Show 266, March 24, 2018: Chef Tal Ronnen, Crossroads Kitchen and Co-Founder, Kite Hill

Tal Ronnen of Crossroads KitchenWe know Chef Tal Ronnen locally as the Executive Chef at the plant-based Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood. He is also the co-founder of Kite Hill.

“Kite Hill makes the very best tasting alternative dairy products with the simplest ingredients using traditional methods.” “We began with a vision for a plant-based food that would have all the qualities we relish in the best artisan dairy cheeses.”

“We are the first and only company to create plant-based food using time honored techniques. We’ve figured out how to make buttery fresh ricotta, aged nut milk delicacies, creamy almond milk yogurt, cream cheese-style spreads, fantastic entrées and more — all out of fresh nut milk.”

“We think carefully about everything we put in our products. Each of our products comes from artisan almond milk cultured using traditional cheese making methods. We source non-GMO almonds from the San Joaquin Valley and do not use any artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners in our products.”

Chef Tal pops out of his busy kitchen to join us.


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.