Secret Squirrel Cold Brew : When Design Meets Food

By Tsz on April 9, 2013

Gastrophoria is being able to design for food. Even better when it's for a product I enjoy, such as Secret Squirrel Cold Brew. Most people work to live and some live to work. For me, I'd rather live to eat and design. As a young(ish) graphic designer, I'm not at the stage where I can pick ...

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Taza : Waffle Sliders and Coffee

By Tsz on March 28, 2013

Taza Coffee House Waffle Slider

Gastrophoria is a crispy ham and cheese waffle slider from Taza. An idea so simple, yet so brilliant that I'm surprised no one has thought of it before. What's a waffle slider you ask? Take a slider roll—preferably King's Hawaiian—and fill it with cheese and ham (or any other meat and cheese combo of your ...

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Spazio Caffé : A Taste of Italy in Santa Monica

By Tsz on February 11, 2013

Spazio Caffe

Gastrophoria is a steaming glass of latte macchiato from Spazio Caffé. Ever since a life altering trip to Europe 2 years ago, I've been on a search for a good, straight forward cup of latte and had been coming up short. Not in the quality of coffee, thanks to a bevy of craft coffee houses available, ...

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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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Demitasse : Iced Coffee Perfection

By Tsz on January 6, 2012

Demitasse_1

Gastrophoria is a refreshing glass of iced mint Cubano from Demitasse. Best served on a hot winter day (thanks to LA and global warming). Before this, excellent coffee alluded me. I thought all coffees tasted like varying degrees of diluted charcoal water and the only way to make the compound palatable is to mix in an ...

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