April 9: Jay’s Bar, Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen, Timbre Winery, Mason Bar and Kitchen

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Mayuko Easton, Proprietress, Jay’s Bar, Silver Lake and Master Barman Constantine Williams Part One
Segment Three: Mayuko Easton, Proprietress, Jay’s Bar, Silver Lake and Master Barman Constantine Williams Part Two
Segment Four: Jacob Deleon, Founder, Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen, New Jersey Part One
Segment Five: Jacob Deleon, Founder, Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen, New Jersey Part Two
Segment Six: Winemaker Joshua Klapper, Founder, Timbre Winery, Arroyo Grande, CA
Segment Seven: Daniel Perez, General Manager, Mason Bar and Kitchen, Arroyo Grande, CA
Segment Eight: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel of Slapfish with “Ask the Chef”

We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.

Jay’s Bar, an American gastropub, is the vision of the late Jason Easton and his wife, Mayuko who lovingly carries on his welcoming neighborhood legacy. Jay’s Bar is located at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake (4321 Sunset Boulevard). The bar is a local favorite where savvy locals (including Oscar-nominated celebrities) come to hang out and socialize while enjoying the craft beers, signature cocktails, and delicious food. Mayuko Easton joins us.

Jacob “Jake” Deleon is the young founder of Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen based in New Jersey. He has an award-winning line of glass jarred Filipino condiments including savory and sweet varieties that are free of artificial colors and flavors. “He created Fila Manila to celebrate the joy of the Filipino family, culture, and the delicious cuisine and share it with a wider audience of discriminating food lovers.” Jacob Deleon is our guest providing a genuine taste of the Philippines.

Timbre Winery is a Santa Barbara County winery crafting balanced wines of distinction. TIMBRE (pronounced TAM·ber or TIM·ber) is the “color” of music. It is what makes two voices sound different, even when singing the same song. It is why two winemakers, working with the same vineyards, make unique wine. As a terroir-driven winery, Timbremakes wines expressive of the places and times from which they came. As winemakers, they channel those sites through their experience, adding their own mark- their Timbre- to the resulting wines.” Founder and Winemaker Josh Klapper is our guest to pull the cork on all that is Timbre Winery.

The Village of Arroyo Grande’s Mason Bar and Kitchen is a country-chic restaurant with a full bar, 20 beers on tap, 17 wines by the glass, extensive bottle wine list and premium spirits, paired with creative food in a relaxed setting. It’s an inviting restaurant offering farm-fresh local cuisine in a family-friendly environment. General Manager Daniel Perez joins us with all the details of what’s on the menu for Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch at Mason Bar and Kitchen.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. Easter Sunday is April 17th. Chef Andrew has some helpful tips to add to your festive Easter table.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Mayuko Easton of Jay's Bar

Jay’s Bar, an American gastropub, is the vision of the late Jason Easton and his wife, Mayuko, who now lovingly carries on his welcoming neighborhood legacy. Jason tragically passed away in February of last year just a week after taking over the establishment. He was only 44.

Jay’s Bar is located at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake (4321 Sunset Boulevard). The bar is a local favorite where savvy locals (including Oscar-nominated celebrities) come to hang out and socialize while enjoying the craft beers, signature cocktails, wine by-the-glass and bottle and delicious food.

Jay’s offers whiskey, craft beers on tap and comfort grub with twists. The food menu is a twist of American and Japanese American cuisine. From local favorites such as Jay’s Burger to their new menu items, including Tontkotsu ramen and Takjoyaki, Jay’s has something tasty for guests to enjoy with a cold, refreshing drink. Specialty cocktails, including The Classic Easton, are the inspired creations of master barman, Constantine Williams, a fraternity brother of Jason’s.

Mayuko Easton joins us.

Filipino Kitchen

Jacob “Jake” Deleon is the young founder of Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen based in New Jersey. He has an award-winning line of glass jarred Filipino condiments including savory and sweet varieties that are free of artificial colors and flavors.

“Jake is a first generation FilAm, or Filipino American, who was born in the Philippines and raised in New Jersey with countless memories of joyful family gatherings. At the center of each gathering was a table overflowing with homecooked Filipino dishes. Jakes remembers the delicious flavors of this food together with the laughter of his family bringing comfort and joy to his heart.”

