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Win: Tickets to foodie documentary 'City of Gold'

If you like movies, and enjoy great food, you'll want to take in culinary critic Jonathan Gold's look at the rich ethnic cooking he seeks out in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The film plays through next week, but Friday's opening will include food trucks and craft beer — and we just might have a pair of tickets with your name on them.

Filmmaker Laura Gabbert follows Gold, the first food critic to be recognized with a Pulitzer Prize, in his quest to explore the diversity of the spice of life.

From the Loft:

In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.

Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery — whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before. Directed by Laura Gabbert (No Impact Man). (Dir. by  Laura Gabbert, 2015, USA, 96 mins., Rated R)

For Friday night's opening, there will be food trucks in the Loft parking lot beginning at 6 p.m., with offerings from Purple Tree Acai Blends, Vina Baguette, Sarge’s Cheesecakes or Tucson Fat Noodle and samples of of Flagstaff's Historic Brewing Company’s Undercover Cucumber.

To enter to win a pair of tickets, comment here with your favorite family food dish, or let us know over on our Facebook page. Good luck!

And the winner is .... Kaye Kaye Gallego. Congratulations!

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