Ask The Chef

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

There is some new involved legislation on the horizon in California impacting (come July 1st) the mandatory Service Charges now appearing on restaurant checks. Chef Andrew explains. Also, the classic patty melt is back in fashion on better restaurant menus. As a burger devotee Chef Andrew always has his spatula at the ready. Continue reading

Bone's Kettle

Eric Tjahyad of Bone Kettle and Supa Coffee

Bone Kettle restaurant, a recognized neighborhood gem since 2017, is a Southeast Asian Kitchen and Bar located right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Eric Tjahyadi (Principal) joins us with a steaming bowl of the signature Bone Broth at the ready. Continue reading

"Instant" Dutch Yellows

Instant Dutch Yellow Potatoes

Sometimes when I come home late, I have to make a meal for the family with whatever is left in the fridge. We always keep a bag of Melissa’s Dutch Yellow Potatoes on hand, so I commonly revert back to this quick and simple classic. Most importantly, the kids and my boss love it. Continue reading