Show 566, February 24, 2024: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her past (and future) coverage of Strong Water in Anaheim, the only Orange County nominee as a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award. Also more salivating specifics on the range of South of the Border edible delights available at the food stands at the Mercado Gonzalez in Costa Mesa.

Bone Kettle restaurant, a recognized neighborhood gem since 2017, is a Southeast Asian Kitchen and Bar located right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Bone Kettle is a proudly family run and operated business by the Tjahyadi brothers (Chef Erwin and Eric) and their father (“Papa” & Chief Broth Officer.) Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, The Tjahyadi Family rarely found Southeast Asian businesses that succinctly spotlighted Indonesian, Filipino, Malaysian and Singaporean food and flavors in an elegant and inspired way. From there, the idea of Bone Kettle was born.” Eric Tjahyadi (Principal) joins us with a steaming bowl of the signature Bone Broth at the ready.

“Situated in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley, Vincent Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery dedicated to making limited production Bordeaux varietal wines. The Family-owned winery (the creative vision of the late Tony Vincent) is the only producer in the region growing and making wine from all five of the noble red grapes of Bordeaux – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in addition to Bordeaux’s prominent white grape, Sauvignon Blanc. Vincent also grows Syrah, a red wine grape that originated in the Rhone Valley of France.” The youthful winemaker is Zach Perron and he joins us gently pulling the cork on all that is Vincent Vineyards.

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. There is some new involved legislation on the horizon in California impacting (come July 1st) the mandatory Service Charges now appearing on restaurant checks. Chef Andrew explains. Also, the classic patty melt is back in fashion on better restaurant menus. As a burger devotee Chef Andrew always has his spatula at the ready.
All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Show 566, February 24, 2024: Anne Marie Panoringan, Culture OC’s Food Columnist Part One

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to further discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and chat about recent and future columns.

Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her past (and future) coverage of Strong Water in Anaheim, the only Orange County nominee as a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award. Also, more salivating specifics on the range of South of the Border edible delights available at Mercado Gonzalez in Costa Mesa.

Show 566, February 24, 2024: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part Two

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie continues with us in-studio to further discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and chat about recent and future columns.

Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her past (and future) coverage of Strong Water in Anaheim, the only Orange County nominee as a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award. Also, more salivating specifics on the range of South of the Border edible delights available at Mercado Gonzalez’s food stands in Costa Mesa. There is also a high-prolife, full-service destination restaurant, Maizano and Bar Entre Nos, from the team responsible for the highly acclaimed LA Cha Cha Cha in the Arts District of DTLA.

February 24: Anne Marie Panoringan, Bone Kettle, Vincent Vineyards

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part One
Segment Three: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part Two
Segment Four: Bone Kettle in Pasadena with Partner Eric Tjahyadi Part One
Segment Five: Bone Kettle in Pasadena with Partner Eric Tjahyadi Part Two
Segment Six: Vincent Vineyards, Los Olivos, with Winemaker Zach Perron Part One
Segment Seven: Vincent Vineyards, Los Olivos, with Winemaker Zach Perron Part Two
Segment Eight: Chef Andrew Gruel, Co-Host and Proprietor of Calico Fish House, with “Ask the Chef”

Andy Harris, Executive Producer and Co-host previews the show.

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her past coverage of Strong Water in Anaheim, the only Orange County nominee as a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award. Also, the expanding and changing universe of restaurants which are part of Kei Concepts (VOX in Fountain Valley) and more salivating specifics on the range of South of the Border edible delights available at Mercado Gonzalez in Costa Mesa.

“Bone Kettle restaurant, a recognized neighborhood gem since 2017, is a Southeast Asian Kitchen and Bar located right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Bone Kettle is a proudly family run and operated business by the Tjahyadi brothers (Chef Erwin and Eric) and their father (“Papa” & Chief Broth Officer.) Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, The Tjahyadi Family rarely found Southeast Asian businesses that succinctly spotlighted Indonesian, Filipino, Malaysian and Singaporean food and flavors in an elegant and inspired way. From there, the idea of Bone Kettle was born.” Eric Tjahyadi (Principal) joins us with a steaming bowl of the signature Bone Broth at the ready.

“Situated in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley, Vincent Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery dedicated to making limited production Bordeaux varietal wines. The Family-owned winery is the only producer in the region growing and making wine from all five of the noble red grapes of Bordeaux – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in addition to Bordeaux’s prominent white grape, Sauvignon Blanc. Vincent also grows Syrah, a red wine grape that originated in the Rhone Valley of France.” The winemaker is Zach Perron and he joins us gently pulling the cork on all that is Vincent Vineyards.

