Yes, it's true. The Weekly's longtime food critic, Jonathan Gold, has accepted a job with the L.A. Times. He'll be leaving here in a few weeks.

We're sad to see him go, as Gold is not just the first — and only — food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (in 2007), but a brilliant writer and intrepid explorer of the L.A. culinary scene. We wish we could have kept him. Hell, we tried to keep him. But time marches on. He's been here since 1982, for God's sake. We wish him the best of luck in his new adventures.

We'll still be publishing his work for a few more weeks. Our spring restaurant issue March 1 is going to be as good as ever — and he'll be at the Gold Standard event with us to celebrate it. There are very few tickets left, but if you act fast, you may even be able to join us in toasting a legend one last time.

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