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Jul 8, 2006 06:09 PM

LA reviews

I am a sous chef in NYC and was wondering what is the biggest review column out there? I just want to be able to read up on whats going on back in CA.

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  1. Jonathan Gold in the LA Weekly. You can read it online.

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    1. re: George

      More specifically, the column is called Counterintelligence. There's also a book of the same name that is a compilation of past columns.

    2. I'm not sure what you mean by the biggest review column, but in addition to the wonderful Jonathan Gold, you should of course check out the L.A. Times. Its main reviewer, S. Irene Virbila, has her detractors, but she is arguably the most-read and most influential L.A. restaurant critic. In addition, they have worthy columns on ethnic dining and smaller restaurants by writers such as Linda Burum. You can also pick up a Los Angeles magazine and see what Patric Kuh has to say. (I don't think the reviews are online.)