I’m a big fan of Jonathan Gold – the Pulitzer Prize winning food critic for the LA Times. I’ve certainly enjoyed some amazing food thanks to his knack for discovering culinary gems worth visiting. The downside is of course, that his reviews can really blow spots up, which, while presumably a great thing for business owners, can be frustrating for longtime clientele. Still, sharing is caring, as they say. This award-winning documentary City of Gold is all about the talented writer and it’s in theaters now.
I don’t post about food much here – maybe because I’m vegetarian, and I’m not really a foodie. I usually like to keep it simple, and by simple, I mean pizza. Today I went to Guisados in Boyle Heights again with a friend and loved it as always. I gather their meaty offerings are well-worth writing about; the vegetarian ones are too. Never disappoints. Also, the Limon Aguas Frescas is amazing.
Don’t forget to head over to LA Taco to participate in their great Taco Madness 2016 vote for the best taqueria in Los Angeles. It’s kind of a big deal. The first round has been decided, second round voting starts today.
Urban Fruit is an interesting documentary about the “urban gardening” backyard food production revolution taking place here in Los Angeles. It’s funny because my wife and I are quite serious about our vegetable garden, and lots of our friends and family are too. LA really is a great place to grow your own food. Lots of smart people think this approach could be the solution to the problems created by big agriculture. Growing your own organically means you know exactly what you’re eating too.