Gold Picks: Most Eclectic LA Restaurants

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Attempting tasty, and sometimes bizarre, cuisine from exotic countries can be an out-of-the-box eating-endeavor that requires bravery. But if you can literally stomach it, it’s the most exciting and adventurous way to dine. Pulitzer Prize Winning Food Critic Jonathan Gold will agree with me on this, as he is a connoisseur for Los Angeles’ ethnic eateries and has hand-chosen his top picks for the 2nd Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event happening this Sunday, Feb. 28.

Jonathan Gold, who currently writes for LA Weekly and is a regular on KCRW’S Good Food radio, is giving LA foodies a chance to sample his top picks for worldly cuisine in one convenient location– Petersen Auto Museum off Wilshire Boulevard.

Yes you can peruse the web for Gold’s latest restaurant review, but I recommend his haute book, Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles, for the real deal. It features 200 of Gold’s best, off the beaten path, dining discoveries in Los Angeles. Expect finds from such countries as Cuba, Japan, Korea, Guatemala, and all over the Middle East.

However, don’t arrive empty-handed to this unique event because tickets are a must, and cannot be purchased at the door.  If you’re looking to score some tickets, click here.  A portion of the proceeds from your ticket will benefit Heal the Bay and Make A Wish Foundation.

VIP entry opens at 12 p.m. and runs until 1 p.m. General Admission ticket-holders can enter at 1 p.m. Doors close at 5 p.m.

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