The award for mini-chain that took Costa Mesa by storm goes to Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Open since last spring, Jonathan Rollo and Kristi Ritchey helped bring sexy back to a mild-mannered strip along 17th. With meals that are neither strictly vegan nor tasteless, Greenleaf's menu includes organic ... More >>
Slater's 50/50 executive chef Dino McDonough refers to this as a very free form recipe. "We use our fresh ground bacon rendered down, flour, cream, and Montreal steak seasoning." And, of course, real maple syrup. Invite company over for his dish; it's Man vs. Food-worthy!Did you hear about why he ... More >>
While an egg can be served many ways, perfecting a simple omelet is about timing. The Balcony likes to flip (as opposed to fold) theirs into a shareable treat. Serve this anytime, as eggs are about as diner-friendly as meals get. Paul Zhu keeps the dialogue going in part two of our interview, but ... More >>
An Elvis sandwichFor the final segment of On The Line, Chef Oge shares the sandwich that doubles as dessert. A hint of sweet, a hearty savory, and lots of salivating; behold the Elvis. To catch up on this week's interview, click here and here.