SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Marche Moderne Bouilabaisse, OC Fair, and More!

Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris–enjoy!


-10:30 a.m. to 10:42 a.m.

Previews of potential dining adventures …

Chef Jet somewhat reluctantly shares his recommendation for Northern Thai food in Los Angeles. It's a small place with 15 seats but worth seeking out. Their signature dish is khao soi.

Producer Andy highlights Marche Moderne'sannual Bouillabaisse festival running nightly until July 18th. It's an authentic Marseillaise-bouillabaisse with all the fish flown in from the South of France. Spoil yourself with the very best and a glass of Rose ! Reservations are a must…

– 10:45 a.m. to 11:12 a.m.

If you dine-out in Los Angeles you've no doubt heard of Rivera and Bestia in Downtown Los Angeles. You probably also know the Italian favorite Sotto and the Peruvian-flavored, Picca located just East of Century City. How about Short Order and Short Cake at the Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax ?

What you probably don't know is that all of these popular, chef-driven restaurants are ventures put together by low-key restaurant impresario, Bill Chait. Bill joins us to discuss how he has created a string of successful, and enduring, restaurants (done on a budget) with talented celebrity chefs in a very tough business environment.

In the pipeline for Chait are Chef Walter Manzke's Republique in the former Campanile space on La Brea Avenue and Neal Fraser's Redbird in the former Vibiana Cathedral space in Downtown Los Angeles.

-11:12 a.m. to 11:27 a.m.

On Monday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Border Grill Las Vegas Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, and Border Grill Executive Chef Mike Minor are teaming up with Chef Rick Moonen of rm seafood and Chefs Collaborative to host a Trash Fish Dinner. The cocktail reception and dinner will feature tasty alternatives to the seafood we love and, unfortunately, eat too much of. Understand the fish is delicious…

Mary Sue Milliken joins us to preview the fun evening with a purpose.

-11:30 a.m. to 11:42 a.m.

Time for Fair Food!

The OC Fair is on through August 11th ! Mad Hungry Woman blogger, Anita Lau, is with us to discuss what extreme foods are new at the Fair for 2013. She will actually be judging some Fair food contests during the event.

Fair food vendor, Chicken Charlie, always is always out there with fab fried food items. Eagerly anticipated is his new Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe's and Bacon A-Fair's Wild Boar on a stick (an OC Fair exclusive.) Other Chicken Charlie highlights are a deep-fried bacon pickle and a waffle dog.

-11:45 a.m. to 11:57 a.m.

Do you crave sushi but feel somewhat compromised about proper manners and ordering technique in a sushi restaurant ? When do you use the ginger, soy sauce, and wasabi ? Is omakase (“trust the chef”) the best way to go? If you sit at the sushi bar how do you convey respect to the sushi chefs ?

Listeners to the “SoCal Restaurant Show” are in luck. When he was helming Wazuzu at Wynn Las Vegas, Jet had some of the most highly regarded sushi in Las Vegas on his menu. Backing it all up was in-house master sushi chef (and his highly trained team.) He will give us the 411 on ordering, and enjoying, sushi.

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