Show 235, August 5, 2017: Dominic Palmieri, The Midway Gourmet, OC Fair

Dominic Palmieri of Midway GourmetWe always look forward to sharing with you the new, creative and sometimes outrageous taste sensations at The Orange County Fair on now through August 13th. Selling big from The Midway Gourmet is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos on virtually everything edible including pizza and fresh corn. His unusual nito frozen dessert creations are also the talk of the Fair.

Last year, 50% of Fairgoers surveyed said their favorite part of the Fair is the food. We agree…Fried, sugary or savory – and sometimes all three at once – the delectable edibles are some of the big stars of the OC Fair.

Chef Dominic’s Fair edibles on the RCS Midway just swept the Concessionaires’ Cup 2017 Awards including the recognition for “Best of the Best” single fair food item. We’ll get a mouthwatering update from The Midway Gourmet as the OC Fair enters its concluding week. Additionally Cowboy Kettle Corn’s (on the RCS Midway) Nitro Candy Caramel Popcorn garnered The Gold/Category Winner for “Most Creative.”

We’ll get a mouthwatering update from The Midway Gourmet as the OC Fair enters its concluding week.

If you perhaps missed Chef Dominic at the OC Fair you can still enjoy his pantry of incredible Fair menu creations (both “Hot” & “Cool”) at the LA County Fair in Pomona running from September 1st through 24th.

Show 17, February 16, 2013: Chick Marshall of Mr. Stox Restaurant in Anaheim

Chick Marshall of Mr. Stox in AnaheimMr. Stox opened in 1968 in Anaheim (near Angel Stadium) and quickly became the go-to, gourmet steak house in the area. In 1977 The Marshalls purchased Mr. Stox and expanded the menu to be more of a fine dining destination with a lot of menu variety and an extensive wine list. The current ownership group is Chick Marshall, his brother, Ron, and Ron’s wife, Debbie.

On March 15th Mr. Stox will serve it’s final meals. The Marshalls, now in their 36th year at Mr. Stox, have decided to retire and sold the property for development as an apartment complex.

Many of the Mr. Stox employees have been with them for 20 years or more. They were always innovating. Mr. Stox was one of the first Orange County restaurants that baked it’s own bread on-site for bread service. They typically have at least five varieties in the bread basket and the selections rotate.

Fifi Chao, the highly regarded restaurant critic for The Orange County Business Journal, has previously awarded Mr. Stox her “Best of the Best” award. On February 12th she hosted her dining club at Mr. Stox for a final tip of the toque.

Mr. Stox, you will be missed! For the Marshalls enjoy the next chapter…