The Gold Standard has been an annual event thrown together by the LA Weekly Magazine for the past four years. Since LA Weekly is my place of employment, I get to enjoy a complimentary admission and gorge on free food for a few hours. I’ve only gone twice. The first year of the event and then this year. This is an event for the purely hardcore foodies – it was a hot day and the place was extremely crowded.
We had to park three blocks away since the event parking was closed off when we got there (what the heck, guys). I do consider myself somewhat of a “foodie” but I would never actually pay the full price to attend the Gold Standard.