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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: pastry chef Genevieve Gergis (Bavel + Bestia)

Genevieve Gergis first met Ori Menashe while they were both working at La Terza in Mid-City. They each tell a version of the story in the new cookbook they co-wrote with Lesley Suter, Bestia:...
Coffee California

Interview: Verve Coffee Roasters co-founder Colby Barr

Colby Barr co-founded Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz with Ryan O’Donovan in 2007. Since then, the partners have emphasized impeccable sourcing at the Farmlevel and high engagement at the Streetlevel. This holistic approach...
Japanese Food Honolulu

Izakaya Hachibei Butabara (Dose of Vitamin P)

Honolulu houses the most vibrant Japanese food scene in the U.S., and Izakaya Hachibei is one of the latest additions to bolster that claim. Managing partner Robert Yamazaki runs the Chinatown branch of a...
Ramen Kauai

Ama Char Siu Mazemen (Dose of Vitamin P)

The Hanalei Center patio provided amazing views of cloud-capped mountains lined with multiple waterfalls. Ama could have served me a pail of gruel, and I still would have been pretty content. Char siu mazemen...
Dessert Kauai

Village Snack & Bakery Chocolate Haupia Slice (Food of the Week)

Village Snack & Bakery is a humble Hanalei restaurant from Narcisa Concepcion located in the back row of Ching Young Village with worn blue benches inside, old black and white photos of the area,...
Juice Kauai

Hanalei Bread Company Monkey Juice (Drink of the Week)

If Hanalei has a community hub, it’s probably Hanalei Bread Company, a bustling bakery, breakfast, and coffee destination for locals and tourists in The Hanalei Center. The brown and green complex also houses sister...