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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

Coffee Orange County

Interview: M’lissa Roser (Portola Coffee Executive Director)

M’lissa Roser has experienced the full spectrum that coffee has to offer, from drinks that could double as dessert to beautifully roasted beans across the U.S. and in Scandinavia. She previously worked at cutting-edge...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: Chef Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs)

Chef Minh Phan is leading a new wave of highly personal Historic Filipinotown restaurants at Porridge + Puffs. Her seasonal restaurant builds on lessons learned at California School of Culinary Arts and at farm-to-table...
Coffee Los Angeles

Interview: Tohm Ifergan (Dayglow Coffee)

Chicago native Tohm Ifergan first focused professionally on music, touring as a drummer for years, and filling in the gaps with barista work. As his travel increased, coffee increasingly took hold and Ifergan gradually...
Thermometer California

Do Restaurants Deserve Second Chances?

When somebody lives in a place like Baker, a desolate California town in the Mojave Desert with only 735 residents that’s best known for The World’s Tallest Thermometer, it gets tougher to write off...
Restaurateur Los Angeles

Interview: Ryan Wilson (Lawry’s Chief Marketing + Strategy Officer)

Few L.A. restaurants can match the history, grandeur, and enduring popularity of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, a restaurant with tableside service that opened on La Cienega Boulevard’s Restaurant Row in 1938. Ryan Wilson, a...
Instagram Food

If These Instagrammers Opened Restaurants, I Would Eat There

California has enough restaurant choices to satisfy my cravings for many lifetimes, endless opportunities to exchange money for food. However, I still see dishes on Instagram that aren’t readily available, take food in creative...