Show 526, May 20, 2023: Co-Host and 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 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.

Inspired by a recent column (Golden Years) by Steve Lopez in the Sunday Los Angeles Times (May 6th) we’ll take a look at “Early Bird Dining” where meals are priced at a discount. Once very popular it now seems on the verge of perhaps disappearing. Has a jazzed up “Happy Hour” possibly replaced it? Back at his (now closed) Raw Bar by Slapfish (pre-pandemic) Chef Andrew offered a “Beat the Clock” and a later “Roll Back the Clock” (8:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.) special pricing promotion. Has “Happy Hour” really replaced it? We’ll “Ask the Chef.”