Regarding LA Weekly food critic winning the Pulitzer for criticism...
Bravo -- and a pants-unbuttoned standing ovation -- to the Pulitzer committee for recognizing our beloved Jonathan Gold! I can think of no other food journalist more deserving of this honor. For more than 20 years now, there isn't any single reporter who has affected my day-to-day life more than Gold.
I can't count how many Saturday afternoon adventures were sparked by the mad pursuit of Gold's latest "find!" How would we ever have known how to venture into Koreatown? Or where to find broiled snake in Rosemead? Or why we should drive to the far reaches of the San Fernando Valley in search of ....a taco? Gold changed the way we view our food and our city and thus made more than a small contribution to helping the people of our magnificent metropolis "just get along." If there's one thing we all have in common it's that we all love to eat!