Ronnie Arnold of K'ya Street Fare, Part Two

Ronnie Arnold of Anaheim's K'ya Street Fare is on the line with us this week, at the helm of a menu that spans the entire globe, from Paris to Korea. Prices are lower for the small plates than at the original K'ya in Laguna Beach, which makes it a place for sun-dazed and crowd-frazzled visitors to unwind with a stiff drink and a few noshes. If you missed part one of the interview, you can find it here.

OC Weekly: What's next for you?

RA: Traveling to tropical locations.

OCW: What's your proudest moment as a chef?

RA: Teaching my kids how to make meatloaf and mashed potato dinner.

OCW: Favorite music to cook by:

RA: Black Sabbath.

OCW: Best food city in America:

RA: San Francisco.

OCW: Favorite restaurant in America:

RA: Zuni Café.

OCW: What would you like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint?

RA: Korean fried chicken.

OCW: What would you like to see less of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint?

RA: Cookie cutter strip malls with the usual suspects of restaurants.

OCW: What's your favorite cookbook?

RA: Jacques Pépin, La Technique.

OCW: What show would you pitch to the Food Network?

RA: Family road trip across the US, stopping at interesting, off the beaten path restaurants and diners.

OCW: What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?

RA: Veal sweetbreads–you know, thymus glands.

OCW: You're making an omelet. What's in it?

RA: Bacon and cheese.

OCW: You're at the market. What do you buy two of?

RA: Cartons of eggs.

OCW: What's your weirdest customer request?

RA: A customer once asked me to cook her tuna tartare.

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