Los Angeles Review of Books article on Patricia Escárcega

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I was very cognizant of what restaurants were covered by local newspapers, and what restaurants weren’t being covered,” she told me. “And what wasn’t being covered were the places where my family ate. Nobody wrote about those restaurants. They just weren’t considered the hip restaurants. And I wanted to write about those more quotidian restaurants, and what they can mean to a family and a community.”

Uh right, Jonathan Gold didn’t do any of that?

Without telling me, the company classified me as a junior critic upon hire …

Her classification wasn’t a secret, she apparently just wasn’t paying attention.