Show 584, June 29, 2024: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

“The Michelin recognized, Family-owned Les Petites Canailles in Paso Robles is a French farm-to-table Bistro specializing in local Central Coast California ingredients. The food is sophisticated and modern served within a lively, casual atmosphere. The proprietors (Husband and Wife Team of Julien and Courtney Asseo) like to refer to themselves as the Winemaker’s son & the Butcher’s daughter… Courtney and Julien previously always loved hosting people at their prior house in Las Vegas for whole pig BBQs or paella. Entertaining and hospitality is part of their souls. While they often visited Paso Robles to spend time with Julien’s family, they always dreamed of someday leaving Vegas and opening their own restaurant in Paso Robles. For years people didn’t question whether or not they would ever do it, but it was a matter of when. Paso Robles is now their home with Les Petites Canailles. Les Petites Canailles translates to English as “the little rascals,” which represents their 3 children, Margaux, Maddox, and Phoenix.” Chef Julien Asseo takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

Watertable, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year as a destination restaurant under the culinary direction of original Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn, is the signature restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. “Watertable celebrates the union of rustic and refined, old and new – in both design and cuisine. The menu features seasonal, regional grill-centric American fare, paired with a distinguished selection of vintage world-class wines. Watertable’s beverage program also includes craft brews, hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, craft and naturally infused waters, in a unique nod to its name.” Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn takes a break from his busy kitchen to be with us along with Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach’s General Manager, Jon Benson.

Anne Marie Panoringan is 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, TASTE and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her work as Food Columnist for Culture OC and discuss her current columns. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her recent visit to Chicago to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards and also support the Nomination for Outstanding Wine & Other Beverages Program for Strong Water in Anaheim. She will also chat about experiencing Chef – Partner Riley Huddleston’s new menu at the Mayor’s Table at Lido House, an Autograph Collection resort, in Newport Beach.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. We’re had a listener inquiry regarding Butterfish. The name alone suggests deliciousness. What other names is it known by ? What is the best way to cook it? Chef Andrew has the answers. Also on the menu are a few genuinely useful tips for 4th of July cooking.

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

Show 584, June 29, 2024: Watertable Food & Drink at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort

Manfred Lassahn of Watertable at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Watertable, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year under the culinary direction of original Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn, is the signature restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. “Watertable celebrates the union of rustic and refined, old and new – in both design and cuisine. Watertable serves both Breakfast and Dinner.” The Bar has a separate Spanish-focused menu (think Acorn Fed Iberico) where guests can also order any of the menu items served in the Dining Room.

“The menu features seasonal, regional grill-centric American fare, paired with a distinguished selection of vintage world-class wines. Watertable’s beverage program also includes craft brews, hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, craft and naturally infused waters, in a unique nod to its name.”

“Chef Manfred’s inspiration stems from his family heritage as a first-generation American of German descent, valuing seasonality and preserving flavors year-round. He likes to incorporate innovative ideas while honoring timeless culinary essence. Chef Manfred embraces both new and resurfacing trends.”

“For the last decade The Team at Watertable has been committed to operating ethically and responsibly, striving to more positively impact their beach communities and the environment.”

Executive Chef Manfred takes a break from his busy kitchen to be with us along with Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach’s General Manager, Jon Benson who was on Watertable’s opening team ten years ago as Food & Beverage Director and is now back from Hawaii as the property’s Hotel General Manager.

June 29: Les Petites Canailles, Watertable at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Anne Marie Panoringan

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segments Two and Three: Chef / Proprietor Julien Asseo of Les Petites Canailles, Paso Robles
Segments Four and Five: Watertable Food & Drink at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort
Segments Six and Seven: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, CultureOC.org
Segment Eight: Co-Host Chef Andrew Gruel of Calico Fish House with “Ask the Chef”

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

“The Michelin recognized, Family-owned Les Petites Canailles in Paso Robles is a French farm-to-table Bistro specializing in local Central Coast California ingredients. The food is sophisticated and modern served within a lively, casual atmosphere. The proprietors (Husband and Wife Team of Julien and Courtney Asseo) like to refer to themselves as the Winemaker’s son & the Butcher’s daughter… Courtney and Julien previously always loved hosting people at their house in Las Vegas for whole pig BBQs or paella. Entertaining and hospitality is part of their souls. While they often visited Paso Robles to spend time with Julien’s family, they always dreamed of someday leaving Vegas and opening their own restaurant in Paso Robles. For years people didn’t question whether or not they would ever do it, but it was a matter of when. Paso Robles is now their home with Les Petites Canailles. Les Petites Canailles translates to English as “the little rascals,” which represents their 3 children, Margaux, Maddox, and Phoenix.” Chef Julien Asseo takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

