hes the greatest pulitzer prize winning food critic to ever give props to food trucks
he also has a unique look and happens to be walking the earth during the Information Age
in LA which makes anonymity or privacy nearly impossible.
blame Google if you must
or blame Gold.
way back in 2008 he posed for a pic with a serious journalist knowing full well it was headed for FishbowlLA.
later that year, while he was food critic there, the LA Weekly published a photo of him: no big deal.
and a little more than a year later, bro starred on a panel discussion for the Zocalo PUBLIC Square.
look at all the people seeing him in the flesh
even the writer is all, yeah its nice to see him in real life or in video. (there was video too)
surely the OC weekly writer saw the famous LA weekly photos in 2007 of gold
sloppily drinking outta those hilariously huge wine glasses
as he celebrated winning the pulitzer.
does no one remember the time in 2009 when the Weekly hosted a thing called
The Gold Standard foodie event where mr. gold posed for pictures and kept it real?
how about the time he read aloud a restaurant review at LACMA in front of a painting of Spam?
strangely it seems like the only people who think their audience doesn’t know who he looks like
you can unring a bell if it’s made of gold?
although to some it’s cute marketing, or a quaint nod to a once-preferred tradition.
but nowadays i prefer it when my news organizations treat their audience (and subjects)
like theyre smart enough to know how to use the google.
thats my gold standard.