Sunday, February 27, 2011

LA Weekly Gold Standard:Sunday, March 6 1PM-5PM

The dude with the hat.

I was dating this Asian woman sometime back in 2003 when I first heard about Counter Intelligence, the revolutionary Los Angeles guide to real dining in LA by the only Pulitzer Prize winning food writer,Jonathan Gold. She was a foodie...although I had no idea what that was at the time. So was I.I had a shoebox full of restaurant business cards and take-out menus, and had been poking about Tijuana for a few years; no one knew why I would spend so much time down there. She had recommended the book, Counter Intelligence.

I read it from cover to cover,like a novel, and soon started devouring Jonathan Gold's reviews in the LA Weekly.

Jonathan Gold is an icon to food bloggers, and food lovers; he's a true voice of the silent majority--the diner looking for great, affordable dining. Well, the silent majority before Chowhound, Yelp, and blogging, anyway.

There are a several things that I can always count on from Jonathan Gold. First and foremost, that he reveals the soul,nostalgia, and satire of our dives and holes-in-the-walls, and that he eloquently paints a portrait of what defines Los Angeles' dining scene.To have eaten at his 99 Essential Restaurants is to have digested a bold hypothesis on L.A. cuisine. J. Gold is down for LA like a loco is for MS-13.

This Sunday,March 6, Jonathan Gold will be inviting more than 40 of his favorite restaurants, some of the new, some of the old, and some of his most fiercely defended haunts from Beverly Hills, to the heart of downtown, to Whittier Blvd, to the mobile, twitterized luxe lonchero("Gourmet Truck") to the LA Weekly Gold Standard.

There will be great Los Angeles food and drink; a chance to sample Jonathan Gold's faves, and to help raise funds for Heal the Bay, an organization dedicated to protecting our rivers, beaches, and oceans. It's just $60 for a bonafide taste of Los Angeles.See you there.

Click here, to purchase your tickets today.

LA Weekly Gold Standard
Sunday, March 6,2011
VIP 12PM-1PM (Sold Out)
General Admission 1PM-5PM:$60
Petersen Auto Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Self-Parking available for $8 in lot.

1 comment:

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Bill, wish I could be there. Sounds like the BEST day!