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The Doc About Food Critic Jonathan Gold Will Soon Premiere In L.A.

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The documentary about revered L.A.-based food writer Jonathan Gold debuted at Sundance last year and now the film will finally get a proper premiere in Los Angeles.

Directed by Laura Gabbert, City Of Gold follows the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic around L.A.'s diverse neighborhoods as he eats, writes and reflects on food and culture in the city. And while the film had a few limited screenings in town at the beginning of the year, the festival favorite will receive an official welcome to L.A. in theaters beginning March 11, according to Eater L.A. While they haven't yet announced which theaters will show the doc, you can keep an eye on the film's Facebook page for the announcement.

For years, Gold has taken readers on a culinary journey across Los Angeles, uncovering hole-in-the-wall gems and restaurants that many of us may not have discovered otherwise. The film, considered a love letter to L.A., not only looks at the incredibly involved process Gold undergoes to write a review, but also the tremendous impact he's had on L.A.'s dining landscape, including some restaurants that credit him with saving them from the brink of collapse. "Restaurants and food experiences that other people weren't writing about, he gave it value," explains Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern in the trailer for the film.

Check out the trailer for the film below and get hungry for the release in March:

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