KCRW's Good Food on the Road

KCRW's Good Food on the Road

  • Brodard Chateau

    Apr 18, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Brodard Chateau, a restaurant in Garden Grove specializing in central Vietnamese cuisine
  • Scratch Bar

    Apr 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold calls Scratch Bar a "hyper-modern gastropub" in Beverly Hills that's serving up dishes with quirky presentation.
  • Orsa and Winston

    Apr 04, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews chef Josef Centeno's latest culinary endeavor, located in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Church and State

    Mar 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold calls Church & State, a restaurant in Arts District of downtown, "the closest thing to a first-rate French bistro that Los Angeles has seen in years."
  • The Best Thai Restaurant in the US

    Mar 21, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold talks about Lotus of Siam, a Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, that he claims is the best in the country.
  • Carnevino

    Mar 14, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold Evan Kleiman visit a steakhouse in Las Vegas. Nowadays there are many to choose from. But Jonathan Gold focused on Carnevino...
  • Is Las Vegas LA's De Facto Luxury Dining District?

    Mar 14, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold joins Evan Kleiman to review the definitive restaurant to "go big" in Vegas - Joël Robuchon.
  • Guerrilla Tacos

    Mar 07, 2014 |
    Chef Wes Avila has a taco truck that frequents the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Rustic Canyon

    Feb 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reassesses Rustic Canyon, a wine bar in Santa Monica, now that Jeremy Fox is the chef.
  • b.o.s.

    Feb 21, 2014 | 4 min
    Little Tokyo is home to what Jonathan says "may be the first dedicated offal restaurant in Los Angeles."
  • Acabar

    Feb 13, 2014 | 4 min
    Acabar is a newly opened "grand neo-Moroccan lounge-restaurant" in Hollywood that elevates the can of sardines.
  • Little Sister

    Jan 31, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Little Sister, a new Pan-Asian small plates restaurant in Manhattan Beach from the team behind Abigaile in Hermosa Beach.
  • Din Tai Fung

    Jan 24, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold talks about the new outpost of Din Tai Fung at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.
  • Factory Kitchen

    Jan 17, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Factory Kitchen, a new Italian restaurant in the Arts District in downtown LA.
  • Omakase Is the Rule at Sushi Zo

    Jan 10, 2014 | 4 min
    At the new branch of Sushi Zo in Downtown LA, the $150 omakase, or chef's tasting menu, is the only option.
  • Jonathan Gold's Favorite Breakfast Spots

    Jan 03, 2014 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold discusses his favorite breakfast haunts in LA.
  • Pig Ear Cheetos and Appletini Otter Pops at The Church Key

    Dec 20, 2013 | 4 min
    Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold reviews The Church Key, a new restaurant in West Hollywood with executive chef Steven Fretz.
  • Colonia Taco Lounge

    Dec 12, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he reviews Colonia Taco Lounge in La Puente.
  • Jonathan Gold Reviews Mari Vanna

    Dec 06, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold talks about one of the more unusual restaurants to open this year, a Russian restaurant on Melrose Place.
  • Where to Get Your Fill of Deep Fried Food This Hanukkah

    Nov 27, 2013 | 4 min
    The best places to get fried foods during the Hanukkah holiday....
  • Thanksgivukkah

    Nov 22, 2013 | 4 min
    For the first time since the 1880's, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will collide on November 28. Many people are coming up with ways to meld the holidays' food and traditions.
  • Foraged Inspiration at Girasol in Studio City

    Nov 15, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Girasol, the new restaurant from "Top Chef" alum, CJ Jacobson.
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    Nov 08, 2013 | 4 min
  • Is the Food in LA's Koreatown Better than the Food in Korea?

