Show 574, April 20, 2024: Chef Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

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 and pizzaiola of the fast-casual Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) located in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.

Chefs prefer to cook with natural gas based on existing technology. Berkeley passed a first of its kind law in 2019 banning natural gas piping from being installed in new construction. Berkeley has now backed off that ban influenced by a federal appeals court ruling and Chef Andrew provides the explanation. Understand Chef Andrew in everyday practice is consciously environmentally friendly in his business and is as sustainable as he can be.

Show 196, November 5, 2016: Gregg English, Agent Du Vin, Europa Village Winery, Temecula, CA

Europa Village WineryIt’s been almost 10-years in the planning but dirt is finally now being moved at Europa Village in Temecula to prepare for the construction of three wine themed European resorts on prime vineyard land that was previously home to Callaway.

What is planned is a European village consisting of three distinct and separate wineries – including a 60-room Italian villa style hotel with a European Spa.  The three wineries will be a French (C’est le Vie Wine Chateau), Spanish (Bolero Cellars), and Italian (Vienza) winery. When completed this complex will be one of the most spectacular winery/resort operations in the United States and, perhaps, beyond.

Europa Village’s designs are on display on site for those of you that would like to see what they have planned.

Europa Village’s Agent Du Vin Gregg English provides the preview of what’s to come.