Watertable, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year under the culinary direction of original Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn, is the signature restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. “Watertable celebrates the union of rustic and refined, old and new – in both design and cuisine. The menu features seasonal, regional grill-centric American fare, paired with a distinguished selection of vintage world-class wines. Watertable’s beverage program also includes craft brews, hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, craft and naturally infused waters, in a unique nod to its name.” Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn takes a break from his busy kitchen to be with us along with Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach’s General Manager, Jon Benson.

Anne Marie Panoringan is 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, TASTE and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her work as Food Columnist for Culture OC and discuss her current columns. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her recent visit to Chicago to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards and also support the Nomination for Outstanding Wine & Other Beverages Program for Strong Water in Anaheim. She will also chat about experiencing Chef – Partner Riley Huddleston’s new menu at the Mayor’s Table at Lido House, an Autograph Collection resort, in Newport Beach.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries. We’re had a listener inquiry regarding Butterfish. The name alone suggests deliciousness. What other names is it known by? What is the best way to cook it. Chef Andrew has the answers.

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

Julien Asseo of Les Petites Canailles

The Michelin recognized, Family-owned Les Petites Canailles in Paso Robles “is a French farm-to-table Bistro specializing in local Central Coast California ingredients. The food is sophisticated and modern served within a lively, casual atmosphere.”

The proprietors (Husband and Wife Team of Julien and Courtney Asseo) like to refer to themselves as the Winemaker’s son & the Butcher’s daughter…

“Chef Julian Asseo was born in Libourne, a small town in the southwest of France. He grew up in the vineyard of his parents until he was 10 years old before moving to Paso Robles, with his family. His father became one of the greatest pioneers of winemaking in the area, with his winery L’Aventure. At 16 he decided to move back to France to follow his culinary school education at the Lycee Hotelier de Gascogne near Bordeaux. After finishing culinary school he moved to Paris to work at La Fontaine de Mars as a commis, then chef de partie.”

“Courtney Asseo was born and raised in the foothills of North Carolina. Her family owns Mays Meat Processing in Taylorsville, NC. It’s one of the last, family- owned slaughterhouses and butcher shops in the southeast. In her younger days, she wanted to be an actress. She studied film acting at the New York Film Academy in NYC, and later graduated from UNLV in Theatre Studies. Being in that industry wasn’t easy, and she worked many restaurant and bar jobs. She may not have chosen the hospitality industry in the beginning, but it ended up choosing her, and she wouldn’t have it any other way”.

“After a couple years of working in Paris, Julien decided to move back to California where he was a pastry chef at a restaurant in L.A. This restaurant did not stay open long enough to name it in this biography, but it is where he met the love of his life, a charming Southern girl from North Carolina, named Courtney. She worked as a server at the restaurant with Julien for several months until it closed. He charmed her with his big blue eyes, accent, and many samples of gelato. After it closed, Julien got an offer to work for Rick Moonen in Las Vegas.”

“Julien and Courtney moved to Vegas in 2008 and the rest was history. They both excelled in the hospitality and culinary world. Julien worked for Joel Robuchon for 4 years as a sous chef, until he made his way to Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace. Courtney worked behind the bar at Todd English and later took over as bar manager of DB Brasserie, by Daniel Boulud. While Julien made his way up to Executive Chef of Guy Savoy, Courtney made 2 babies and a home for them in Las Vegas.”

“Courtney and Julien always loved hosting people at their house for whole pig BBQs or paella. Entertaining and hospitality is part of their souls. While they often visited Paso Robles to spend time with Julien’s family, they always dreamed of someday leaving Vegas and opening their own restaurant in Paso Robles. For years people didn’t question whether or not they would ever do it, but it was a matter of when.”

“Paso Robles is now their home with Les Petites Canailles. Les Petites Canailles translates to English as “the little rascals,” which represents their 3 children, Margaux, Maddox, and Phoenix.”

Chef Julien Asseo takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.

Manfred Lassahn of Watertable at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Watertable, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year under the culinary direction of original Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn, is the signature restaurant located at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. “Watertable celebrates the union of rustic and refined, old and new – in both design and cuisine. Watertable serves both Breakfast and Dinner.”

