Show 285, August 11, 2018: Farley Elliott, Senior Editor, Eater LA Part One

Farley ElliottFood journalist Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor for Eater LA He contributes six pieces a day, five days a week to this very widely read on-line magazine and newsletter. He also graciously responds to readers’ feedback.

Farley is part of an upcoming panel, PR Bootcamp for Restaurants : In Memory of Fifi Chao” that will a program at the upcoming Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo on August 19th at the L.A. Convention Center. We’ll chat about the panel and the latest news of the L.A. dining scene with Farley.


Show 27, May 4, 2013: Fifi Chao, the restaurant writer for the Orange County Business Journal Continued…

Fifi Chao of the Orange County Business JournalWhen inspiration strikes Fifi and Patrick escort their Chao’s Dinesty guests on very special international tours with a food theme. It’s always a small group to insure the comfort of the guests.

From October 14th to 29th they are conducting a VIP China tour including a visit to Shanghai where Patrick was born. There is perhaps space for one more couple…

Along the way in China the fortunate participants will have private access to a hidden part of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Tour guests will walk the Great Wall, visit Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors museum, go to the city of Wuxi via high-speed train, sail the Yangtze for three days on a brand-new ship, and experience the allure of Patrick’s hometown of Shanghai.


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…