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Jonathan Gold dines at Playa Amor in Long Beach and Amor y Tacos in Cerritos Jonathan Gold thinks chef Thomas Ortega’s Playa Amor in Long Beach and Amor y Tacos in Cerritos represent two distinct sides of his personality.
Feeding Phil Rosenthal, rethinking school lunches, and Meyer lemons Food is evocative. For Phil Rosenthal, it’s worth traveling for. Andrea Nguyen says that not only does MSG make pho crave-worthy, it’s a negligible risk. Jonathan Gold waxes nostalgic about Thomas Ortega’s Doritos chilaquiles. Ex-Noma chef Dan Giusti gives kids something to smile about with his fresh take on school lunches. And Meyer lemons: not just for lemonade stands. Also, the soundtrack of Evan Kleiman's life.
Remembering radio legend Joe Frank Radio great Joe Frank has died. He had a long radio career, including decades at KCRW. Frank’s storytelling influenced many young radio journalists, who had never heard anything quite like him before. This includes ‘This American Life’ host, Ira Glass, who shares what it was like to be a young production assistant for Frank.