“The menu features seasonal, regional grill-centric American fare, paired with a distinguished selection of vintage world-class wines. Watertable’s beverage program also includes craft brews, hand-crafted artisanal cocktails, craft and naturally infused waters, in a unique nod to its name.”

“Chef Manfred’s inspiration stems from his family heritage as a first-generation American of German descent, valuing seasonality and preserving flavors year-round. He likes to incorporate innovative ideas while honoring timeless culinary essence. Chef Manfred embraces both new and resurfacing trends.”

“For the last decade The Team at Watertable has been committed to operating ethically and responsibly, striving to more positively impact their beach communities and the environment.”

Executive Chef Manfred takes a break from his busy kitchen to be with us along with Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach’s General Manager, Jon Benson.

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is 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, TASTE and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her writings as Food Columnist for Culture OC and discuss her current columns.

Along the way Anne Marie will highlight her recent visit to Chicago to attend the James Beard Foundation Awards and also support the Nomination for Outstanding Wine & Other Beverages Program for Strong Water in Anaheim. She will also chat about experiencing Chef – Partner Riley Huddleston’s new menu at the Mayor’s Table at Lido House, an Autograph Collection resort, in Newport Beach.

As we resume the conversation with Anne Marie she will now chat about her upcoming piece for South Coast Plaza’s TASTE magazine which will be out in early October as an insert in Los Angeles Magazine (October issue) as well as available in digital format. Also Anne Marie will highlight her current column on CultureOC previewing the restaurants that will soon be coming to John Wayne Orange County Airport. Three Cheers for the pending arrival of Chaupain Bakery!

Andy Harris and Andrew Gruel at Cabana 14 at the Cove at Pechanga Resort and Casino

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef segment where he responds to listeners’ thoughtful inquiries.

We’re had a listener inquiry regarding Butterfish. The name alone suggests deliciousness. What other names is it known by? What is the best way to cook it. Chef Andrew, a noted seafood authority, unhooks all the answers.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segments Two and Three: Chef / Proprietor Julien Asseo of Les Petites Canailles, Paso Robles
Segments Four and Five: Watertable Food & Drink at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort
Segments Six and Seven: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Columnist, CultureOC.org
Segment Eight: Co-Host Chef Andrew Gruel of Calico Fish House with “Ask the Chef”

Show 575, April 27, 2024: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

Anne Marie Panoringan is 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, TASTE 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 discuss her current columns. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight a fast-growing female-owned artisan bread bakery started in a garage in Laguna Beach, the new Bar Becky in Long Beach and the 10th Anniversary of Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn.

Amar Santana, a Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) alum, serves as the Executive Chef and owner at Broadway By Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, and Vaca in Costa Mesa, California adjacent to South Coast Plaza. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the US at 13 and began his culinary career at 16. He has been mentored by some of the world’s most renowned chefs, including Charlie Palmer, who helped him develop his skills of expressing his passion through food. By combining flavors and culinary traditions from all over the world, Amar provides a truly unforgettable gastronomical experience. Chef Amar was the runner-up on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 13 in California and has also competed internationally for the Korean culinary series “Korean Food Battle,” finishing as a finalist.” Amar has also appeared as a judge on more recent seasons of “Top Chef.” For “Top Chef” Season 21 in Wisconsin Amar cameos in one of episode and also appears in “Top Chef: The Dish with Kish” a new behind-the-scenes weekly Bravo commentary series recapping each episode with new host Kristen Kish. Chef Amar Santana is our guest.

It’s that time of the year where we eagerly break bread with Legends Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe to chat about what’s new in salivating food and beverage options at Angel Stadium. This year there are new Casa Modelo stands serving Birria and Veggie Quesadillas. The always popular Brewery X has a host of new menu items. A fresh dessert item that’s already attracting a lot of attention is the crave-worthy Walk Off Waffles (Section 232) featuring decadent Strawberries & Cream Waffles and S’mores Waffles. Chef Dennis Radcliffe takes a break from his busy kitchens to join us along with Pastry Chef L.A. Tracy.

