L.A. Foodie produced a series of 4 promotional spots for KCRW’s winter fund drive. The spots feature Evan Kleiman (Good Food), Frances Anderton (DnA, Design & Architecture), Michael Silverblatt (Bookworm), and Elvis Mitchell (The Treatment). Join Ben, Drew, and the KCRW on-air team as they travel through the air above Los Angeles in a magical, flying KCRW tote bag. The magical tote bag makes stops at the Gamble House in Pasadena, the Apple Pan in West L.A., The Last Bookstore on Spring Street in DTLA, and the Hollywood Forever cemetery for a night time screening of the moden American classic, Good Burger. Support KCRW!
It’s Emmy time! First, join Ben & Drew as they hit up the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball preview event and sample all the foods! Then special guest Nerdist’s Andie Bolt joins in a thrilling round of Guess That Emmy Food, followed by another edition of Yelp/Counteryelp. Will the Emmy nominees be eating like kings? Did the guys actually get a real legit sponsor for this podcast? Does Andie succeed in making this the dirtiest show since Heather Thompson? Find out these answers and more in this week’s thrilling episode!
On this special minisode, Ben and Drew take in the tastes at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball Preview event! Hear about all the entrées the guests will be served, including an interview with one of the party’s executive chefs. We call it the best podcast minisode ever… and we think that might be true!
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We recently had the opportunity to go to Humble Potato in Westchester. Eric, the owner, loves to use basic ingredients to whip up wholesome, palatable creations that are heavily influenced by his childhood in Japan and Indonesia.
Tub’s is one of those places you can’t help but root for. They’re making the best of their not-spectacular location by churning out some of the best damn chili in town and if you call ahead, you can pull up behind their place, honk your horn, and they’ll come right out and bring you some.
That’s right, they will bring great chili to your car if you pull up in the alley in the back.
It’s all pretty damn tasty, but you’ll wanna be gettin’ some cornbread involved. The Chili Shooter, a cornbread chili-bowl filled with any one of their great chilis and topped with melted cheese is a must, especially as it’s only $3.50. Hell, you should probably just order a few of those and do a chili flight. The Chili Dingo is also pretty fantastic—a chili dog on a cornbread bun. Yep. It’s pretty much as good as you’re imagining right now. The only thing Drew and I differed on was the vegan chili; Drew could not be swayed by its charms, but I thought it was delicious.
Places like Tub’s are the reason LA Foodie exists. Finding little mom & pop places that are just doing their damndest to get their awesome food to the masses so they can make a living doing what they love… that’s what we’re all about.
These guys just love chili. If you’ve been hankering for a bowl of warm, long-simmered comfort delivered in a moist cornbread shell, get the hell over here. This place is worth the drive.
Guys, we’ve all been to In-N-Out. There’s probably one within walking distance from where you live. It tastes good. It’s consistent. We didn’t want to go to just any In-N-Out, so we went to probably the coolest one.
"They’re all the same!" you say. We say they aren’t. After dark, this In-N-Out is super cool because there are airplanes practically landing on top of you. Is it worth it to come out here just for the planes? That’s up to you. It’s pretty cool, but most people would probably prefer to go to the In-N-Out by their house. You’ll end up here eventually, though. We all head out here to pick up friends from the airport sometime or another. If you find yourself out here one evening, it’s worth lingering around.
Let’s face it. There’s not much in El Segundo for good drive thrus. There is, however, one that stands out and is pretty unique.We liked the spicy chicken.
The gyoza and chicken katsu were also good, but need to be eaten warm. Once they start to cool off they aren’t so good. For those of you who are gyoza purists, you may not be too happy with the extra crispy style served here. This is the longest we’ve had to wait by a long shot. To be fair, the food isn’t premade, and there is a good bit of prep involved for this food. Worth a trip if you are in the area!