Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wood Ranch is Giving Away BBQ Sauce for its 25th Birthday!

Go into any Wood Ranch on June 5th and get a bottle of their signature house BBQ sauce free! Its to celebrate the chain making it to its 25th birthday. 

If you want to go to the OG Moorpark location they will be having a full blown party with giveaways, a prize wheel and more. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Memorial Day With Charbroil and Perfect Burgers

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

With Memorial Day plans coming up what's there to do? This is where you say grill something. 

Working with the great people over at Char Broil I got to play with their Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill a beautiful hunk of stainless steel to do whatever I wanted.

So I decided fermented fish was the perfect answer for something for the grill.

Wait. Don't leave. 

OK OK so you don't expect to hear the words fermented and fish when you think grilling. Or eating most likely….

The thing I am talking about is fish sauce and its been a secret weapon of Asian pantries for hundreds of years. This stuff boosts the n Umami (the rich, savory taste in foods) in meat making them just taste….more meaty (if done right. 

So with my beautiful new Char Broil Grill I decided to show you a way to take burgers to a whole new level. 

The nice part is this is not something you need to do ahead. Just whip this special sauce up mix with your meat and bam! 

2 lbs Ground Beef (I would not go below 20 percent)
2 1/2 Tablespoons of Fish Sauce (every Asian grocery store has this)
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion and garlic powder

Let me take a second and say how developing this recipe went using the Char Broil Grill.

 I was the kind of guy who thought eh you could grab a cheap grill from Wal Mart and it would basically be the same.  

With my Char Broil I got the bread for the burgers toasted (yes bread I am a single guy) perfectly with side griddle.

The heat was even and perfectly adjustable. Oh and the fact I didn't have fear for my life trying to light it. 

With 2 pounds of cheap meat, some American cheese, and some...OK bread my burgers were called by my test subjects "almost as good as a sit down restaurant" and "I would pay 7 dollars for this" so I like to think its a hit.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vegas Uncorked is Las Vegas's Can't Miss Food Festival

Vegas Uncork'd is basically Food Network in real life. For one weekend you can hang out with Giada, Ramsay, Flay and so many others.

Vegas Uncork'd 2017  took you all over Vegas. From a outdoor picnic to a Picasso filled restaurant (thanks Chase Sapphire) I got to everywhere.

The food. From grilled, crusty best I have ever had prime rib to spheres of raw ahi tuna to wagyu beef steak I will be talking about the food for a long time. This is a weekend to bring your foodie friends. 

Some people argue Vegas has no soul but I know for sure it has a stomach. 

OK let the pictures do the talking. 

                                                     Picasso Brunch with Chase Sapphire 

                                                                             Grand Tasting 

                                                                           Picnic in the Park 

Sweet Escape  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Grizzly's Biscuits & Donuts is the SGV's Best Donut Shop

Oh man the hate I am going to get for this. "What about my donut shop?" "What about this donut shop that was on Food Network?" Yeah this one despite being brand new is better.

Chef Travis came onto Grizzly's looking at it from a chef viewpoint. You can see that easily in the menu. The donuts here are made throughout the day because they aren't designed to be eaten 12 hours later. 

The thing is almost every donut (and most likely every single one) has been made from a batch of industrial donut mix from the same plant. Those stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc give you that waxy aftertaste after eating a donut. 

Making donuts from scratch is a pain. So doing even poorly should be commended. Grizzly's is cranking out flavors like White chocolate kumquat coconut. And for the less adventurous flavors like Oreo and strawberry stuffed (looking at you Donut Man.)

Honestly I will probably return sooner for a chicken stuffed biscuit sandwich than a donut but both are great. 

Try them out and tell us what you think on Facebook or Instagram! 

353 W Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Chef Travis 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dont Overlook Pink Taco's New Brunch Menu

Oh Pink Taco.

Yeah these place has a reputation. A 80's/90's party spot. More to get wasted on margaritas on the Sunset Strip than anything to do with food.

But its 2017 now. Things have changed a lot. Pink Taco has redone their menu from top to bottom.

Housemade tortillas, Sweet potato tacos, made from scratch guacamole.

2017's Pink Taco can hold its own with any Mexican spot in Weho.

For brunch the menu is tight. One page but you can get most of the full day menu without any issues.

If I was here I would probably get chicken tacos with their pickled red onions (one of the best chicken tacos in LA easily) but for brunch you cant go wrong with the pork verde with breakfast potatoes.

Tell us us if you go! Tag us or post it to our FB page!

                                              8225 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046