KCRW's Good Food on the Road

KCRW's Good Food on the Road


KCRWs Good Food host Evan talks with LA Weeklys Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold about places you may not have tried yet, but ought to.More from KCRW's Good Food on the Road »

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This week, our favorite food critic, Jonathan Gold, dines at LASA, the Filipino-American pop-up run by Chase and Chad Valencia that has a weekend residency in Chinatown's Far East Plaza.


Norteño Mexican-style tacos can be hard to come by in Los Angeles. But that's changing with Salazar, a new restaurant on the banks of the LA River.


Kali, chef Kevin Meehan's modern California restaurant in Hollywood, is Jonathan Gold's go-to spot to eat this week.

Howlin' Rays

At a strip mall in LA's Chinatown, Howlin' Rays is drawing crowds with boxes of bright paprika-colored, mouth-numbingly hot Nashville-style chicken. Jonathan Gold weighs in on why this hot chicken joint is worth the wait.

Bulgogi, Gangnam-style, at Gwang Yang

Ask Koreans and Korean-Americans where to find the best bulgogi in town and they'll probably tell you, "My mom's version is the best." At Gwang Yang, the recipe for preparing the marinade and the meat has been carefully guarded for three generations.


The next time you've got business in Hollywood, do it over Martini mussels, gochujang beef tartare and popcorn ice cream at Paley.


If you're on the hunt for cuisine Provençal and a menu that epitomizes the essence of summer, motor over to Spring in downtown LA.

Ham Ji Park

At Ham Ji Park in Koreatown, Jonathan Gold says the pork neck chowder, or gamjatang, and grilled pork spare ribs will cure all that ails you.

Button Mash

Jonathan Gold scores tofu balls, tokens and craft beer at Button Mash.


No stranger to Sichuan cuisine, Jonathan Gold adds another restaurant to the list: Meizhou Dongpo in the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia.

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