• Restaurants & Beverages May 4, 2022 8:57 pm

    May the 4th Be with You… at Scum & Villainy Cantina

    May the 4th be with you… at Scum & Villainy Cantina in a galaxy not so far away! California Live’s Paul Costabile ventures to the heart of Hollywood into a Star Wars-themed bar and restaurant to celebrate the biggest ‘Star Wars’ day. Joined by J.C. Reifenberg, owner of Scum & Villainy Cantina, and alongside attendees, Paul gets details on today’s...

  • Restaurants & Beverages April 30, 2022 12:25 am

    Moulin Rouge-Style Hotspot in the Heart of Hollywood

    California Live’s Paul Costabile gets an inside tour of the immersive Hollywood supper club, MainRo, where show business and night life come together. Creator and owner, Romain Zago, describes the inspiration behind MainRo and showcases dishes from his worldly influenced menu. The non-stop entertainment does not end there! Paul joins the show as he takes center stage. Watch to learn...

  • Restaurants & Beverages April 28, 2022 5:39 pm

    Chef Suzanne Goin of Cara Cara Keeps it California Fresh

    Executive Chef Suzanne Goin does not seize to amaze with her newest venture, Cara Cara, the restaurant located on the rooftop of the Proper Hotel. California Live’s Jessica Vilchis takes in the sweeping views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline as she chats with Chef Suzanne about her seasonal menu and the inspiration behind her flavors. Learn how to make...

  • Restaurant Pop-up April 19, 2022 9:12 pm

    Legendary Chef Gaggan Anand Takes Over L.A. Hotspot

    Bangkok’s iconic Michelin-starred Chef Gaggan Anand is on top of the world! California Live’s Danielle Nottingham gets the exclusive details on his U.S. pop-up takeover of the E.P. & L.P. rooftop in West Hollywood. For one night only, Chef Gaggan will collaborate with Monty Koludrovic (Culinary Director of Botanical Hospitality) and Nick Russo (Head Chef of E.P. Restaurant) for an...

  • Restaurants & Beverages April 19, 2022 3:32 am

    Historic Restaurant Expands Its Menu After 50 Years

    Popular for its charbroiled chicken among locals, Dino’s Famous Chicken is expanding their menu for the first time in 50 years. Four sisters carry on their father’s legacy of serving the community a fusion of traditional Greek flavors with hints of Latin flair. Find out what new chef, Royce Burke, has been cooking in the Dino’s kitchen!

  • Restaurants & Beverages April 15, 2022 10:42 pm

    A Taste of the East Coast on the West Coast

    California Live’s Lisa Breckenridge is enjoying a taste of the East Coast on the West Coast at Connie and Ted’s, a West Hollywood staple serving New England seafood classics. Chef Sam Baxter who opened the restaurant 10 years ago, highlights some of the popular menu selections and shows Lisa how to shuck an oyster.

  • Lisa Breckenridge April 11, 2022 8:46 pm

    Chef Marcos Spaziani's Newest Venture in Downtown L.A.

    Chef Marcos Spaziani of Bravo TV’s, “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” welcomes California Live’s Lisa Breckenridge above deck to his newest hip brunch spot in Downtown LA, Marlou. Lisa samples some of the popular dishes which include a flair of Venezuelan, Italian, and Korean influence. Catch Chef Marcos on “Below Deck Sailing Yacht – Season 3” on Mondays at 8pm on...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 17, 2022 9:09 pm

    Muldoon's Irish Pub Serves Traditional Irish Fare

    Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with brew, bagpipes, and traditional Irish cuisine. California Live’s Jessica Vilchis and Amber Pfister chat with Pub Director, Mary Jo Murphy about the traditional dishes served for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Learn more about the food and why fish and chips are a pub-restaurant staple.

