• food and drink January 20, 2023 6:22 pm

    Coastal Eatery is a Local Favorite

    From the smooth décor to delicious dishes, Vista is a local favorite in Hermosa Beach. California Live’s Amber Pfister is with the chef as they celebrate Vista’s one year anniversary. Cheers!

  • Danielle Nottingham January 11, 2023 3:09 pm

    Healthy Southern Inspired Cooking

    Celebrity chef and TV host Jernard Wells stopped by California Live to share one of his favorite recipes from his new cookbook “Southern Inspired”. There are more than 100 recipes inspired by chef Jernard’s Mississippi roots and each dish has a personal story behind it. Cavatappi pasta salad is an easy and light recipe for anyone trying to eat healthier...

  • foodie January 10, 2023 1:57 pm

    Serving Up Mediterranean Eats With A Side Of So-Cal Love

    From lamb meatballs to falafel sliders, this Hermosa Beach hotspot is serving up some tasty Mediterranean eats with a side of Southern California love.

  • San Gabriel Valley July 21, 2022 11:53 am

    ‘Heaven.' Yelp's Top 50 Places to Eat in the San Gabriel Valley

    Yelp released its list of the top 50 places to eat in the San Gabriel Valley, with Ethiopian fare, pastrami, chicken and waffles, and decorative looking seafood.

  • restaurants July 11, 2022 3:58 pm

    List: Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in LA

    Hungry? Yelp released its list of the top 100 places to eat in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley Monday, highlighting not only local favorites, but also hidden gems and spots tucked away in strip malls that they guarantee will keep you coming back.

  • Opening Day April 14, 2022 1:13 pm

    Take a Look at the Menu Debuting at Dodger Stadium

    Dodger baseball is back with a historical home opener celebrating the stadiums 60th anniversary — but a real show stopper is the menu. Al pastor tacos, spiral potato — and we can’t forget a classic Dodger dog.

  • foodie April 1, 2022 1:52 pm

    “Bonjour” from Lou The French on The Block

    California Live’s Danielle Nottingham catches up with the Burbank baker on a mission to bring French flavor to Southern
    California…one pastry, one cup of coffee and one sandwich at a time. Find out how to make a world-class croissant and why people wait in long lines for these special treats!

  • Los Angeles February 11, 2022 1:26 pm

    ‘Happy Accidents.' How One Filipino-American Baker Made Something Magical, and is Now Serving Sunday's Big Game

    Kristine de la Cruz, owner of Filipino-American bakery Crème Caramel LA, landed a sweet opportunity for Super Bowl Sunday, serving up her “happy accident” best-selling “upside down pies.”

  • foodie December 15, 2021 7:06 pm

    Surprise Holiday Guests with Bacon Treats!

    Everything tastes better with bacon, right? California Live’s Malou Nubla has some new appetizer and cocktail recipes that will leave you ‘bacon’ for more.

  • foodie December 8, 2021 2:30 pm

    Cousins Lobster – They're on a Roll!

    Our favorite Cousins Maine Lobster guys are back with their first brick & mortar in West Hollywood! California Live’s Vicki Johnson dives in.

  • USS Midway Museum June 11, 2021 10:26 am

    USS Midway Museum Debuts New Restaurant

    Just in time for California’s forthcoming reopening date, San Diego’s USS Midway Museum is opening a new restaurant with a bread breaking ceremony Friday.

  • foodie May 21, 2021 2:31 pm

    At Gastro Garage Every Dish Gets Torched

    Typically, when food catches fire while cooking, that’s not a good thing. But at Gastro Garage in Los Angeles cooking with a blow torch adds incredible flavor and texture to the dish. “California Live” meets with the co-founder to learn about the art, science, and culture of torching food. Watch to see the flaming live demo.

  • foodie April 30, 2021 5:19 pm

    Wolfgang Puck's New Sunset Strip Restaurant

    Located in the new luxurious Pendry Hotel, Ospero serves Italian-inspired cuisine with a focus on local ingredients. “California Live” meets up with the chef of the Wolfgang Puck restaurant to hear about the food philosophy and Sunset Strip culture. We even get to try Puck’s grandmother’s cheese ravioli which features hazelnuts, sage, and brown butter.

  • foodie April 30, 2021 5:03 pm

    How True Italian Espresso Is Made

    There’s something extra special about the espresso you can find in Italy. “California Live” visits the Mr. Espresso headquarters in Oakland to learn about its Italian family-run business that stays true to its roots. Ross Thomas gets the tour of the production room to learn about how slow roasting beans with wood brings incredible flavor and aroma to Italian...

  • foodie April 27, 2021 6:37 pm

    The Best Southern Food in LA

    You can find good ol’ southern hospitality in the middle of Los Angeles. “California Live” is at Post & Beam with chef and owner John Cleveland who explains the history of a beloved Baldwin Hills restaurant and its community following. We taste the menu’s simple southern dishes including cornbread, shrimp and grits, mac and cheese (drooling yet?), and more.

  • foodie April 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    Broad Street Oyster Co. Is a True Pandemic Success Story

    Chris Tompkins closed his newly-opened seafood restaurant and laid off half his staff when the pandemic hit. But with some innovation and the ability to source incredibly fresh shellfish, a year later Broad Street Oyster Company has one of the most successful drive-through windows in the Malibu area. Watch to find out why people are waiting in long lines for...

  • foodie April 8, 2021 3:10 pm

    ‘Top Chef' Challenge Winner Announced

    In this segment of the California Live Cook-off Challenge “Top Chefs” Nelson German and Tu David Phu spotlight their culinary masterpieces inspired by childhood memories at the family dinner table. It’s not an easy choice, but Ross and Malou pick a winner.

  • foodie April 8, 2021 2:54 pm

    ‘California Live' Hosts ‘Top Chef' Challenge

    Introducing the California Live Cook-off Challenge. We invite two “Top Chefs,” Nelson German (season 18) and Tu David Phu (season 15), for a real live contest in Oakland’s Overland Station. The chefs are challenged to make their favorite childhood dishes so we can get a taste of their culture and traditions. Lucky for our judges, Ross and Malou, they get...

  • foodie April 7, 2021 5:19 pm

    Harvest Salad Recipe for Spring

    Springtime is the perfect time for serving up a fresh harvest salad for dinner with friends and family. Ross goes to visit the Jack O’Neill Restaurant inside the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz to glean tips from the chef on how to shop the farmer’s market for the best quality ingredients. Watch and get their harvest salad recipe with tips...

  • foodie April 6, 2021 5:42 pm

    This Rooftop Pop-up Has All the Flavors of Israel

    Just dreaming of traveling to an exotic place has been many of our favorite pastimes. If this sounds like you, you’ll want to check out the Beverly Hilton’s Mediterranean paradise on their rooftop. The decor and cuisine at Sant’olina are inspired by its Israeli chef, Burt Bakman. Dani is one of the first to enjoy the restaurant’s spicy flavors and...

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