They're calling it the "Gold Standard .." Get it? See, it's a play on the name of L.A. Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Gold and the definition of a paragon of excellence. Guess they didn't like "Eat Your Heart of Gold" or "Pots of Gold." C'mon, people! This is a Gold-en opportunity! Anyhoo, when you win a Pulitzer Prize for food writing, you'll get to curate your own food festival, too. Contrary to popular belief, nobody at the festival will be serving narwhal, walrus or baby seal," says Gold. "Although I'd keep an eye on Fred Eric from Tiara if I were you." Thirty handpicked restaurants, plus beer and wine tasting. A portion of proceeds will go to Heal the Bay.
Sun., March 8, 2009