“He created Fila Manila to celebrate the joy of the Filipino family, culture, and the delicious cuisine and share it with a wider audience of discriminating food lovers. Jake named the brand after the joyful and quirky spirit of the FilAm community combined with Manila, the heart of the Philippine Islands.”

His flagship product is Filipino Adobo Sauce and Marinade, used in the Philippines signature dish and Jake’s favorite food. It was a NEXTY Award Winner at Natural Products Expo West for Best Condiment the year it was introduced. “This Filipino staple is tangy, savory, and salty all at once, and Fila Manila’s take on this iconic sauce is both a great entry point to the cuisine and an attractive new option for aficionados with its clean, minimal ingredient list and use of tamari over wheat-based soy sauce. These modest updates to typical conventional versions cut no corners with authenticity; the sauce gets some of its zip from coconut vinegar.”

Fila Manila’s newest creation is Ube Purple Yam & Coconut Jam. It was awarded the NEXTY for Best New Pantry Food at the recent Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center. “It’s crafted in small batches. Thick and sweet, this creamy coconut and purple yam-based spread is tasty and satisfying – and more than a little crave-worthy.”

Jacob Deleon is our guest providing a taste of the Philippines.

Joshua Klapper of Timbre Winery

Timbre Winery is a Santa Barbara County winery crafting balanced wines of distinction.”

“TIMBRE (pronounced TAM·ber or TIM·ber) is the “color” of music. It is what makes two voices sound different, even when singing the same song. It is why two winemakers, working with the same vineyards, make unique wine. As a terroir-driven winery, Timbre makes wines expressive of the places and times from which they came. As winemakers, they channel those sites through their experience, adding their own mark- their Timbre- to the resulting wines.”

“Founded by Joshua Klapper, Timbre Winery is the culmination of years of hard work, and dedication to his craft. It is winemaking expressed through the universal language of musical sound.”

“Timbre Winery is committed to sustainable practices in its vineyard and product sourcing, as well as its production.”

Timbre has a new winery facility in San Luis Obispo and April marks the 5-Year Anniversary of Timbre’s Arroyo Grande Tasting Room.

Josh Klapper is our guest to pull the cork on all that is Timbre Winery.

Daniel Lopez of Mason Bar and Kitchen in Arroyo Grande

“The Village of Arroyo Grande’s Mason Bar and Kitchen is a country-chic restaurant with a full bar, 20 beers on tap, 17 wines by the glass, extensive bottle wine list and premium spirits, paired with creative food in a relaxed setting. It’s an inviting restaurant offering farm-fresh local cuisine in a family-friendly environment.”

“For guests seeking a more festive experience, you’ll find their adjacent award-winning bar is the perfect spot to gather with friends and sample an inspired selection of wine, beer, and unique hand-crafted cocktails.” Mason Bar and Kitchen serves Lunch and Dinner 7-days with Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Mason sources their food from local, organic farms with a large selection of local artisan products from fresh produce to the highest quality proteins. They are firm in their commitment to always offer the freshest, non-GMO, antibiotic-free, responsibly harvested, and sustainable local organic produce, products, and proteins available.” Dinner menu highlights include Lobster Dogs with cold water lobster tail meat, carnival batter and creole remoulade, and a 14 oz. bone-in Kurobuta Pork Chop. The selection of steaks ranges from an 8 oz. Flat Iron to a 14 oz. Boneless Ribeye.

General Manager Daniel Perez joins us with all the details of what’s on the menu at Mason Bar and Kitchen.

Andy Harris and Andrew Gruel at Cabana 14 at the Cove at Pechanga Resort and Casino

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.

Easter Sunday is April 17th. Chef Andrew has some helpful tips to add to your festive Easter table.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Mayuko Easton, Proprietress, Jay’s Bar, Silver Lake and Master Barman Constantine Williams Part One
Segment Three: Mayuko Easton, Proprietress, Jay’s Bar, Silver Lake and Master Barman Constantine Williams Part Two
Segment Four: Jacob Deleon, Founder, Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen, New Jersey Part One
Segment Five: Jacob Deleon, Founder, Fila Manila Filipino American Kitchen, New Jersey Part Two
Segment Six: Winemaker Joshua Klapper, Founder, Timbre Winery, Arroyo Grande, CA
Segment Seven: Daniel Perez, General Manager, Mason Bar and Kitchen, Arroyo Grande, CA
Segment Eight: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel of Slapfish with “Ask the Chef”

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