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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie

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

Cocktail Los Angeles

Breva Maré Gintonico (Drink of the Week)

Lauded chef Casey Lane, best known for Italian food, takes on Spanish cuisine at Breva in downtown L.A.’s recently renovated Hotel Figueroa. To complement the bold food, decorated bar star Dushan Zaric collaborated with...
Sandwich Los Angeles

BäcoShop Roast Pork Trompo (Dose of Vitamin P)

It’s ironic that chef Josef Centeno’s new roast pork trompo at BäcoShop in downtown Culver City features “Uyghur spices.” The Muslim minority, which China continues to persecute in Xinjiang province, would never eat pork....
Middle Eastern Food Los Angeles

Bavel Oyster Mushroom Kebab (Food of the Week)

High energy is obvious throughout Bavel, the modern Middle Eastern restaurant from Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis in the DTLA Arts District. People line up at the base of the stairs prior to opening...
Arnold Palmer Los Angeles

Pikunico Yuzu-Ade + Green Tea (Drink of the Week)

Points of interest are slowly populating ROW DTLA, former industrial space that now counts more than 1 million square feet of offices, retail, and restaurants. Smorgasburg LA food market and Dulce Dos coffee bar...
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Charles Olalia (Ma’am Sir + Ricebar)

Charles Olalia is a talented chef with fine-dining background who downsized after leading teams at top L.A. kitchens like Patina and Mar’sel. Now he’s combining his Filipino heritage with finely honed technique at his...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Grand Harbor Stir-Fried Preserved Meat + Sprouting Cauliflower (Dose of Vitamin P)

My in-laws claim allegiance to different Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley depending on recommendations from church friends, fluctuating prices, or the movements of favorite chefs. Grand Harbor is a flashy Chinese restaurant...