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Roy Choi discusses his new chef-driven fast food concept, Maxwell Leer tells us what to expect from a “wine rave” is and we hear about the aftermath of the Napa earthquake.
Loco’l: Roy Choi’s Healthy Fast Food Concept 9 MIN, 34 SEC

The big news at this year’s MAD Conference, an annual gathering Jonathan Gold refers to as the Woodstock for chefs, came from California chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson. They will launch Loco’l in 2015, a chef-driven fast food chain aimed at bringing higher quality food to underserved communities. The first outpost is set to open in the Tenderloin district in San Francisco early next year.

Armenian Sandwiches and Mint Ice Cream in NE Pasadena 7 MIN, 16 SEC

Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the Los Angeles Times. This week he talks about a strip of restaurants and shops around Washington Square in Northeast Pasadena.

He talks about Garni, Torino, Aladdin Nut House, Carmela, Connals and Cookbooks by Janet Jarvits.

Jonathan Gold (1960-2018), Good Food on the Road (@thejgold)

Low Alcohol Wines 7 MIN, 25 SEC

Lou Amdur is the proprietor of Lou Wine Shop and Tastings in Los Angeles, which opened this past Thursday. He talks about wines with low alcohol content.

Wine Raves Are A Thing 4 MIN, 28 SEC

Maxwell Leer is the wine steward at Bestia and the progenitor of the wine rave. He tells us what to expect from a wine rave.

Shadows in the Vineyard 8 MIN, 36 SEC

Maximillian Potter is the author of Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine.

Shadows in the Vineyard

Maximillian Potter

Napa Earthquake Aftermath 5 MIN, 16 SEC

Jon Bonne is the wine editor for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of The New California Wine. He tells us how vintners, vines and Napa Valley workers have been affected by Napa Valley’s 6.0 earthquake late last month.

The 12 Bottle Bar 6 MIN, 10 SEC

David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson’s new book is 12 Bottle Bar. Find a recipe for their genever based John Collins on the Good Food Blog.

The 12 Bottle Bar

David Solmonson

Market Report 6 MIN, 31 SEC

Farmer Alex Weiser and cicerone Thomas Kelley collaborated on El Segundo Brewing Company’s seasonal White Dog IPA. The beer is flavored with Weiser’s green-fleshed melons.

You can taste Melon Collie at the Alex Weiser’s 2014 Feast to Farm Dinner in Tehachapi or grab a pint at the El Segundo Brewing Company’s tap room. The brewery will also be pouring Melon Collie at the LA Brewers Beer Week kickoff on September 20th.

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