Here’s one way to inspire readers to pay for a paywall: unleash your brand new, returning Pulitzer Prize winning food critic on a buffet of 420-laced delicacies.
Under the headline “A Marijuana-Infused Meal? Well…,” Jonathan Gold details the sampling of nine different weed-tastic culinary offerings. FishbowlLA’s favorite detail has to be the way the esteemed restaurant critic connected with his pot luck (sorry) host:
The first time I met [Nguyen] Tran, on a social-media panel somewhere, he happened to be wearing a banana suit, and he has been known to show up to food events dressed as a tauntaun from The Empire Strikes Back. I like his Starry Kitchen, a pan-Asian lunchroom in a downtown office-building food court, and I admire the running pop-up restaurant he mounts with chef Laurent Quenioux. But the notion of an “herb” dinner wasn’t especially my thing.
The article publishes on the print side Saturday, and ranks as one of the greatest counter-Easter weekend themed culinary articles imaginable. Among those sharing Gold’s table at this unique April 1 Encino gathering was High Times columnist Elise McDonough.