LA Will Become A City Of Gold Saturday For Jonathan Gold's Birthday

Jonathan Gold will be memorialized across L.A. on Saturday. (Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

L.A. continues to mourn Jonathan Gold, legendary food writer and chronicler of L.A.'s mosaic of cultures. He died of pancreatic cancer this week at the age of 57. Gold's impact on this city is hard to overstate — his restaurant reviews are enshrined on restaurant walls throughout the city and his rules to dining in L.A. guide Angelenos daily.

He would have turned 58 on Saturday, July 28, and buildings all over L.A. and surrounding cities will be glow with light to honor his memory. Some of the participating locations include:

  • L.A. City Hall
  • The Wilshire Grand Center
  • The Broad
  • The pylons at LAX
  • U.S. Bank Tower
  • Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in Grand Park
  • The Natural History Museum
  • Pacific Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier
  • The Wiltern
  • The Ford Theatres
  • Chinatown Summer Nights
  • The Theatre at Ace Hotel
  • The Fairplex in Pomona

Additionally, downtown L.A's Bäco Mercat is selling a Jonathan Gold tribute T-shirt in his memory. Shirts sell for $115, and all proceeds go to Gold's family.

If you're making your own tribute to Gold this Saturday — by visiting one of these buildings or toasting to him over a meal — share your words and photos with us on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ToastGold or #LAGold.

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