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. There is some new legislation on the horizon in California impacting the mandatory Service Charges now appearing on restaurant checks. Chef Andrew explains. Also, the classic patty melt is back in fashion on better restaurant menus. As a burger devotee Chef Andrew always has his spatula at the ready.

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

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column.

Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her past coverage of Strong Water in Anaheim, the only Orange County nominee as a semi-finalist for a James Beard Award. Also the expanding and changing universe of Kei Concepts (VOX in Fountain Valley) and more salivating specifics on the range of South of the Border edible delights available at Mercado Gonzalez in Costa Mesa.

Eric Tjahyad of Bone Kettle and Supa Coffee

Bone Kettle restaurant, a recognized neighborhood gem since 2017, is a Southeast Asian Kitchen and Bar located right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Bone Kettle is a proudly family run and operated business by the Tjahyadi brothers (Chef Erwin and Eric) and their father (“Papa” & Chief Broth) Officer.)”

“Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, The Tjahyadi Family rarely found Southeast Asian businesses that succinctly spotlighted Indonesian, Filipino, Malaysian and Singaporean food and flavors in an elegant and inspired way. From there, the idea of Bone Kettle was born.”

“The mission at Bone Kettle is to rethink what Southeast Asian cuisine is supposed to be. A reclaiming of the past and a reinterpretation of beloved dishes for the new generation.”

Think Bone Marrow, Clam & Donuts, Sticky Pork Ribs, Oxtail Dumplings, Nasi Goreng and 36-Hour Bone Broth. Bone Kettle is also known for their extensive Sake selection.

Bone Kettle is open for Dinner service daily from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Weekend Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A large, discounted Happy Hour menu is available from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. This is a busy place and Reservations are highly suggested.

Eric Tjahyadi joins us with a steaming bowl of the signature Bone Broth at the ready.

Zach Perron of Vincent Vineyards and Winery

“Situated in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley, Vincent Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery dedicated to making limited production Bordeaux varietal wines. The Family-owned winery is the only producer in the region growing and making wine from all five of the noble red grapes of Bordeaux – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in addition to Bordeaux’s prominent white grape, Sauvignon Blanc. Vincent also grows Syrah, a red wine grape that originated in the Rhone Valley of France.” The winemaker is Zach Perron and he joins us to gently pull the cork on all that is Vincent Vineyards.

“Established in 2007, Vincent Vineyards is the realized dream of founders Tony and Tanya Vincent, who purchased the 25-acre property with the intent to grow Cabernet and the other Bordeaux varieties they adored. The aesthetic was inspired by the legendary French estate of Chateau Haut Brion- located in Bordeaux. Cuttings for the Bordeaux varietals planted in their vineyard originated there. After much hard work and dedication, the Vincents bottled their first vintage in 2010, and five years later, debuted their stately Vincent Vineyards tasting room amidst 13.5 acres of estate wines”

“Their wine is 100 per cent estate grown and produced meaning they only use grapes grown right there on the property. All production occurs on the estate, too. Vincent Vineyards produces approximately 2,500 cases annually which qualifies them as a limited production winery.”

The Estate Tasting Room is open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

There is some new legislation on the horizon in California (AB 478) impacting the mandatory Service Charges now appearing on restaurant checks. Chef Andrew explains. Also, the classic patty melt is back in fashion on better restaurant menus. As a burger devotee Chef Andrew has his spatula at the ready.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part One
Segment Three: Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part Two
Segment Four: Bone Kettle in Pasadena with Partner Eric Tjahyadi Part One
Segment Five: Bone Kettle in Pasadena with Partner Eric Tjahyadi Part Two
Segment Six: Vincent Vineyards, Los Olivos, with Winemaker Zach Perron Part One
Segment Seven: Vincent Vineyards, Los Olivos, with Winemaker Zach Perron Part Two
Segment Eight: Chef Andrew Gruel, Co-Host and Proprietor of Calico Fish House, with “Ask the Chef”

Show 564, February 10, 2024: Journalist Farley Elliott, SF Gate, Southern California Bureau Chief Part One

Farley Elliott at the KLAA Studios

We’re delighted to welcome food journalist Farley Elliott back to the show. Farley Elliott is the new SoCal Bureau Chief for SFGATE. Previously, he was the Senior Editor for Eater Los Angeles, covering food and culture around LA, and his work has also appeared in print, film, and television. He’s also the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks, a book about the long, winding saga of street food in Los Angeles.

