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Episode 57528th April 2024 • SoCal Restaurant Show • Andrew Harris and Andrew Gruel
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Anne Marie Panoringan is Culture OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Anne Marie also contributes regularly to Eater Los Angeles, LAist, TASTE and a host of other well-respected publications. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to discuss her new outlet as Food Columnist for Culture OC and discuss her current columns. Along the way Anne Marie will highlight a fast-growing female-owned artisan bread bakery started in a garage in Laguna Beach, the new Bar Becky in Long Beach and the 10th Anniversary of Watertable at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn.

“Amar Santana, a Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) alum, serves as the Executive Chef and owner at Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, and Vaca in Costa Mesa, California adjacent to South Coast Plaza. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the US at 13 and began his culinary career at 16. He has been mentored by some of the world's most renowned chefs, including Charlie Palmer, who helped him develop his skills of expressing his passion through food. By combining flavors and culinary traditions from all over the world, Amar provides a truly unforgettable gastronomical experience. Chef Amar was the runner-up on Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 13 in California and has also competed internationally for the Korean culinary series “Korean Food Battle,” finishing as a finalist.” Amar has also appeared as a judge on more recent seasons of “Top Chef.” For “Top Chef” Season 21 in Wisconsin Amar cameos in one of episode and also appears in “Top Chef : The Dish with Kish” a new behind-the-scenes weekly Bravo commentary series recapping each episode with new host Kristen Kish. Chef Amar Santana is our guest.

It’s that time of the year where we eagerly break bread with Legends Executive Chef Dennis Radcliffe to chat about what’s new in salivating food and beverage options at Angel Stadium. This year there are new Casa Modelo stands serving Birria and Veggie Quesadillas. The always popular Brewery X has a host of new menu items. A fresh dessert item that’s already attracting a lot of attention is the crave-worthy Walk Off Waffles (Section 232) featuring decadent Strawberries & Cream Waffles and S’mores Waffles. Chef Dennis Radcliffe takes a break from his busy kitchens to join us along with Pastry Chef LA. Tracy.

“Las Vegas’ The Feast of Friends is encoring the wildly popular Vegas Unstripped food festival this spring, with a notable new home. This year, the event takes place from 7-10:00 p.m. on Saturday May 18 at the Palms Casino Resort on the Resort Pool Deck conveniently located just off The Strip. Thirty of the city’s most acclaimed and creative chefs will be brought together to present one-night-only original dishes, accompanied by cocktails from many of the city’s best bars, live local entertainers, art activations and more. Tickets are available via vegasunstripped.com. Price has remained at $150 plus fees (and the fees have gone down!). Attendees must be 21+.” Founder and Event Producer Eric Gladstone joins us with all the enticing details. Producer Eric has a very special discount offer for our Listeners.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

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