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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

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...
Barbecue Austin

Worth The Wait? L.A. Chefs + Food Writers Describe Their Tests of Time to Eat

Some restaurants, food trucks and stalls are known for testing patience, while other experiences take aspiring diners by surprise. Not everybody’s down to wait. I asked a dozen L.A. chefs and food writers, “What’s...
Dumplings Los Angeles

Why Food Writers Must Stop Promoting “Cheap” Eats

It’s imperative that editors and writers stop describing food as “cheap eats.” Most of the time, they’re stigmatizing culinary contributions from immigrant cultures. Avoid such indignities and these family-run and indie restaurants stand a...
Pasta Los Angeles

Top dineL.A. Lunch + Dinner Picks for Summer 2019

dineL.A. returns from July 12 – 26, featuring over 400 high-value, prix fixe options for lunch and dinner. Read my recommendations for 10 lunches and 15 dinners, not including Hall of Fame choices like...