LA Times’ new food critics take up the mantle

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The LA Times recently named two accomplished food critics as successors to the late Jonathan Gold. Bill Addison  and Patricia Escárcega  made their debuts for the paper of record this week. Addison reviewed Fiona, a new bakery and cafe on Fairfax, while Escárcega visited X'Tiosu Kitchen, a Boyle Heights restaurant specializing in "Oaxacan-inflected Lebanese" fare.

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega reviews X’tiosu Kitchen in Boyle Heights. Pictured: chorizo kebab served with rice, Lebanese salad, and hummus. Photo credit: Calvin B. Alagot/Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Bill Addison reviews Fiona in the Fairfax District. Pictured: a slice of Key lime pie. 
Photo credit: Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times



Evan Kleiman