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Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold, the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, did just that in 2007 for his "zestful, wide-ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater." A native Angeleno, he was a proofreader at L.A. Weekly while still a student at UCLA, and within a few years wrote music and restaurant reviews as well. His "Counter Intelligence" column ran from 1986 to 1990, when he moved it to the L.A. Times , where it appeared until 1996. In 1999, he and his wife,...See more