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Today we're highlighting the most important meal of the day -- breakfast. Lesley Barger Suter is here to tell us about some exciting new breakfast menus as well as some timeless LA classics. Jonathan Gold gives us a pancake round-up and Lindsay William-Ross of LAist offers some pointers for dining out in the San Fernando Valley. LACMA Curator Britt Salveson defines what a Tim Burton Pie might look like. Deep End Diner Eddie Lin takes us into the kitchen at Cecconi's for a lesson in extracting squid ink and Julian Cribb offers some pointers on combating a food crisis.

Banner image: Brandon Martin-Anderson

One Good Dish

David Tanis

Gillian Ferguson
Laryl Garcia
Candace Moyer
Harriet Ells

Guest Interview Jonathan Gold's Favorite Pancakes

Jonathan Gold discusses the recent pancake breakfast organized by the LA Weekly. All of Jonathan's pancakes suggestions are below:

1414 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica
Crispy Potato Pancakes

Kobawoo House
698 S Vermont Ave
Haemul Paejon (seafood pancakes)

Xoia Vietnamese Eats
1801 W Sunset Blvd
Bahn zeo (a turmeric scented crepe served with pork)

7360 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles
Corn pancakes with arugula and burrata

127 East 9th St
Downtown LA
Pancakes with Lemon Sabayon and Maldon Salt

6333 West 3rd St
Los Angeles
Classic Pancake

Original Pancake House
1756 South Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach
Apple Pancakes

Salt's Cure
7494 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles
Oatmeal Pancakes

Square One
4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles
Bacon Caramel Pancakes

Guest Interview What Happens When Tim Burton Meets Pie

Britt Salveson is the curator of the Tim Burton exhibition at LACMA. Salveson explains what a Tim Burton Pie might look like.

Do you have an idea about what a Tim Burton pie should look like? To enter your pie in the Third Annual Good Food Pie Contest click here. Deadline to enter is Monday, September 12.

Music break: Harbour Lights by the String-a-Longs

Guest Interview 30th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Santa Monica Farmers Market, we asked a handful of farmers to introduce themselves today on the show. Next time you are at the market, introduce yourself and tell your farmers how much you appreciate their hard work!

Details on the Good Food Festival events surrounding the 30th anniversary of the Farmers Market are here.

The farmers that we interviewed are:

Alex Weiser, Weiser Farms

Vilma Causey, Briar Patch Farm

John Tenerelli, Tenerelli Orchards

Bob Polito, Polito Family Farms

Barbara Spencer, Windrose Farm

Nate Peitso, Maggie’s Farm

Ed Munak, Munak Ranch

Truman Kennedy, Kennedy Farms

Troy Regier, Regier Farm

Harry Nicholas

Ron Cornelson, Honeycrisp

Harry Starus, Harry’s Sprouttime

Arturo Reyes, McGrath Family Farms


Music break: Grigiopela by Gianfranco Plenizio

Guest Interview Combating a Global Famine

Julian Cribb is the author of The Coming Famine: The Coming Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It

Music break: Desert Love by the Bandana Splits

The Coming Famine

Julian Cribb

Guest Interview A How-To Guide to Extracting Squid Ink

Deep End Diner Eddie Lin goes to Cecconi's in West Hollywood for a lesson in extracting squid ink.

Music break: Lapin Lapin by Barbara Carlotti


Guest Interview The Best Breakfast Spots in LA
Lesley Barger Suter is the Dine Editor of Los Angeles Magazine

. Her favorite breakfast picks are:




7360 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles

Brunch highlights

: Blue Corn Muffins, Pulled Pork Tamal with a Fried Egg, Maize Cake with Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche, any cocktail


Pann's Diner


6710 LaTijera Blvd

Los Angeles

Breakfast highlights

: Biscuits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Catfish and Eggs




Brentwood Country Mart

Santa Monica


: Any Pastry, Granola Bars, Coffee, Scones, Coddled Eggs


India Sweets & Spices


9409 Venice Blvd

Los Angeles


: Any Combo Plate


Zaatar Factory


2909 N Glenoaks Blvd


Best dish

: Khachapuri


Huge Tree Pastry


423 Atlatic Blvd, Ste 106

Monterey Park

Soy Milk, Yu Tiao


You can find all 20 of Lesley's picks in the September issue of Los Angeles Magazine.
Guest Interview Market Report

Akasha Richmond, chef/owner of Akasha Restaurant in Culver City is excited about the late-season plums at Kennedy Farms. Akasha makes a press-in tart crust with Fat Uncle Farms' almonds, flour, egg, butter and sugar and then lays the plums on top and allows the juice to permeate the crust.

Truman and Betty Kennedy are the co-owners of Kennedy Farms in Reedley, California. They have the largest display of dried fruit at the market and also have a delicious crop of fresh plums this time of year. Truman loves the Rosemary Plum, an old variety, but he also like the Angeleno.

Richmond and the Kennedy's are teaming up for the upcoming Localicious Gala on Friday September 16 at the Annenerg Community Beach House. The Gala is part of the Good Food Festival celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Farmers Market. To buy tickets to the event click here.

Guest Interview Where to Eat in the San Fernando Valley

Lindsay William-Ross is the Editor in Chief at LAist. Her restaurant suggestions for dining in the San Fernando Valley are:

Black Market
11915 Ventura Blvd
Studio City
Recommended: Mussels, Deep Fried Fluffer - Nutter, Cocktails
Firenze Osteria
4212 Lankershim Blvd
Toluca Lake
Recommended: Lamb with Braised Pistachios, Gnocchi, Wine
11616 Ventura Blvd
Studio City
Recommended: Beer and Pretzel Dessert with White Allagash Sorbet

Laurel Tavern
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City
Recommended: Burger
The Local Peasant
14058 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks
Recommended: Burger
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
Recommended: Beer
Vicious Dogs
5231 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
Recommended: Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa, Chicago Dog, Veggie Dog, Onion Rings

Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog
5166 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
Recommended: Signature House Hotdog, Sweet Potato Fries


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