• USS Midway Museum Jun 11

    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

    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 May 1

    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 May 1

    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 Apr 28

    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 Apr 16

    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 Apr 8

    ‘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 Apr 8

    ‘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 Apr 8

    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 Apr 7

    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...

  • foodie Apr 2

    Finally, SF's Best Prime Rib Is Open

    Oh how we missed you, House of Prime Rib. Malou revisits one of her favorite San Francisco restaurants (now open with COVID safety protocols) only to be reminded of the juiciest prime rib in the city. From the “English Cut” to the “King Henry VIII Cut,” there is a slice of flavor for everyone—that pairs perfectly with a martini.

  • foodie Mar 30

    Pandemic Silver Lining? These Great Burgers

    One thing that will always bring happiness? A good ol’ fashioned burger. So that is just what the Mediocre Burger founders Chloe Mahkani and celebrity chef Sami Udell partnered up to do—bring joy to the community of Santa Monica during the pandemic with delicious basic burgers. CA Live’s Danielle Robay judges them for herself.

  • foodie Mar 22

    Wine Taste at a Historic Gem in Sunny Malibu

    What’s a sunny day without a little wine? Tucked away in the Malibu hills is The Old Place and Cornell Tasting Room that serves all the essentials—steak, wine, and coffee. Spend a day away drinking Pinot Noir made right above the Pacific Ocean paired with a cheese board that can be boxed away for a picnic. Watch Kim Caldwell-Harvey as...

  • foodie Mar 19

    A Bungalow Oasis Just Opened in Long Beach

    The newly-opened Bungalow Kitchen is all the boho vibes we love plus much more—the interiors are carefully curated with Moroccan details and the outdoor patio gives a chic social experience. Oh, and did we mention the lobster pot pie? Watch as Kim Caldwell-Harvey gets the behind the scenes tour.

  • foodie Mar 10

    Beverly Wilshire's New Outdoor Pop-Up Dining Experience

    When we think of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills we immediately think of Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’. LZ, on the other hand, has only one thing on his mind—an exclusive lunch at a new pop-up restaurant called THEBlvd Privé that’s taking over the hotel’s parking lot for a limited time only. Watch as he joins Executive Chef Amir...

  • foodie Mar 2

    Discover Peruvian Tacos in DTLA

    Get a taste of Peru in a familiar LA street food: the taco. Laila sits down with the executive chef and co-owner of Little Llama Peruvian Tacos, Jean Valcarcel, to taco ‘bout signature Peruvian spices and sample some of the most popular tacos, burritos, tostadas, and agua frescas on his menu.

  • foodie Feb 24

    Have Lunch in Your Own Private Greenhouse

    Safety is still the number one priority as we dine out at restaurants again. So, Kim’s taking us out to lunch at a place that built tiny, private greenhouses around its dining tables so guests can safely enjoy a nice secluded meal. Lady Byrd Café was originally slated to have its grand opening the week of lockdown but has adapted...

  • foodie Feb 23

    Eclectic Wines & Tapas at WetStone Wine Bar

    All the amazing family-owned bars and restaurants in San Diego make it one of our favorite places to hit up happy hour! Dani’s chilling with a nice glass of Greek Vidiano at WetStone Wine Bar, located in the historic neighborhood of Bankers Hill in San Diego. If you’re up for a culinary adventure, their rotating menu features eclectic wine selections...

  • foodie Feb 6

    Chef Curtis Stone Dishes Up New Recipe & Tips to Update Your Kitchen

    Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone is one good-looking Aussie with serious cooking chops. Jess picks his brain on “chefing” while he whips up a cauliflower and broccoli white cheddar pasta bake that’s perfect for Super Bowl Sunday or really any occasion. Plus, get his recommendations for good quality cooking equipment, tips on how to utilize your kitchen space more efficiently, and...

  • foodie Feb 4

    Boyle Heights Pizzeria Serves Up Chicano Pride

    Mole pizza and Flaming Hot Cheetos wings? We’re sold! Amber’s found a pizzeria with Chicano pride located in one of LA’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. At Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co., Boyle Heights native Chef Mario Christerna is passionate about bringing all his favorite childhood flavors to his menu. If you have no idea what you’re eating for Super Bowl...

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