Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part One
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Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part One

People come to 320 Main in Seal Beach to sip the stiff drinks owner Jason Schiffer mixes and chomp the steaks that Chef Joshua Miller sears. We wish we could do a profile on both; but for this feature, Chef Miller gets the stage as he answers our silly questionnaire.

Stay tuned for part two tomorrow, and part three the day after that where Chef Miller shares a recipe.

What are six words to describe your food?

Comfort, robust, savory, modern americana , classically-based, delicious.

What are ten words to describe you?

Dedicated, creative, intuitive, easy-going, loving, motivated, dependable, determined passionate & loyal.

Your best recent food find:

Short ribs because of their versatility.

Most undervalued ingredient:

Chinese parsley (cilantro).

Rules of conduct in your kitchens:

Cleanliness, amicability, respect & professionalism.

One food you detest:

Lima beans.

One food you can't live without:

Beef stroganoff, artichokes.

Culinarily speaking, Orange County has the best:


What fast food is your least favorite?

Big chain Mexican.

Best culinary tip for the home cook.

Use a spoon to peel ginger.

After-work hangout:

Main Street, Seal Beach.

If you could cook for one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

My maternal grandfather. I'd like to have shown him that I inherited some of his culinary talents.

Favorite celebrity chef.

Alton Brown.

Celebrity chef who should shut up:

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

What's next for you?

I want to be an integral part of helping my mom start her own bakery/cafe.

Proudest moment as a chef/restaurant owner:

When I attained my very first executive chef position.

Favorite music to cook by:

Hip Hop.

Best food city in America:

Los Angeles.

Favorite restaurant in America:

It's hard to list one place, I guess 8oz. in L.A.

320 Main, 320 Main St., Seal Beach, CA 90740, (562) 799-6246;


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