Restaurant Critic Wins Pulitzer

Los Angeles' Jonathan Gold takes one for the team.

Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic for the LA Weekly, has just been awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in the criticism category. He is the first restaurant critic to win a Pulitzer, and if my search of the Pulitzer databases was accurate, the first to even make the finals (the New York Times' Frank Bruni was named a finalist in 1992, but for non-food-related news reporting).

I'm a huge fan of Gold's, not just because he eats fearlessly and broadly, but because he writes some of the most vivid, witty prose about food being published. Every year, he's a shoe-in for just about any food writing award they dole out, but it's nice to see literary-journalism circles show him such respect.

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