    Nov 01, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold weighs in on whether or not the food in LA's Koreatown lives up to the food in Korea.
  • Fishing with Dynamite Delivers Great Fish, No Dynamite

    Oct 25, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times, reviews Fishing with Dynamite, a shoe box-sized seafood restaurant from chef David LeFevre.
  • It's a Handmade Pasta Experience at Bucato

    Oct 17, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Bucato where he is impressed by Chef Evan Funke?s handmade pasta.
  • Hong Kong Style Breakfast in Los Angeles

    Oct 11, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold recommends the Hong Kong style breakfast at Delicious Food Corner in Monterey Park.
  • Shrimp and Grits Hit Venice

    Oct 03, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Govind Armstrong?s new restaurant Willie Jane in Venice.
  • Cerebral Cooking at Allumette in Echo Park

    Sep 13, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Allumette, the Echo Park restaurant from chef Miles Thompson.
  • Clam Chowder Three Ways at Connie & Ted's

    Sep 06, 2013 | 4 min
    Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold reviews Michael Cimarusti's new restaurant, Connie & Ted's.
  • Genius at Alma in Downtown LA

    Aug 30, 2013 | 4 min
    Alma, the 39-seat restaurant in Downtown LA, was recently voted the best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit magazine.
  • What Jonathan Gold Wants in a Pie

    Aug 23, 2013 | 4 min
    Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold, who will be a judge at the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest, reveals what he looks for in a pie.
  • When You Visit San Diego, Eat in Chula Vista

    Aug 16, 2013 | 4 min
    While on a family trip to San Diego, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold was mesmerized by the lamb barbacoa in nearby Chula Vista.
  • Chengdu Taste Delivers Sichuan Peppercorns by the Boatload

    Aug 09, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Chengdu Taste, a new restaurant in Alhambra specializing in the cooking of Chengdu, a region defined by its unrestrained use of Sichuan peppercorns.
  • Paiche - A Giant Amazonian Fish and a New Restaurant

    Aug 02, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times reviews Paiche, the new Marina del Rey outpost of Chef Ricardo Zarate.
  • Chef Walter Manzke Does Tacos at Petty Cash

    Jul 22, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times, visits Petty Cash, a new restaurant headlined by Chef Walter Manzke.
  • A Barnyard You Wouldn?t Mind Eating In

    Jul 19, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times, reviews Barnyard, a relative newcomer in Venice, helmed by chef Jesse Barber.
  • Judging Greatness with Sweet and Sour Pork

    Jul 11, 2013 | 4 min
  • A Hot Dog for Everyone at The Slaw Dogs

    Jul 05, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times, reviews The Slaw Dogs in Pasadena.
  • Trois Mec: More than Just Three Guys in a Pizza Place

    Jun 28, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold discusses the much anticipated brick and mortar from Ludo LeFebvre and partners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.
  • Where to Find a Taste of Baja in Los Angeles

    Jun 21, 2013 | 3 min
    Jonathan Gold offers a run down of where to get Baja-style eats in Los Angeles.
  • Smoke and Brisket Infuse West Hollywood

    Jun 14, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold goes gaga for the brisket at Bludso's Bar & Cue, the new West Hollywood outpost of the beloved BBQ joint from Compton.
  • Chego: It's More than Just a Rice Bowl

    Jun 08, 2013 | 8 min
  • A New Look for an Old Favorite

    May 31, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits the new location of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's beloved restaurant, AOC.
  • Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants

    May 24, 2013 | 4 min
    This week the Los Angeles Times published the first annual "Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants" guide.
  • Eggplant Parmesan Grows Up at RivaBella

    May 17, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold describes the menu at chef Gino Angellini's RivaBella as a collection of the greatest hits from Italy...
  • Corazon y Miel Serves Chicken Hearts and Strong Drinks in Bell

    May 10, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Corazón y Miel, a new restaurant from young chef Eduardo Ruiz.
  • Sinaloan Food Meets Sushi at Sushinaloa

    May 03, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold discovers a unique mash up of Sinaloan food and sushi at Sushinaloa in Lynwood.
  • Jonathan Gold Gains a New Appreciation of Raw and Vegan Food

