Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at 7:15pm
Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library
Laura Gabbert (Director)
USA, English, Color, 96 minutes
City of Gold chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s relationship to his beloved and sprawling metropolis, Los Angeles. Gold has long been adored in his hometown for his cultural writing about LA’s hidden culinary treasures; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much passion as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills.
Including celebrity chefs Roy Choi, David Chang, and Ludo Lefebvre, it explores the rigor, knowledge, and curiosity that make Gold’s style of criticism nationally recognized. Mapping Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences, Jonathan Gold reveals a complex, paradoxical urban landscape that will surprise newcomers and locals alike.