Jonathan Gold's essential restaurants, now on spreadsheet

Food blogger Sarah Gim of The Delicious Life went to bed the other night with several years' worth of Jonathan Gold's essential restaurants lists from the LA Weekly. Out came a spreadsheet showing every restaurant mentioned from 2005 to 2011, with a column indicating the years on the list. There are 293 restaurants listed in all, and like the stat geek she is, Gim says the fact there aren't exactly 99 for each year "makes me itch like you wouldn’t believe." Her post.

Amy Scattergood at the Weekly offers her praise of "perhaps the coolest spreadsheet ever."

Below: Gim names the 28 restaurants dropped from Gold's list this year, and the 28 that were added.

Added this year:

A-Frame
Antojitos Carmen
Attari (prev: 06, 07)
Bottega Louie (prev: 09)
Cacao
Church & State (prev 09)
Ciro’s
Dae Bok
Din Tai Fung
Elivirita’s
Fab Dogs (prev: 09)
Guisados
Ink
LE Comptoir
Lukshon
Mezze
Mother Dough
Night + Market
Picca
Playa
Pollo alla Brasa (prev: 05.06.07.08.09)
Ray’s
Red Medicine
Sea Harbour
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spice Table
Tsujita

Dropped this year

Ammo
Beacon
Big Mista’s BBQ
Bistro LQ
Chaya Downtown
Daikokuya
Elite
Flame Persian
Forage
Giang Nan
Golden Triangle
Grill on the Alley
Hatfield’s
Jinya
JiRaffe
JTYH
Kogi Tacos
Krua Thai
LA Mill
Loteria
Orris
Pho Minh
Radjani
Square One
Test Kitchen
Tirupathi Bimas
Wurstkuche
Zelo Gourmet Pizzeria


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