September 12, 6 p.m.
Park’s BBQ

Selected by the L.A. Times Food editorial team, this year’s Gold Award winner, Park’s BBQ, exemplifies L.A. cuisine and culinary excellence. Join us at the restaurant for a ceremony and dinner celebrating this prestigious award created by and named after legendary Times food critic Jonathan Gold.

The event, presented by L.A. Times Food general manager Laurie Ochoa and Park’s chef/owner Jenee Kim, will feature passed appetizers and drinks as well as a family-style Korean BBQ dinner highlighting Park’s most iconic dishes.

2023 Award winner


About Park's BBQ
Since opening in 2003, Park’s BBQ has been the premiere place to experience Korean BBQ for out-of-towners and Angelenos alike, helping to make the cuisine an essential part of the L.A. culinary landscape. Times food critic Bill Addison recently named Park’s one of the 101 Best Restaurants in L.A., saying its convivial atmosphere means, “a meal goes by in an exhilarating blur of fellowship and meat.”

About the Gold Award
The L.A. Times Gold Award was established in 2017 by legendary Times food critic Jonathan Gold. Gold wrote at the time: “[The Gold Award] was created with the idea of honoring culinary excellence and expanding the notion of what Southern California cooking might be. The award celebrates intelligence and innovation, brilliance and sensitivity to aesthetics, culture and the environment."