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Food GPS: Navigating the LA Restaurant Landscape with Josh Lurie

  • Pacific Food and Beverage Museum 731 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 United States (map)

Pacific Taste is an ongoing series of culinary demos, talks, and workshops hosted by the Pacific Food & Beverage Museum in Los Angeles. A wide range of culinary professionals, cookbook authors, PacFAB curators, and others deliver lively lectures and lead tastings and hands-on workshops demonstrating the rich culinary traditions and distinctive cuisines of the American West, Pacific Rim, and beyond.

Food GPS: Navigating the LA Restaurant Landscape with Josh Lurie


The Southern California dining scene is uniquely diverse and can feel like a culinary labyrinth, even to avowed foodies. On Saturday, March 23, visit LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum and learn how food journalist Josh Lurie, Founder of Food GPS, goes about navigating the regional restaurant landscape. In conversation with PacFAB President Philip Dobard, he'll reveal his methods and discuss the singular passion that led him to develop them. After the program, enjoy fresh fare from Melissa's Produce.




Joshua Lurie founded the Los Angeles-based website Food GPS in 2005 and continues to showcase the best food and drink, regardless of price or cuisine, while sharing stories of people behind the flavor. Lurie has contributed articles to numerous publications, among them The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Food Republic, Eater LA, and dineL.A. He appeared on the Season 5 “LudoBites” episode of Mind of a Chef and has provided culinary commentary on television for NBC LA and FOX 11 LA and on radio for KFI AM 640’s The Fork Report,KLAA AM 830’s SoCal Restaurant Show, and KTLK 1150's LA 360. Lurie produced and hosted Pork L.A., a pig-fueled video series for Talk Media Networks, wrote the story for an episode of NCIS, and co-wrote Blue, a blockbuster Bollywood action movie.