Farley joins us to chat about his new beat and provide a preview of what’s soon to come.Along the way he’ll discuss an unusual form of Street Art in Venice with a social message which has attracted national attention and his recent visit to greater Palm Springs where (among other activities) he interviewed Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger at their new restaurant, Alice B. located in Downtown Palm Springs.

Launched in 1994, SFGATE.com was one of the first large-market media sites in the world and served as the exclusive digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle for 19 years. The site, which was initially known as The Gate until officially becoming SFGATE in 1998, was co-founded by Allen Weiner and John Coate.”

“In 2013, the Chronicle launched a paywalled premium website, sfchronicle.com. Over the next six years, varying amounts of free and premium Chronicle content appeared on SFGATE, then in 2019, the Chronicle and SFGATE officially became two separately run entities with their own editorial staffs and independent newsrooms.”

Show 564, February 10, 2024: Journalist Farley Elliott, SF Gate, Southern California Bureau Chief Part Two

Farley Elliott at the KLAA Studios

We’re delighted to welcome food journalist Farley Elliott back to the show. Farley Elliott is the new SoCal Bureau Chief for SFGATE. Previously, he was the Senior Editor for Eater Los Angeles, covering food and culture around LA, and his work has also appeared in print, film, and television. He’s also the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks, a book about the long, winding saga of street food in Los Angeles.

Farley continues with us chatting about his expanded new beat and previewing editorial content in the pipeline. Along the way he fills us in on the sudden closing of Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton (weeks before their 100th Anniversary) and a reflagged (and renovated) resort in Indian Wells that’s now branded and themed with a men’s clothing line.

Launched in 1994, SFGATE.com was one of the first large-market media sites in the world and served as the exclusive digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle for 19 years. The site, which was initially known as The Gate until officially becoming SFGATE in 1998.”

“In 2013, the Chronicle launched a paywalled premium website, sfchronicle.com. Over the next six years, varying amounts of free and premium Chronicle content appeared on SFGATE, then in 2019, the Chronicle and SFGATE officially became two separately run entities with their own editorial staffs and independent newsrooms.”

Show 548, October 21, 2023: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, Culture OC Part One

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications.

Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Anne Marie will also be discussing her “Let’s Brunch” piece from the 2023 issue of Taste, her visit to the acclaimed Truly Pizza in Dana Point, a tribute to the late OC restaurant publicist, Patty Mitchell, and her observations on a recent familiarity tour of West Hollywood (hosted by Visit West Hollywood) highlighted by a visit to the renown (and steeped in music lore) Sunset Marquis. with a VIP property tour conducted by their long-time General Manager and official resident historian.

Show 548, October 21, 2023: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, Culture OC Part Two

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications.

Anne Marie continues with us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and preview her next column. Anne Marie will also be discussing her “Let’s Brunch” piece from the 2024 issue of Taste, her visit to the acclaimed Truly Pizza in Dana Point, a tribute to the late OC restaurant publicist, Patty Mitchell, and her observations on a recent familiarity tour of West Hollywood (hosted by Visit West Hollywood) highlighted by a visit to the renown (and steeped in music lore) Sunset Marquis. with a VIP property tour conducted by their long-time General Manager and resident historian.

Show 530, June 17, 2023: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

Anne Marie Panoringan is soon to be Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio for her regular bi-monthly visit to discuss her trip to Chicago to attend the James Beard Foundation Media Awards recognizing excellence in Books, Broadcast, Media and Journalism. This is the 2nd year that Anne Marie has had the distinct honor of participating as a judge. Also major restaurant news in South Orange County including the revival of a cherished Tiki Bar and a classy, full-service pizza restaurant helmed by accomplished pizzaiolos.

