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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

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...
Mission Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Food Worth Seeking

Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal city that resides just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, near one of the world’s great wine and produce growing regions, and is known as the American Riviera....
Cherry Blossoms Kanazawa

Kanazawa Food + Coffee Worth Seeking

Kanazawa is about a two-hour high-speed Shinkansen train ride from Tokyo in Ishikawa prefecture, on Japan’s west coast. The city with quaint back streets and bubbling canals houses Kanazawa Castle, The 21st Century Museum...