Grimmway Farms : Where Baby Carrots Come From

By Tsz on November 5, 2012

Grimmway Carrots

Gastrophoria is a fresh carrot pulled straight from the ground at Grimmway Farms. Having lived in the city all my life, the closest I've been to fresh produce is through rare farmer market visits. Rather, my usual interactions involve the brightly lit space of supermarkets filled with manicured displays of produce, sprayed intermittently with water and ...

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Foodstory : Okonomiyaki 101

By Tsz on October 24, 2012

Okonomiyaki Foodstory

Gastrophoria is a scaldingly hot Okonomiyaki fresh from the stove at Foodstory. I haven't had many run-ins with this specialty pancake from Osaka due to geography and a lack of knowledge. The only Okonomiyaki I've had was a sad, frumpy, specimen bloated with too much flour from a stand in New York years back. Since then, ...

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Fat Spoon : Tasty Campfire Memories

By Tsz on October 10, 2012

Fat Spoon

Gastrophoria is a baked sweet potato at Fat Spoon. It may not be the most photogenic dessert with its misshapen and charred exterior, but one bite has the ability to transport you headfirst to your most beloved campfire memory. It's a twice baked sweet potato, with its innards mixed with rich cream and butter and roasted ...

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Iota : Coffee Tasting in Ktown

By Tsz on October 1, 2012

Iota Coffee

Gastrophoria is a faultless mug of latte from Iota.  Normally, I would defer to the Italians or the French for my cup of joe, being as it's ingrained in their culture. Case in point—they have roasts named after them! Korean coffee? No so much. However, I was pleasantly blown away by Iota during their recent coffee ...

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Sadie : Oasis in Hollywood

By Tsz on September 22, 2012

Charcuterie at Sadie

Gastrophoria are well-crafted cocktails paired with roasted pork belly at Sadie. A stone's throw from Hollywood Boulevard, Sadie is a little oasis in the midst of rowdy Hollywood clubs. The only way to visit is to go without perceived notions. When you're there, you can choose to dine in a charming wood patio or on a ...

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