    Apr 26, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold didn't take raw food seriously at first, but after visiting Matthew Kenney's M.A.K.E. a few times he gains an appreciation for the chef's raw, vegan fare.
  • The House that Meat Built

    Apr 19, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits chi SPACCA, the latest restaurant from Mozza's ever-expanding restaurant empire.
  • The Kale Trend Lives On at Muddy Leek

    Apr 11, 2013 | 4 min
    Will kale salad ever go out of fashion? Jonathan Gold visits the Muddy Leek where he finds simple food on a farmers' market inspired menu.
  • Attari Sandwich Shop: The Best Lunch in Tehrangeles

    Apr 04, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews one of his favorite LA lunch spots, Attari Sandwich Shop.
  • Tamarind of London Arrives in Newport Beach

    Mar 29, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Tamarind of London, an upscale Indian restaurant in Newport Beach.
  • Little Forks and Little Plates

    Mar 22, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits a new restaurant in Hollywood helmed by chef Jason Travi.
  • Chiles, Chiles and Chiles in Rosemead

    Mar 15, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold revels in the chile-laden cuisine at Hunan Mao, the newest Hunanese restaurant in Rosemead.
  • Lobster Rolls and Singapore Crab at Hinoki ' The Bird

    Mar 08, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews the newest restaurant from celebrated chef David Myers.
  • Le Ka: Part Restaurant, Part Nightclub

    Mar 01, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold is pleasantly surprised by Chef Remi Lauvand's French fare at Le Ka, a glitzy new restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.
  • The Apotheosis of Toast and Jam

    Feb 22, 2013 | 4 min
  • The Apotheosis of Toast and Jam

    Feb 22, 2013 | 4 min
    This week Jonathan Gold reviews Sqirl Cafe, a small storefront in a neighborhood the locals have dubbed Virgil Village.
  • Rustic Italian Finds a Home in Venice

    Feb 15, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold returns to rapidly growing Rose Avenue restaurant row in Venice to visit Hostaria del Piccolo, the latest restaurant from the owners of Piccolo
  • Spago 4.0

    Feb 11, 2013 | 4 min
    Spago, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Los Angeles, closed last summer for a renovation. Jonathan Gold reviews the new design and new menu.
  • A True Italian Restaurant in Downtown LA

    Jan 25, 2013 | 4 min
    Chef Ori Menashe worked under chef Gino Angelini for years before opening his own restaurant, Bestia, late last year.
  • Puffy Taco and Queso

    Jan 19, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Bar Ama, the new Tex-Mex concept from Chef Josef Centeno of Baco Mercat fame.
  • Tasty Dining - Where Bullfrog is the House Specialty

    Jan 11, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan takes us to a San Gabriel restaurant with an unusual name. Tasty Dining specializes in the food of Wuhan, a Chinese city that is roughly the size of Los Angeles located on the Yangtze River between Shanghai and Chongqin. Specialties of the house include bullfrog dry pot, re gan mian, (or hot, dry noodles in sesame sauce), shiu mai with mushrooms and sticky rice and the chewy pumpkin pancake.
  • Genius at Alma in Downtown LA

    Jan 04, 2013 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold says his review of Alma is his first "hat's off" review since he returned to the Los Angeles Times.
  • A Delicatessen in East Hollywood

    Dec 21, 2012 | 4 min
    Chefs Zak Walter and Chris Phelps of Salt's Cure recently opened Storefront, a delicatessen in East Hollywood where everything is made in-house.
  • Tender Southern Biscuits at The Hart and the Hunter

    Dec 15, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews The Hart and the Hunter, a new restaurant located in the Pali Hotel in West Hollywood from chefs Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga.
  • Updated Irish Pub Fare at Tom Bergin?s Tavern

    Dec 07, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Tom Bergin?s, one of LA?s oldest restaurants.
  • Getting Hammered at Laurel Hardware

    Nov 30, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Laurel Hardware where the impressive bar program is the main draw.
  • Welsh Rarebit on Sunset Blvd

