A community tribute event featuring food trucks and music will be held in downtown Los Angeles Sunday evening in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold.
In addition to food and entertainment, the event will feature remembrances from his family and friends, and a screening of previously unreleased footage from the documentary “City of Gold,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the Spring Street side of City Hall, is free and open to the public, with food available for purchase. Among the food trucks expected to be on hand will be Carnitas El Momo and Los Originales Tacos Arabes de Puebla.
A speakers program will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring Gold’s brother, Mark; Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s “Good Food”; “City of Gold” director Laura Gabbert; chef Michael Cimarusti; Guelaguetza co-owner Bricia Lopez; chef San Yoon; composer Carl Stone; and City Councilman Jose Huizar.
Gold, who was working for the Los Angeles Times when he died, previously wrote for the L.A. Weekly where he became the first food writer to win the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. He died July 21 of pancreatic cancer at age 57. He is survived by his wife, Los Angeles Times entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa, and two children, 23-year-old Isabel and 15-year-old Leon.
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