Counter Intelligence (Paperback)

Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles

By Jonathan Gold

St. Martins Press-3pl, 9780312267230, 432pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2000



Jonathan Gold has eaten it all. Counter Intelligence collects over 200 of Gold's best restaurant discoveries--from inexpensive lunch counters you won't find on your own to the perfect undiscovered dish at a beaten-path establishment. He reveals the hidden kitchens where Los Angeles' ethnic communities feed their own, including the best of cuisine from Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Burma, Canton, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Middle East, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam and more. Not to mention the perfectly prepared hamburger and Los Angeles' quintessential hot dog.

Counter Intelligence is the richest and most complete guide to eating in Los Angeles. The listings include where to find it and how much you'll pay (in many cases, not very much) with appendices that cover food types and feeding by neighborhood.

About the Author

Jonathan Gold, former restaurant critic for Los Angeles magazine, California magazine, and the Los Angeles Times, began writing the Counter Intelligence column for the L.A. Weekly in 1986. He is currently the New York restaurant critic for Gourmet.