    Nov 15, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews The Pikey on Sunset Boulevard. He says of all the gastro-pubs to open this year, this one feels the most British.
  • Rum and Ribs in Venice Beach

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Sunny Spot, Roy Choi's Caribbean-influenced joint in Venice Beach. If you aren't hungry, the rum-based cocktails are worth going for alone.
  • Basque Inspiration Comes to Old Town Pasadena

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits the newly opened Ración, a Basque-inspired restaurant in Pasadena.
  • Where Jonathan Gold Goes Out for Breakfast

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Still the Hottest Restaurant in Town

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold revisits an old favorite. Jitlada has long been a place to go for good Thai food...
  • Has Bacon Jumped the Shark?

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Black Hogg, a Silver Lake restaurant whose name refers a type of sheep, but serves plenty of pork on the menu.
  • A Taste of Provence in the Palisades

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Maison Giraud, chef Alain Giraud's latest venture in the Pacific Palisades.
  • Where Mr. Gold Goes for a Slice of Pie

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold, who once wooed his wife with his mother's peach pie, offers several pie spots in Los Angeles.
  • The Flower of the Yucatan

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits La Flor de Yucatán near USC's campus.
  • When You're at the Ball Game and You Crave a Taco....

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    This week Jonathan Gold visits Mexicali Taco & Co., a spot near Dodger Stadium that focuses on Mexicali-style tacos and vampiros.
  • Starry Kitchen 3.0

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews the new manifestation of Starry Kitchen, an unusual restaurant that has garnered a cult following.
  • Celestino Drago Does It Again

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Osteria Drago located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
  • The Next Step in the Evolution of the Sushi Bar

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Shunji, a new sushi bar in West LA housed in humble digs (the facade looks like a giant chile bowl).
  • The 'Brooklynization' of Echo Park

    Nov 14, 2012 | 6 min
    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Gold visits Red Hill, what he describes as the latest step in the "Brooklynization" of Echo Park.
  • Venice Gets a Snack Bar

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    At the Superba Snack Bar, on Rose Avenue in Venice, there are no parking spaces for cars, but ample parking for bikes.
  • The Platonic Ideal of a Potato Chip

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews Sycamore Kitchen, the new casual breakfast and lunch concept from Quinn and Karen Hatfield in mid-city.
  • A New Hot Pot Restaurant in the SGV

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Little Sheep, a new hot pot restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • A Fashionable New Dumpling Craze

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold proclaims there is a new dumpling fad in town at Emperor Noodle in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Alpaca Burgers and Quail Eggs

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    This week Jonathan Gold visits the new incarnation of Mo Chica, a Peruvian small plates restaurant in Downtown LA. Formerly the restaurant was housed in a casual food court near USC, but it closed that operation and opened a much more glamorous storefront on 7th Street near Grand Avenue. Jonathan recommends the papa a la huancaina, aji de gallina, cau cau, alpaca stew and the paiche.
  • Two Reasons to Visit a Food Court

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold reviews two Japanese restaurants, one situated in Mitsuwa food court in Mar Vista, the other in Marukai food court in Gardena.
  • Seven Courses of Beef in Rosemead

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold visits Thien An, a restaurant in Rosemead that focuses on Southern Vietnamese cooking.
  • Pig Out at the Parish

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold is pleased by the onslaught of pork at The Parish, a new gastropub in downtown LA from Chef Casey Lane.
  • Jonathan?s New Favorite Soup Dumpling

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
    Jonathan Gold finds his new favorite soup dumpling in Los Angeles at Hui Tou Xiang Noodle House in the San Gabriel Valley. His favorite are the soup dumplings filled with pork and crab but he also likes the pork pot stickers and the leek pancake.
  • Dim Sum and Chicken Knees

    Nov 14, 2012 | 4 min
  • Beer and Bacon Caramel Corn

    Nov 14, 2012 | 5 min
    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Gold visits the latest venture from beloved LA chef Josie Le Balch. It's called Next Door by Josie.

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