Show 94, October 25, 2014: Jim Colombo, General Manager, Five Crowns and Side Door

Jim ColomboIt’s time to catch-up with the iconic Five Crowns and Side Door in Corona del Mar. The restaurant is a charming replica of one of England’s oldest country inns.

The adjacent Side Door is a popular gastropub with its own identity and a youthful vibe. The Holidays are always a special time there and General Manager Jim Colombo (also a trained chef) will give us a preview of all the special Holiday happenings.

The food in the kitchens of both establishments is under the watchful eye of Lawry’s Restaurants corporate executive chef, Ryan O’Melveny Wilson. He represents the fourth generation of proud Family ownership!

Show 21, March 16, 2013: Muldoon’s Irish Pub & Country Kitchen

Muldoon's Pub and Country KitchenHidden in plain sight in Fashion Island in Newport Beach for the last 39 years is an authentic Irish Pub and Country Inn housed in a beautiful red brick building. It’s still proudly owned by the Schwartz Family.

Food and Beverage Director Dudley Tomasi joined us to talk about the rich St. Patrick’s Day traditions at Muldoon’s. It’s much more than Guinness on tap!

They bake their own Irish soda bread for the restaurant fresh daily. In addition to all the expected Irish specialties they also feature a variety of appealing salads and even seasonal vegetables.

The rich chocolate pudding (62 per cent dark chocolate) is the signature dessert. It’s made exclusively by Sindi Rae Schwartz, the co-owner from her own perfected recipe.