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.

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