Josh Lurie founded FoodGPS.com in 2005. Since then, his Los Angeles-based website continues to showcase the best food and drink, regardless of price or cuisine, while sharing stories of people behind the flavor, primarily in California. He also wrote the story for an episode of "NCIS" and co-wrote a blockbuster Bollywood action movie called "Blue."
2 years ago
Micheladas — the savory, often spicy beer cocktails that originated in Mexico — have become increasingly over-the-top in L.A., where you now can find them garnished with shellfish or sticks of candy. Yet given that craft beer is boomin...
2 years ago | L.A. Restaurants
When Jonathan Grahm opened his second outpost of Compartés Chocolatier on Melrose Place two years ago, one of the first things he did was install a neon sign that proclaims, “Chocolate Is Art!” The glowing sign, which he says describes his bu...
3 years ago | Desserts
Backroom experiments can have big results. Take Frankenstein’s monster, for instance (or Sir Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane from Game of Thrones). Recently, and in reality, we can look to pastry chef Lindsay Kirk, the mad scientist who created the ...
3 years ago | French Cuisine
Snails, the slow-moving garden dwellers that view simple table salt as Kryptonite, now play an increasingly prominent role on dinner tables, and not just at French restaurants. Snails are frequently imported from Burgundy, though they’ll occasiona...
3 years ago | People 2016
David Irvin’s gray felt bucket hat sports a black band, a pheasant feather and double “bullet holes” on the rim. The hat, from London “punk tailors” Art Comes First, complements Irvin’s Fu Manchu goatee. Of course, it’s not surprising that the bra...
3 years ago | L.A. Restaurants
A flaming sugar cube greets diners at Sugar Sungkamee’s restaurant, Spicy Sugar, which debuted at the end of January in Long Beach. You may recognize Sugar from Jitlada, the incendiary east Hollywood restaurant that her father, Chef Tui Sungk...