Show 357, January 25, 2020: Chef Jason McClain, McClain Chophouse and Philly Jay’s Steaks

Jason McClain of the Jonathan Club and Philly Jay's SteaksAfter 8 years as the popular Executive Chef at the prestigious Jonathan Club (Downtown Los Angeles and on the beach in Santa Monica) Jason McClain has amicably departed to pursue some culinary adventures on his own. At Jonathan Club Chef McClain took traditional club fare in the elevated direction of fine dining at a highly rated, independent restaurant.

On the horizon is McClain Chophouse, an ingredient-focused premium steak house and, just for fun, an authentic Philly Cheesesteak food truck (Philly Jay’s Steaks.)

“Chef McClain received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY and honed his skills under the tutelage of some of the USA’s great culinary talents in Philadelphia and Miami. He has evolved his menus by focusing on one thing : ingredients.”

“At Jonathan Club Chef Jason joined forces with a local urban farming company to plant a 42-bed rooftop garden. Four times each year he used his expertise to contribute to the surrounding neighborhood by inviting underprivileged youth to visit the Club to learn the value of growing fresh ingredients firsthand.”

We’ll get an “a la minute” update from Chef Jason.


Show 265, March 17, 2018: National Philly Cheese Steak Day with Figueroa Philly

Danny HizamiFigueroa Philly, arguably Los Angeles’ number one destination for the most authentic Cheese Steaks and Hoagies, is celebrating its favorite holiday, National Philly Cheese Steak Day, on Saturday, March 24, with a delicious giveaway. The first 100 fans on line next Saturday morning will receive a signature Classic Figueroa Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich absolutely free of charge ($8.85 value).

Following the 100 free sandwich giveaway, Figueroa Philly will continue the day’s celebration by offering the signature sandwich for only $5.99 until 3:00 p.m. Rocky Balboa, Philly’s “Italian Stallion,” would be proud.

“Since opening our doors in 2011, we’ve never wavered in our commitment to serving the most authentic Cheese Steak in Los Angeles,” said Danny Hizami, founder of Figueroa Philly. “Our fans appreciate that they’re getting the same quality Cheese Steak as the best sandwich shops in Philly, made using the same ingredients which we have shipped in from the East Coast. National Cheese Steak Day is made for Figueroa Philly, and we’re excited to celebrate this delicious holiday with our loyal fans!”

Opened in 2011 by nationally-known former stand-up comedian Danny Hizami, Figueroa Philly serves authentic Philadelphia-style Philly Cheese Steaks sandwiches, Hoagies, Hot Dogs and Chicken Wings. Amoroso’s Rolls are flown in from Philadelphia, and the steak is sliced Philly-syle and grilled to order and served “WitWhiz”. Figueroa Philly Cheese Steaks is recognized as perhaps the most genuine representation of an authentic Philly in Los Angeles.

Figueroa Philly is located at 3850 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. This is right across the street from the new $350 million dollar Banc of California Stadium, the new home of LA Football Club soccer.

Extra complimentary lot parking will be available adjacent to Figueroa Philly on March 24th.

Proprietor Danny Hizami slathers on the processed Cheez Whiz.