“Las Vegas’ The Feast of Friends is encoring the wildly popular Vegas Unstripped food festival this spring, with a notable new home. This year, the event takes place from 7-10:00 p.m. on Saturday May 18 at the Palms Casino Resort on the Resort Pool Deck conveniently located just off The Strip. Thirty of the city’s most acclaimed and creative chefs will be brought together to present one-night-only original dishes, accompanied by cocktails from many of the city’s best bars, live local entertainers, art activations and more. Tickets are available via TicketSpice. Price has remained at $150 plus fees (and the fees have gone down!). Attendees must be 21+.” Founder and Event Producer Eric Gladstone joins us with all the enticing details. Producer Eric has a very special discount offer for our listeners.

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

Show 575, April 27, 2024: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Writer, CultureOC.org

Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Anne Marie Panoringan is 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, TASTE 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 discuss her current columns.

Along the way Anne Marie will highlight a fast-growing female-owned artisan bread bakery started in a garage in Laguna Beach, the new Bar Becky in Long Beach and the 10th Anniversary of Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach under the culinary direction of long-time Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn.

Then as we resume the conversation with Anne Marie she will now chat about her recommended dining options around Angel Stadium and Honda Center. (This is the subject of her current column for CultureOC.org.)

April 27: Anne Marie Panoringan, Amar Santana, Angels Baseball Ballpark Food, Vegas Unstripped

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two and Three: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Writer, CultureOC.org
Segment Four and Five: Amar Santana, Executive Chef and Proprietor, Vaca at Soth Coast Plaza and Broadway by Amar Santana, Laguna Beach
Segment Six and Seven: Dennis Radcliffe, Executive Chef at Angel Stadium for Legends Hospitality
Segment Eight: Vegas Unstripped at Palms Casino Resort with Founder Eric Gladstone

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

Anne Marie Panoringan is 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, TASTE 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 discuss her current columns. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight a fast-growing female-owned artisan bread bakery started in a garage in Laguna Beach, the new Bar Becky in Long Beach and the 10th Anniversary of Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn.

“Amar Santana, a Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) alum, serves as the Executive Chef and owner at Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, and Vaca in Costa Mesa, California adjacent to South Coast Plaza. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the US at 13 and began his culinary career at 16. He has been mentored by some of the world’s most renowned chefs, including Charlie Palmer, who helped him develop his skills of expressing his passion through food. By combining flavors and culinary traditions from all over the world, Amar provides a truly unforgettable gastronomical experience. Chef Amar was the runner-up on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 13 in California and has also competed internationally for the Korean culinary series “Korean Food Battle,” finishing as a finalist.” Amar has also appeared as a judge on more recent seasons of “Top Chef.” For “Top Chef” Season 21 in Wisconsin Amar cameos in a pair of episodes and also in “Top Chef : The Dish with Kish” a new weekly Bravo commentary series recapping each episode with host Kristen Kish. Chef Amar Santana is our guest.

It’s that time of the year where we eagerly break bread with Legends Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe to chat about what’s new in salivating food and beverage options at Angel Stadium. This year there are new Casa Modelo stands serving Birria and Veggie Quesadillas. The always popular Brewery X has a host of new menu items. A new dessert item that’s already attracting a lot of attention is the crave-worthy Walk Off Waffles (Section 232) featuring decadent Strawberries & Cream Waffles and S’mores Waffles. Chef Dennis Radcliffe takes a break from his busy kitchens to join us along with Pastry Chef Tracy.

“Las Vegas’ The Feast of Friends is encoring the wildly popular Vegas Unstripped food festival this spring, with a notable new home. This year, the event takes place from 7-10:00 p.m. on Saturday May 18at the Palms Casino Resort on the Resort Pool Deck conveniently located just off The Strip. Thirty of the city’s most acclaimed and creative chefs will be brought together to present one-night-only original dishes, accompanied by cocktails from many of the city’s best bars, live local entertainers, art activations and more. Tickets are available via Vegas Unstripped. Price has remained at $150 plus fees (and the fees have gone down!). Attendees must be 21+.” Founder and Event Producer Eric Gladstonej oins us with all the enticing details.

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 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, TASTE 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 discuss her current columns.

Along the way Anne Marie will highlight a fast-growing female-owned artisan bread bakery started in a garage in Laguna Beach, the new Bar Becky in Long Beach and the 10th Anniversary of Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach under the culinary direction of long-time Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn.

Then as we resume the conversation with Anne Marie she will now chat about her recommended dining options around Angel Stadium and Honda Center.

