Interview: Jonathan Gold’s Discusses the Top Ten Restaurants on His “101 Best Restaurants” Guide

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Jonathan Gold’s much anticipated 101 Best Restaurants list hit the press this morning. The first-annual list published by the LA Times is a 68 page (ads included) love letter to LA’s best dining establishments. It begins and ends with two LA icons – Providence and The Apple Pan.

In an interview with Evan Kleiman, Jonathan says that choosing 101 favorites is not an easy task in a city of twenty to thirty thousand restaurants. Listen below as he runs through his top ten picks and explains why he chose them. Plus, the conversation takes a brief detour as to who makes the best knishes in Los Angeles. (The answer is rather surprising.)

Below is a map of the top 20. LA Times subscribers can see a digital list of the 101 here.

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What restaurants would you add to this list?