City of Gold


In this documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.  Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery — whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. Many of the featured restaurants  are Latin American including Mexican and Salvadorian.

Los Angeles: Playing now at  Laemmle Theatres.