• foodie Jan 11

    This Cake's Main Ingredient Is Right in Your Backyard

    A cake that takes almost an entire week to make? We must be nuts! But not as nutty as this nutritious acorn cake, made by modern day foragers using ingredients you can find in your own backyard. Is this labor of love worth the wait? Find out what Ross had to say.

  • coronavirus pandemic Jan 1

    ‘See You.' Pink's Hot Dogs Will Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19 Surge

    Better get your hot dogs quick. The iconic Pink’s Hot Dogs stand announced Thursday it will close for two months due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the region. In a post on its Twitter page, Pink’s said the decision to close beginning Sunday night is being done in order to keep our patrons and staff safe from the...

  • foodie Dec 18, 2020

    Truffle 101 with the Truffle Shuffle Team

    The Truffle Shuffle team is back to give us a little introductory course on truffles. Find out what parts of the world black and white truffles come from, how they’re harvested, and some of the best hot dishes to enjoy them in. With many of us cooking at home more, you can sign up for live cooking experiences and virtual...

  • foodie Dec 14, 2020

    Taste the World at This Fancy Food Court

    This is not your typical food court. The Hall, Global Eatery at South Coast Plaza is a culinary playground of foods and flavors from ‘Top Chef’ Alum Amar Santana and his business partner Ahmed Labbate. From Mediterranean food and poke to freshly baked goods and cocktails, you can have it all. Join Amber and Chef Jamie Gwen as they sample...

  • foodie Dec 4, 2020

    This Chocolate Chip Cookie Uses Premium Wagyu

    Friday just got much sweeter —it’s National Cookie Day! Sure, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. But have you ever heard of a Wagyu Chocolate Chip Cookie? Malou heads to Gozu in San Francisco to learn how to make their signature cookie with Wagyu tallow and dark TCHO chocolate. Bonus: they’re not as pricey as the...

  • foodie Dec 2, 2020

    Go From Shopping to Eating at This Quaint Restaurant

    If shopping and eating are also two of your favorite pastimes, then Amber’s got just the spot for you. She meets up with Chef Oz Blackallar at De Nada Kitchen & Market to shop for cute kitchen supplies and then indulge in his international dishes with Mexican flavors—like Chilaquiles Pizza—all in one place.

  • foodie Dec 1, 2020

    These Japanese Pancakes Will Make You Flip

    If you love sashimi and bento boxes, this is the place to be. Amber takes us on a tour of Edobox by Chef Makoto Okuwa in Santa Monica, where you can dine outdoors in style or design your own bento box for takeaway. Watch as she samples his favorite sweet Japanese pancakes and a few bento boxes, including a vegan...

  • foodie Dec 1, 2020

    A Moscow Mule with a Splash of Fall

    There’s nothing like a refreshing Moscow Mule, and @ChefJamieGwen’s twist on this traditional cocktail is sure to be your new fall favorite. Watch as she shows Amber how to shake up a delicious Apple Cider Moscow Mule that’s still bright with the ginger flavor we all know and love.

  • foodie Nov 24, 2020

    Need an Italian Vacation? Transport Yourself to Tuscany

    Andiamo! Lawrence Zarian is transporting us to Tuscany for a beautiful Italian dining experience at Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. It’s the closest thing to a European vacation since we all can’t travel. Watch as he learns how to make the best pizza in town.

  • foodie Nov 24, 2020

    Roll Up Some Delicious Sushi Right At Home

    All the ingredients for a delicious and fun meal at home are packed inside Sushi Confidential’s new sushi-making kits, which are now available to order as a creative outlet for the entire family. Watch as Malou meets up with chef and owner Randy Musterer to learn how to make his take on a spicy California roll called a ‘Cabo...

  • San Francisco Nov 21, 2020

    A Fall Twist on a Root Beer Float (Featuring Pumpkin!)

    Ross Thomas visits the The Ice Cream Bar, a retro-style soda fountain in San Francisco, for a nostalgic treat that features everyone’s favorite fall ingredient—pumpkin! Watch as he shows us how to whip up a delicious Pumpkin Ice Cream Float with Gingersnap Caramelized Maple Soda.

  • foodie Nov 20, 2020

    ‘Hallelujah!' to this Religious Dining Experience

    Hidden inside St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in DTLA is Redbird LA, which has shifted its restaurant outdoors to offer multiple plein-air dining areas with gorgeous city views. Watch as Lisa Breckenridge tours the space and samples dishes from their new Thanksgiving takeout menu.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Fall Apple Cider Braised Chicken Recipe

    Fall is here and you can taste all the best flavors of the season in this comforting one-pan recipe. Chef Jamie Gwen shows Amber how to make this delectable weeknight dinner that’s rich with fall apple flavor and sure to warm you up. Watch and get the recipe.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Dine Al Fresco at This New Open-Air Bistro

    If you’re looking for all the fixings for a great brunch, look no further. Porta Via, which originally opened in Beverly Hills 26 years ago, is now in its newest location in Calabasas and boasts a beautiful open-air setting where you wine and dine al fresco. Watch as Amber tours the space and samples a few juices and menu items,...

  • California Live Nov 18, 2020

    Brisket, Slaw, & Fixins: The Best BBQ in San Diego

    Forgive us for using this phrase but this BBQ is “finger-licking good.” Hidden in East County, San Diego is some of the best BBQ you’ll ever have (Amber gave her stamp of approval). Grand Ole BBQ serves up authentic southern BBQ, Topo Chico margaritas, and live country music in an open ambiance that will transport you to the Texas outdoors....

  • California Live Nov 18, 2020

    Host Ross Thomas Eats Oaxacan Grasshoppers

    “Chapulines” or spanish for “grasshoppers” is not considered a unique dish on the Mezcal restaurant’s menu but rather a normal part of their dish mix (check out all the unexpected ways you can eat these crunchy little bugs). Mezcal, based in San Jose, is run by two brothers and features traditional Oaxacan dishes and ingredients passed down from their mother...

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Enjoy Steaming Ice Cream Made Right in Front of Your Eyes

    You’re not imagining it, this ice cream is steaming. Watch Crustacean’s chef make their signature dessert dish right at the table using the magical ingredient of liquid nitrogen. Good news is, you can try it for yourself at this beautiful Beverly Hills asian fusion restaurant—now open with safe COVID protocols in place.

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Best Crab on the Planet? Check Out Beverly Hills' Crustacean

    Many claim that Crustacean serves up crab you can’t find anywhere else (not to mention, the garlic noodles are also crowd pleaser). Our Danielle Nottingham decides to check it out for herself and tastes this staple’s most innovative dishes—from steaming tuna cigars to smoking ice cream—and finds out how the restaurant keeps the environment safe yet beautiful during...

  • Soul Food Nov 18, 2020

    The Best Vegan BBQ in the Bay

    Malou is joining the mob – the Vegan Mob that is! From burgers to gumbo to po’boys, customers say Vegan Mob is the best plant-based soul food around. Owner Toriano Gordon is a character who loves making people happy with his healthy cuisine, not to mention his rapping skills! Bon Appétit!

  • foodie Nov 18, 2020

    Abbot Kinney's New Hidden Paradise Is Seriously the Best

    Be careful because you might walk right by this hidden gem. De Buena Planta on Abbot Kinney transformed an open parking lot into a Mexican paradise, featuring bright popping murals, green foliage, basil margaritas, corn on the cob, and much more. Watch to get the behind the scenes.

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