Jonathan Gold is a hound for the best taco, burger, barbecue, omelet, hot dog, sushi, samosa, bagel and dumpling in all of L.A. In this book, he's collected the best of what he's eaten across the city in an alphabetically organized guide that covers Los Angeles' broad and deep ethnic and traditional food outlets. From the inexpensive lunch counters readers would never find on their own to the perfect undiscovered dish at a beaten-path establishment, Gold will take eaters and readers places they've never been before. Gold is an omnivoreturning his attention with equal enthusiasm to the most toothsome steak and the finest marinated bean curdas well as one of the top food critics in the country today. Ratings, pricing information and cross-references by location and type of chow in the back of the book make it easy to use. This is an indispensable eats book for one of the most fascinating and diverse food cities in the nation.