Why Jonathan Gold loved visiting Noriega Hotel

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One of Jonathan Gold’s favorite restaurants was Noriega Hotel in Bakersfield. Photo credit: Duston Todd

We revisit Jonathan Gold’s 2011 visit to the recently shuttered 89-year-old Noriega Hotel. Basque favorites like sliced pickled tongue and a salad of cottage cheese with mayonnaise were on the menu. They also featured stew specials, fried chicken and ribs — all served family style at shared tables (you might even meet a shepherd!). 

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia