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Restaurant Critic and Columnist — LA Times
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The Gadarene Swine is a carnivore chef's complicated vegan venture — The pleasures of veganism, not so long ago the far frontier of meat-free dining, are not as elusive as they used to be. The strictures of raw-food enthusiasts, macrobiotic restaurants and paleo devotees make the demands of vegans, who demand only that their food be free of animal products, seem almost reasonable.

It's World Tripe Day! Where would Jonathan Gold celebrate? — The first question you may have about World Tripe Day is whether the occasion in fact exists. It has not, as far as I know, been sanctioned by Congress or any other official sanctioning body, and unlike Melon Day in Turkmenistan (Aug.

Object of Desire: Beurre de Baratte — If you wander into the Grand Central Market on a Friday or Saturday morning, you may run into the Clark Street Bread pop-up, a long, plain table piled high with warm, freshly baked loaves.

Review: Roy Choi's Commissary is both abstract riff, hotel coffee shop — Not so long ago, the greatest chefs were defined by their crawfish gratins, truffled soups and elaborate pheasant galantines. At the moment, a chef's seriousness may well depend on his or her skill in preparing carrots. Daniel Patterson, of San Francisco's Coi, infuses his carrots with the essence of hay, combining the flavors that horses love best.

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Zach Pollack turns Italian food upside down at Alimento — If you've been to a party in Silver Lake lately, gulped sulfite-free Grenache on a back porch lighted year-round with votive candles and strings of Christmas lights, you know certain things to be true. The neighborhood is not on the Eastside, no matter how passionately some of its residents insist it is.

Catfe's debut turns into a kitten party and Jonathan Gold was there — Few upcoming restaurants have gotten quite so much play as Catfe, which is hoping to become the first American equivalent of the cat cafes in Japan. Who but the squeamish and the allergic could possibly object to a room where it is possible to throw back an espresso and pet a cat or two for a reasonable hourly fee?

Petit Trois is a bistro done Lefebvre's way — When you are evaluating a sushi bar, you can tell a lot by looking at the tamago , the sweetened omelet often served as a last course. To casual customers, it may be a throwaway, but the consistency and texture reveal a lot about a chef's concentration and skill.

Jonathan Gold restaurant review: Tsujita Sushi's uncompromising omakase quality — Since the day it opened, Tsujita has attracted mobs to Sawtelle's Little Osaka neighborhood; on sunny weekends, the wait for a table can last an hour or more. Tsujita, a spinoff of a well-respected Tokyo ramen restaurant, is small and accepts no reservations.

Alhambra's Shi Hai is best at its simplest — If you are looking for a clue to Shi Hai, the new Hong Kong-style seafood restaurant in Alhambra, you might find it in the cold cucumber appetizer, a dish that appears at both dim sum breakfast and at dinner.
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Oct 30, 2014

Could Duna Csardas be the only Hungarian restaurant left standing? RT @ebhardt_giliam Hungarian, then?

Oct 30, 2014

Oh, go ahead. RT @offalchris Please don't start burning the city we are in a drought & there isn't enough water to put out the fires.

Oct 29, 2014

Good news, bad-liquor enthusiasts! You can use Fireball to de-ice airplane wings!

Oct 29, 2014

Agnolotti with white truffles? You wish, Ms. 1%. Lunchtime With Mr. Gold, live chat at noon.

Oct 28, 2014

RT @invictus Marmot is being cooked in my kitchen right now. I do not endorse this activity and will not participate in its consumption.

Oct 25, 2014

World Tripe Day is over. But you may as well read @Laurie_Ochoa on the pleasures of offal.

Oct 25, 2014

Of course they are. RT @jennlouisPDX Calcot blossoms. RT @laurafecco looks delicious! but what are the white little flowers??

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