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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

Chef California

Interview: Chef Nick Balla (COAST Big Sur Cafe)

Chef Nick Balla has Central European heritage and specializes in sustainable, seasonal food, bread baking and preservation. He built an impressive career in San Francisco and is best known for his work at Bar...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Great Takeout Options to Share With Your Roommates in 10 U.S. Cities

Now that we’re eight months into a pandemic and people are no doubt burned-out on home cooking, it’s time to consider tantalizing family-style dishes and desserts from restaurants to share with your roommates (and...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room, Genghis Cohen + Mountaineering Club)

Houston native Yael Vengroff is a vaunted bartender who started at notable Manhattan cocktail bars Tailor, Painkiller and Pegu Club before relocating to L.A. She’s currently the bar director at sister establishments The Spare...
Kebabs Glendale

Which Restaurant Closures Would Hurt the Most?

Which restaurants would hurt you the most to lose? Diners participating in pickup and delivery during the crisis should ask themselves that question when deciding where to order food. Restaurants currently face devastating limitations...
COVID-19 Sign

What Food Writing Looks Like in the COVID-19 Era and My Hopes For the Future

My digital scrapbook was dozens-deep with ideas, including an exploration of the term “chef-driven,” a story titled “5 Misconceptions About Kid-Friendly Restaurants,” and round-ups of items ranging from brownies to fish sandwiches. After March...
Farm Documentary

Apricot Lane Battles Biblical Challenges in “Biggest Little Farm” Documentary Film

Raging wildfires, ravenous coyotes, and ladybug swarms are just some of the challenges that John Chester and wife Molly contend with at Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark. Compelling documentary “The Biggest Little Farm,” which John...