L.A.Weeklyrestaurant critic Jonathan Gold won the 2005 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award last week for newspaper restaurant review or critique. This is his sixth James Beard nomination and third time he’s won the award. He previously won in 2001 for magazine restaurant reviewing at Gourmetmagazine and in 1999 for newspaper restaurant reviewing here at the L.A.Weekly.Also honored were Lee Hefter of Spago Beverly Hills for Best California Chef. The restaurant also won for outstanding service. And the tiny but wonderful taco stand Yuca’s was one of four restaurants named to the foundation’s America’s Classics roster.
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