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Bicoastal Binge: Dining Through the Years in LA and NY

In conversation with Evan Kleiman, host, KCRW's \"Good Food\" and cookbook author
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Episode Summary
West coast vs. east coast culinary histories collide as two of the nation's best restaurant critics trade stories about the art of eating-- past and present.

Participant(s) Bio
Jonathan Gold is the LA Weekly's restaurant critic and the author of Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles. He has been restaurant critic for California, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles magazine and Gourmet, where he was the first food writer ever to be nominated for a general national award in criticism, and he has won James Beard Awards for both magazine and newspaper restaurant reviews. Gold also contributes to the radio shows "Good Food" and "This American Life." In 2007 he became the first food writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

William Grimes was the restaurant critic of the New York Times from 1999 to 2003. He is the author of Straight Up Or On the Rocks and My Fine Feathered Friend, and the coauthor of the New York Times Guide to New York City Restaurants 2004.