Amar Santana at the Finale of Top Chef

Amar Santana, a Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) alum, serves as the Executive Chef and owner at Broadway By Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, and Vaca in Costa Mesa, California adjacent to South Coast Plaza. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the US at 13 and began his culinary career at 16. He has been mentored by some of the world’s most renowned chefs, including Charlie Palmer, who helped him develop his skills of expressing his passion through food. By combining flavors and culinary traditions from all over the world, Amar provides a truly unforgettable gastronomical experience.”

“Chef Amar was the runner-up on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 13 in California and has also competed internationally for the Korean culinary series “Korean Food Battle,” finishing as a finalist.” Amar has also appeared as a judge on more recent seasons of “Top Chef.” For “Top Chef” Season 21 in Wisconsin Amar cameos in a pair of episodes and also in “Top Chef: The Dish with Kish” a new weekly Bravo commentary series recapping each episode with host Kristen Kish.

Chef Amar is our guest.

Dennis Radcliffe of Legends Hospitality

It’s that time of the year where we eagerly break bread with Legends Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe to chat about what’s new in salivating food and beverage options at Angel Stadium.

This year there are newly created Casa Modelo stands serving Birria and Veggie Quesadillas. Ther always popular Brewery X has a host of new menu items. A new dessert item that’s already attracting a lot of deserved attention is Walk Off Waffles (Section 232) featuring decadent Strawberries & Cream Waffles and S’mores Waffles.

Chef Dennis Radcliffe takes a break from his busy kitchens to join us along with Pastry Chef Tracy.

Eric Gladstone of Feast of Friends

“Las Vegas’ The Feast of Friends is encoring the wildly popular Vegas Unstripped food festival this spring, with a notable new home. This year, the event takes place from 7-10:00 p.m. on Saturday May 18 at the Palms Casino Resort on the Resort Pool Deck conveniently located just off The Strip. Thirty of the city’s most acclaimed and creative chefs will be brought together to present one-night-only original dishes, accompanied by cocktails from many of the city’s best bars, live local entertainers, art activations and more.”

“Tickets are available via TicketSpice. Price has remained at $150 plus fees (and the fees have gone down!). Attendees must be 21+.”

Ex-Pat Southern California Chefs participating who now reside in Las Vegas include James Trees of Esther’s Kitchen and Bruce Kalman of SoulBelly BBQ.

“Vegas Unstripped is Las Vegas’ only festival by chefs, about chefs, and for the Vegas community. Participating chefs represent the cutting edge of independent talent in Las Vegas, and are challenged to create unique dishes for the night reflecting their culinary passions. The evening is augmented by beverages from Las Vegas’ best local bars, local musicians, local art and more. Created in 2018 as a reaction to the Strip-focused Vegas Uncork’d event (now defunct), Vegas Unstripped initially only invited chefs working off-Strip but now welcomes Vegas chefs regardless of where they cook, offering open submissions. All necessary expenses of the independent chef / restaurateur are covered by event revenue to the extent possible, with net proceeds going to underserved local charities. To date, Vegas Uncorked has donated nearly $30,000.”

Founder and Event Producer Eric Gladstone joins us with all the enticing details.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two and Three: Anne Marie Panoringan, Food Writer, CultureOC.org
Segment Four and Five: Amar Santana, Executive Chef and Proprietor, Vaca at Soth Coast Plaza and Broadway by Amar Santana, Laguna Beach
Segment Six and Seven: Dennis Radcliffe, Executive Chef at Angel Stadium for Legends Hospitality
Segment Eight: Vegas Unstripped at Palms Casino Resort with Founder Eric Gladstone

Show 124, May 30, 2015: Anne Marie Panoringan, OC Weekly

Anne Marie PanoringanAnne Marie Panoringan is one of the highly readable food writers for OC Weekly. She has earned the respect of her peers. Her signature pieces are nuanced chef interviews and coverage of the emerging Long Beach restaurant scene. She is always out there doing her research…

Her newest “On the Line” chef interview feature is of Manfred Lassahn of Watertable in Huntington Beach.

Anne Marie just returned from Portland, a new foodie paradise. She will share some of her dining adventures there including eating (multiple times) at the most famous food cart in Portland!

That would be Nong Khao Man Gai which has expanded to two food carts and one bricks -and-mortar location. They even provide their guests with a postcard with instructions for enjoying their signature dish. Of course there is a story…

She also visited Imperial where Bravo’s “Top Chef” alum Doug Adams (Season 12) is the Chef de Cuisine. Chef Adams spent time at Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok which is legendary for Thai in Portland. How about his Smoked Steelhead Trout Hash as a Special?