PUBlic Legacy (launched in late November of 2022) is a chef-driven dining experience focusing on elevated comfort food, hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines, and craft beer. The restaurant is situated in the Stadium Promenade center in Orange, in close proximity to the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, and Disneyland. PUBlic Legacy is the brainchild of partners Chef Gerry Kent and Chad Dickey, and serves as the duo’s legacy restaurant, a culmination of their shared experiences, passions and values. While the restaurant’s menu highlights comfort food-inspired offerings meant to appeal to a wide range of diners, Chef Kent prides himself in presenting food laden with only the finest in locally sourced ingredients to provide diners with thoughtful dishes that taste their absolute best.” Chef Gerry Kent takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

There is a lot more to the wines of Beaujolais than simply Beaujolais Nouveau. “96 per cent of Beaujolais wines are dedicated to the Gamay grape. Nestled between Burgundy to the North and Rhone to the South, Beaujolais’ rolling hills and plains form a wine-growing area of 14,500 hectares. The picturesque Beaujolais vineyards run across the Saone River, where winemakers have crafted deliciously supple and fruity wines since the days of ancient Rome. There are 12 Appellations in Beaujolais including ten crus. Josh Orr, MS, one of the USA’s newest Master Sommeliers, is our guide to the wines of Beaujolais.”

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in 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. When you use your Visa or MasterCard for payment at your favorite restaurant there are actually only a few firms that do the actual bank processing and the fees to the restaurant keep escalating. Some restaurants are now even adding on a credit card fee if plastic is used for payment. What’s going on? We’ll “Ask the Chef.”

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

June 17: Anne Marie Panoringan, PUBlic Legacy, Beaujolais with Josh Orr

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Anne Marie Panoringan , Award-Winning Food Journalist Part One
Segment Three: Anne Marie Panoringan , Award-Winning Food Journalist Part Two
Segment Four: Proprietor & Executive Chef Gerry Kent, PUBlic Legacy, Stadium Promenade, Orange Part One
Segment Five: Proprietor & Executive Chef Gerry Kent, PUBlic Legacy, Stadium Promenade, Orange Part Two
Segment Six: Beaujolais Nouvelle Generation with Master Sommelier Josh Orr Part One
Segment Seven: Beaujolais Nouvelle Generation with Master Sommelier Josh Orr Part Two
Segment Eight: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio for her regular bi-monthly visit to discuss her trip to Chicago to attend the James Beard Foundation Media Awards recognizing excellence in Books, Broadcast, Media and Journalism. This is the 2nd year that Anne Marie has had the distinct honor of participating as a judge. Also an update on Chef Amar Santa’s (Vaca and Broadway by Amar Santana) participation as a Cheftestant in Season 20 of Bravo’s Top Chef : World All-Stars and major restaurant news in South Orange County.

“PUBlic Legacy (launched in late November of 2022) is a chef-driven dining experience focusing on elevated comfort food, hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines, and craft beer. The restaurant is situated in the Stadium Promenade center in Orange, in close proximity to the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, and Disneyland. PUBlic Legacy is the brainchild of partners Chef Gerry Kent and Chad Dickey, and serves as the duo’s legacy restaurant, a culmination of their shared experiences, passions and values. While the restaurant’s menu highlights comfort food-inspired offerings meant to appeal to a wide range of diners, Chef Kent prides himself in presenting food laden with only the finest in locally sourced ingredients to provide diners with thoughtful dishes that taste their absolute best.” Chef Gerry Kent takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

There is a lot more to the wines of Beaujolais than simply Beaujolais Nouveau. “96 per cent of Beaujolais wines are dedicated to the Gamay grape. Nestled between Burgundy to the North and Rhone to the South, Beaujolais’ rolling hills and plains form a wine-growing area of 14,500 hectares. The picturesque Beaujolais vineyards run across the Saone River, where winemakers have crafted deliciously supple and fruity wines since the days of ancient Rome. There are 12 Appellations in Beaujolais including ten crus.Josh Orr, MS, one of the USA’s newest Master Sommeliers, is our guide to the wines of Beaujolais.”

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in 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. When you use your Visa or MasterCard for payment at your favorite restaurant there are actually only a few firms that do the bank processing and the fees to the restaurant keep escalating. Some restaurants are now even adding on a credit card fee if plastic is used for payment. What’s going on? We’ll “Ask the Chef.” Chef Andrew will also tell us about California Black Gill Rock Cod. It’s delicious and local…

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

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is now Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist and other well-respected publications.

Anne Marie joins us in-studio for her regular bi-monthly visit to discuss her recent trip to Chicago to attend the James Beard Foundation Media Awards recognizing excellence in Books, Broadcast, Media and Journalism. This is the 2nd year that Anne Marie has had the distinct honor of participating as a judge.

