jonathan gold


How to Run an Illegal Restaurant

In 2008, when the economy went to shit, my wife and I decided to quit our jobs in the advertising and film industries to run an illegal Asian restaurant out of our small Los Angeles apartment.
Nguyen Tran

The 5 Best Moments from Our Podcast This Year

We drank vodka tonics with Rachael Ray, we played chicken shit bingo, hung out in an anarchist commune, milked a cow, talked to the dead, and drank martinis with Bourdain.
VICE Staff
Los Angeles

We Spoke to Jonathan Gold About Why LA's Food Scene Is Beautiful and Punk

City of Gold represents a side of LA that keeps staunch native Angelenos proud, and it will make anybody who doesn’t live here catch the next flight to LAX just to eat all of its spicy fish kidney Thai curries, almond-salsa-topped tacos, and Szechuan...
Javier Cabral
Fast Food

We Spoke to the Chef Who Tricked 40 Food Writers Into Eating McDonald’s

Last week, chef Neal Fraser invited 40 of Los Angeles’ most influential food writers to a dinner, secretly prepared from McDonald’s food. We called him to find out what went down.
Abby Moss
Los Angeles

MUNCHIES Is Hiring a West Coast Editor

It's great news. Is it you?
Helen Hollyman

Riff Raff, Fairy Bread, ISIS, and All the Other Edible News You Missed This Week

Did you miss our gut-busting feast with Riff Raff or our foray into the world of ISIS-approved recipes? Grab the leftovers here.
Munchies Staff
Los Angeles

We Spoke to Jonathan Gold About Being Jonathan Gold

In 2015, we spoke to the world's most beloved food critic right before the premiere of 'City of Gold,' the documentary about his life.
Richard Parks
Los Angeles

How to Eat Climate Change

Considering all of the recent talk about global warming, it’s time to start considering what will happen when the freeways collapse and the Pacific Ocean starts to boil and the La Brea tarpits open up again. What will we eat in LA?
Richard Parks
Fat tv

The Secret Ingredient in Larry David’s Favorite Chicken Is Murder

Sliding into a tub of garlic paste, matricide, and Curb Your Enthusiasm at Zankou, the best roast-chicken joint in LA.
Richard Parks

Jonathan Gold Gave Me Crohn's Disease

And I sat in the hospital for 14 days vomiting through my nose while a team of doctors did unholy things to my body.
Ken Baumann