! Just ate dinner there tonight. Monday fried chicken is very good.

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