Walter Manzke is the consulting chef at Le Saint Amour in Culver City (9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, (310) 842-8155). Plans for his new restaurant are currently in the works. He is buying rhubarb at the farmers market which he is using for a Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (get the recipe).
Tom Peltier sells decolate snails and other beneficial insects at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Decolate snails eat garden snails that can ravage vegetable gardens. Ladybugs are also helpful as they eat aphids and other soft insects. To prevent the ladybugs from flying away, spritz them with soda.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he recommends Son of a Gun, the new, all-seafood restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the guys behind Animal. The restaurant serves small-plate seafood dishes, with an occasional fried chicken sandwich thrown in. Jonathan likes the Geoduck, fried chicken, smoked steelhead roe, Alaskan halibut, and the aligator schnitzel.
Son of a Gun
8370 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
All of Jonathan Gold's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Jessica Ritz writes the blog Taster Tots LA, which highlights restaurants that are kid-friendly.
Farmshop (225 26th Street #25 Santa Monica, (310) 566-2400)
BLD (7450 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 930-9744)
Canele (3219 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 666-7133)
Golden State (426 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, (323) 782-8331)
Mercado La Paloma (3655 S Grand Ave # 240, Los Angeles, (213) 748-1963)
The Hungry Cat (1535 Vine Street, Los Angeles, (323) 462-2155)
Kabuki (1545 Vine Street, Los Angeles, (323) 464-6003)
Fred Warner is the Beverage Manager for Malo and Mas Malo restaurants. Silver tequila is aged up to 59 days. Reposado is aged from 59-9 months. More than that is añejo or extra-añejo. Silver is recommended for mixed drinks like margaritas. Fred recommends the following tequilas and mezcals:
Gustavo Arellano is the Managing Editor of the OC Weekly. He and the staff of their food blog, Stick a Fork in It, did a March Madness tournament where they ranked Pho restaurants in Orange County. It was called The Final Pho. The winner was Pho Thanh Lich (14500 Brookhurst St., Westminster, (714) 531-5789).
The Great Tortilla Tournament, nixtamalization, and Guerrilla Tacos Let’s talk tortillas! Gustavo Arellano announces KCRW’s first-ever Great Tortilla Tournament, to choose the best tortilla in LA out of a bracket of 64. Bill Esparza talks tortilla makers in the L.A. area. And did you know that inside your tortilla is an ancient process, perfected over centuries? Also, L.A. Taco’s Daniel Hernandez recalls a Guadalajara taco crawl with Jonathan Gold.
Joël Robuchon, restaurant lines, and Jonathan Gold on N.W.A. This week the world lost its most highly decorated chef, Joël Robuchon. Chef Ludo Lefebvre recalls lessons he learned at the hands of this master. We also revisit Evan Kleiman and Jonathan Gold’s 2014 visit to Robuchon’s Vegas restaurant. Jean Trinh investigates how some diners in LA can stand waiting two or more hours in line. Finally, we recall Jonathan Gold’s coverage of the influential rap group N.W.A.
Omega-3s, 'Downtime' with the Redzepis, and zucchini ice cream Paul Greenberg discusses what the Omega-3 boom means for our planet and lives. Nadine Redzepi talks about cooking for culinary giants like her husband Rene Redzepi in ‘Downtime.’ Crafting a menu takes more than exceptional produce, says writer Diana Henry. Also, a tour and history of LA’s pan dulce scene. Plus: ‘City of Gold’ director remembers Jonathan Gold’s 1992 piece on the LA riots.
Remembering Jonathan Gold (1960-2018) There’s a Jonathan Gold-sized hole in the heart of Los Angeles. The Pulitzer-winning LA Times food critic died on July 21, prompting an outpouring of grief and love from around the world. For this special tribute, we gathered the voices of colleagues, friends, chefs, and listeners to celebrate the man who taught us how to eat and live in LA. We dedicate this show to our former colleague of 20 years.
Why Gustavo is doing a Great Tortilla Tournament for KCRW It’s the perennial question: Corn or flour? We’re putting 64 Southern California tortillas head-to-head in our #MasaMadness bracket to see who will win the Golden Tortilla trophy. Gustavo Arellano fills us in on all the details. Read More
Joël Robuchon: My introduction to the refined world of luxury fine dining In 2014, Evan Kleiman took a road trip to Las Vegas with Jonathan Gold. The highlight of the trip by far was an opulent dinner at Joël Robuchon in the MGM Grand: the most luxurious meal she had ever experienced up until that point. In honor of the legendary French chef Joël Robuchon who passed away this week, we’re resharing Evan’s 2014 reflection on that unforgettable meal. Read More