Along the way Anne did some Chicago dining and met Chef Genie Kwon of Kasama (Food & Wine Best Chefs of 2022.) We’ll hear about it bite by delightful bite…

Anne Marie will also discuss Orange County restaurant news of note. First an update on the outcome of Chef Amar Santana’s (Vaca and Broadway by Amar Santana) participation as a high profile Cheftestant in Season 20 of Bravo’s Top Chef: World All-Stars and major restaurant news in South Orange County including Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach and the launch of the long-anticipated Truly Pizza in Dana Point helmed by acclaimed pizzaiolos.

Gerry Kent of Public Legacy

PUBlic Legacy (launched in late November of 2022) is a chef-driven dining experience focusing on elevated comfort food, hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines, and craft beer. The restaurant is situated in the Stadium Promenade center in Orange, in close proximity to the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, and Disneyland. PUBlic Legacy is the brainchild of partners Chef Gerry Kent and Chad Dickey, and serves as the duo’s legacy restaurant, a culmination of their shared experiences, passions and values.”

“While the restaurant’s menu highlights comfort food-inspired offerings meant to appeal to a wide range of diners, Chef Kent prides himself in presenting food laden with only the finest in locally sourced ingredients to provide diners with thoughtful dishes that taste their absolute best.”

“My menu plays into the diners’ moods, feelings, and even their lifestyle choices,” commented Chef Kent, who has taken great care to offer vegan and vegetarian lifestyles with enticing menu selections. “We offer a vegan version of our Mac & Cheese, which features a house-made cheese sauce with cashews, nutritional yeast and a touch of curry – and it’s every bit as craveable in our mac-n-cheese as its dairy counterpart.”

“To accommodate Orange County locals, as well as the many visitors who travel to the area, PUBlic Legacy offers a daily Brunch until 2:00 p.m. with a unique take on classic breakfast favorites, including a Benny with house-cured pork belly and charred tomato on house-baked toast finished with egg and Hollandaise. Chef Kent offers a vegan version of his take on the classic, which is every bit as exciting, with mixed vegetables, “egg” and charred tomato over sourdough toast finished with “Holladaise.””

Chef Gerry Kent takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

Josh Orr, MS

There is a lot more to the wines of Beaujolais than simply Beaujolais Nouveau. 96 per cent of Beaujolais wines are dedicated to the Gamay grape.

“Nestled between Burgundy to the North and Rhone to the South, Beaujolais’ rolling hills and plains form a wine-growing area of 14,500 hectares. The picturesque Beaujolais vineyards run across the Saone River, where winemakers have crafted deliciously supple and fruity wines since the days of ancient Rome.”

“Beaujolais is made up of 12 appellations : Beaujolais (red, white and rose), Beaujolais Villages (red , white and rose), and 10 Beaujolais Crus (Brouilly, Cote de Brouilly, Regnie, Morgon, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Moulin-a-Vent, Chenas, Julienas and Saint-Amour).”

“Bringing together a small community of over 2,000 winegrowers, the region has an average annual production of 80 million bottles, of which 36 per cent is sold to export to over 150 countries.”

Josh Orr, MS, one of the USA’s newest Master Sommeliers is our guide to the wines of Beaujolais. Josh recently presented and moderated an impressive panel of Beaujolais winemakers in Los Angeles at the Beaujolais Nouvelle Generation “Meet the Makers” tasting. He spent time in France during his early sommelier career followed by top sommelier positions in Las Vegas.

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the recently launched, 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.

When you use your Visa or MasterCard for payment at your favorite restaurant there are actually only a few firms that do the bank processing and the fees to the restaurant keep escalating. Some restaurants are now even adding on a credit card fee if plastic is used for payment. What’s going on? We’ll “Ask the Chef.” Chef Andrew will also tell us about California Black Gill Rock Cod. It’s incredibly delicious and local…

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Anne Marie Panoringan , Award-Winning Food Journalist Part One
Segment Three: Anne Marie Panoringan , Award-Winning Food Journalist Part Two
Segment Four: Proprietor & Executive Chef Gerry Kent, PUBlic Legacy, Stadium Promenade, Orange Part One
Segment Five: Proprietor & Executive Chef Gerry Kent, PUBlic Legacy, Stadium Promenade, Orange Part Two
Segment Six: Beaujolais Nouvelle Generation with Master Sommelier Josh Orr Part One
Segment Seven: Beaujolais Nouvelle Generation with Master Sommelier Josh Orr Part Two
Segment Eight: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”