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Jonathan Gold, who turned the primary restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57.

The Los Angeles Times, the place Gold most just lately labored, reported that he died Saturday after being identified earlier this month with pancreatic most cancers.

« I can’t imagine the city without him. It just feels wrong. I feel like we won’t have our guide, we won’t have the soul, » stated Laura Gabbert, who directed City of Gold, a 2015 documentary in regards to the critic. « It’s such a loss. I can’t wrap my head around it still. »

Gold’s evaluations first appeared in L.A. Weekly and later in The Times and Gourmet. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 whereas at L.A. Weekly. He was a finalist once more in 2011.

« There will never be another like Jonathan Gold, who will forever be our brilliant, indispensable guide through the culinary paradise that is Los Angeles, » Mayor Eric Garcetti stated in an announcement. « Jonathan earned worldwide acclaim as a food critic, but he possessed the soul of a poet whose words helped readers everywhere understand the history and culture of our city. »

The Times famous Gold’s evaluations, showing in his column referred to as Counter Intelligencecentered on « hole-in-the-wall joints, street food, mom-and-pop shops and ethnic restaurants, » which he most well-liked to name conventional eating places.

Known as J. Gold, he had a particular model, carrying suspenders, a barely rumpled button-down shirt, moustache and mop of feathery strawberry blond hair.

Gold, seen right here in 2015, turned the primary restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. (Jay L. Clendenin /Los Angeles Times through the Associated Press)

Ruth Reichl, who edited Gold at The Times and at Gourmet, referred to as him a trailblazer.

« Jonathan understood that food could be a power for bringing a community together, for understanding other people, » she instructed the newspaper. « In the early ’80s, no one else was there. He was a trailblazer and he really did change the way that we all write about food. »

Gold additionally gained quite a few James Beard Foundation journalism awards throughout this profession. In May, he acquired the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award.

His evaluations had been compiled right into a ebook, Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat within the Real Los Angeles, in 2000.

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