Laurel Harrison

Favorite Food: A really good fried egg with sourdough toast.

Favorite Local Restaurant: Tower (for breakfast), South (for lunch) and Kru (for dinner). Favorite dining experience of all time: I’ve been lucky to eat at a number of incredible restaurants, but one of my most memorable dining experiences was in Barcelona, summer of 2015. My brother and I found a pulperia (restaurant specializing in octopus) near our hostel on a wildly humid day. We ate tiny whole fried octopi until we were stuffed and washed it all down with cold beer. Hard to beat fried octopus and cold beer on a hot day!

Earliest food-related memory from childhood: My parents deseeding pomegranates from the tree in our backyard.