There's A New Jonathan Gold Mural In West LA

A mural honoring the late, great restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, seen in West L.A. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (Photo by Elina Shatkin/LAist)

There's a new mural honoring recently departed food writer Jonathan Gold, a favorite around these parts. Painted by artist Jeanine Hattas Wilson, the mural went up last week on the side of Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions, located at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Barrington Avenue in West L.A.

The work features a rear view of Gold in his bowler hat — an image as distinctive in the foodie world as Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette is to cinema buffs. He stands under the quote, "Pico... where I learned to eat." Above, it reads "LA 💛Jonathan Gold."

Next Monday, Aug. 13, Trejos Tacos plans to pop up at the site from 4 to 6 p.m. to help with a fundraiser benefitting the GoFundMe campaign for Gold's family. The first 200 people will get free tacos 🌮. The location will also be raffling off gift cards to local restaurants for anyone who donates at the event or shows proof that they've donated.

This isn't Hattas Wilson's first public work. She's created murals for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe in Lake Havasu, the VFW in Azusa and St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. She's also depicted plenty of pop culture subjects including Star Wars, The Godfather, and The Shining twins.


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