Show 522, April 22, 2023: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

What’s a new season of Angels Baseball without a home run of new food items to contemplate and savor. Joining us to make us incredibly hungry is new Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe of Legends Hospitality at Angel Stadium. We’re chatting about what’s new in the concession stands, at Brewery X, and the Premium Suites. Angel Stadium also has an in-house pastry chef. Think fresh-baked brownie bites and oversized caramel (Granny Smith) apples! It’s everything from the Out-of-the-Park Dog to the juicy BX Burger on at Brewery X.

When we last visited Luchador Brewing Co. they were just operating their original craft brewery and restaurant in Chino Hills. A new location in Cathedral City joined the collection last year.
“Co-owner Brent Miller was inspired by the nostalgia of the Luchador wrestling he watched as a child and co-owner Jaime Benson had strong connections to both Chino Hills and the Coachella Valley, and thus, Luchador Brewing Co was born. The flagship location in Chino Hills opened its doors in March 2020 & their second location, Cathedral City in the Coachella Valley, opened in August 2022. Coming soon: LBC Distribution Center in Banning, CA.” Restaurateur Brent Miller joins us in-studio to tap the keg on Luchador Brewing Co.

“As a former professional athlete and a self- proclaimed health junkie Cristina Kown and Christian Gerloff were always trying to keep up with the latest health trends and best new wellness products. But when they started looking closely at labels and saw the amount of artificial ingredients, sugar, coloring and junk that was going into drinks that were made “healthy and natural” they just knew that they could create something better. Christina and Christian set out to make drinks that tasted great and could actually be helpful in supporting wellness. They had to be as clean as possible and contain real and organic ingredients. Their drinks had to contain meaningful levels of nutrition- not just buzz words on a label. And so, the idea for all Phenoms was born.” All Phenoms’ Cristina Kown and Christian Gerloff join us to pull the tab on all Phenoms sparkling functional beverages for us.

SoCalGas is hosting the 10th Annual SoCalGas Foodservice Equipment Expo (2 days) on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey. “With no-cost registration, the 10th annual Foodservice Equipment Expo provides an opportunity to Reconnect, Rebuild, and Innovate at one of the industry’s largest West Coast showcases of natural gas and energy-efficient commercial foodservice equipment. Leading industry manufacturers will display and demonstrate their brands as attendees visit booths and live-action cooking stations, sample artisan foods cooked on a variety of natural gas equipment, network, and learn about available rebates.” SoCalGas Co.’s Gina Christian (Foodservice Technical Specialist) and William Morris (Senior Foodservice Program Advisor) are our guests providing all the details.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. If servers (middle-income earners at best) at full-service restaurants didn’t have it rough already coming back after the Pandemic there is a new force of concern out there to contend with. The IRS has a new campaign out there to aggressively audit servers looking at their gratuities. Hardly going after the possible big ticket tax cheats as promised. Chef Andrew explains.

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

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