I Miss Jonathan Gold (and Anonymous Food Critics in General)

I ate at Park’s BBQ in Koreatown with a group of ten girlfriends recently¬†and as much as I enjoyed it, I sat thinking of Jonathan Gold rather than the mountain of marinated meat in front of me. Not the Jonathan Gold of The City of Gold, but the Jonathan Gold of 2009 who ate at a restaurant repeatedly and anonymously and told us not just about the food and the service but the history of the food and of its ingredients. I miss the Jonathan Gold who reminded us that …