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 17, 2022 8:21 pm

    Award-Winning Bagpiper Kicks Off St. Patrick's Day Festivities

    California Live is kicking off St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach. Jessica Vilchis and Amber Pfister join in on spreading Irish cheer. Amber talks to world-class bagpiper, Seumus Coyne, of Irish descent, who has been playing the bagpipes professionally since the age of twelve. He shares the childhood story about the talk he had with...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 15, 2022 9:19 pm

    Making a Delicious Seared Lamb Loin with Chef Joseph Paire

    Figuring out the perfect dish to serve for a gathering can sometimes be a challenge. California Live’s Malou Nubla has found a chef with an easy to do recipe that will surely impress your guests. Executive Chef, Joseph Paire, from Limewood Restaurant inside the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley shares his secrets to making the perfect lamb loin. Malou gets a...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 10, 2022 6:12 pm

    James Beard Semifinalist Shares Inspiring Story of Besharam

    Women’s History Month is underway and California Live is recognizing women and their inspiring stories. Malou Nubla visits the San Francisco restaurant, Besharam that is owned by Chef Heena Patel who is a James Beard Semifinalist and is in the running for ‘Best Chef in California.’ Chef Heena’s culinary journey stems back to the time spent learning to cook with...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 10, 2022 7:27 pm

    Modern French Bistro with an Indian Twist

    California Live’s Amber Pfister takes us to a hidden gem in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles – Camphor Restaurant, a modern bistro offering a fusion of French and Indian cuisine. Amber meets with Co-Executive Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George to discuss this beautiful, bright restaurant and the inspiration behind the fusion. Find out which menu item was...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 3, 2022 11:01 pm

    Experience the Vibrant Flavors of Peru atop a Rooftop in LA

    As part of Women’s History Month, California Live salutes Stephanie Izard who, in 2008, was the first woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef. She has joined the LA culinary scene with her second restaurant, Cabra. California Live’s Lisa Breckenridge gets a behind the scenes taste of the elaborate menu which is a nod to the many cultural influences in Peru....

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 3, 2022 6:29 pm

    NBA Star Opens Soul Food Kitchen in the Heart of LA

    “California Live” continues to highlight Black excellence with former NBA star, former Mayor of Sacramento, and now owner of Fixins Soul Kitchen, Kevin Johnson. Danielle Nottingham joins Kevin for a one-on-one talk about soul food, the inspiration behind his new restaurant, the importance of diversity and Grandma Gladys Johnson’s peach cobbler! Watch to get your ‘Fixins’!

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 2, 2022 8:47 pm

    CHIFA Dishes Up a Fusion of Two Cultures

    California Live’s Danielle Nottingham visits a delicious hidden gem in Eagle Rock – CHIFA. The restaurant is colorful and vibrant in cuisine and culture. A tale of migration from Hong Kong to Lima, Peru where families joined: Cantonese and Peruvian. Ultimately, settling in California and bringing with them a fusion of family recipes. Still family owned, CHIFA offers unique Chinese/Peruvian...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 2, 2022 6:18 pm

    Chef Jamie Gwen Explores an Urban Eatery

    Gather your family and friends, we’re headed to Long Beach for craft food, craft brew, and good times! California Live’s Amber Pfister is joined by Chef Jamie Gwen as she gives us an inside look at SteelCraft, an outdoor urban eatery that offers communal space for people to eat, drink, and play. Chef Gwen discusses Kim Gros (Founder of SteelCraft),...

  • Restaurants & Beverages March 2, 2022 7:15 pm

    A Vegan Burger Beaming with Color

    California Live’s Lisa Breckenridge visits the home of the original rainbow vegan burger, Flower Burger. The multi-colored burger that is good for you and the environment. The buns are naturally vibrant shades of purple, yellow, green and more, and all made from scratch. David Platt, Owner of Flower Burger, details how this colorful concept made its way to LA, key...

  • Restaurants & Beverages February 24, 2022 6:13 pm

    Former Recording Studio Now Serving Hits From the Kitchen

    Former historic recording studio is now the one-stop hotspot for an evening out in Hollywood! Grandmaster Recorders offers a rooftop with sweeping views, New-world Italian dining, a lounge and dancing! California Live’s Amber Pfister tours the space where some of the most amazing records in history were recorded.

  • Restaurants & Beverages February 7, 2022 8:47 pm

    Mad Adventure at ‘The Alice'

    Solve riddles and enjoy Wonderland cocktails in this fun, new immersive experience. California Live’s Amber Pfister takes us down the rabbit hole into The Alice. For more info, please visitThe Alice

  • Restaurants & Beverages January 26, 2022 11:53 pm

    Sushi Roku Redesigned

    California Live’s Danielle Nottingham tours the newly redesigned Sushi Roku in Santa Monica and marvels at the sprawling views of the Pacific with a fresh ocean breeze that is felt throughout. Danielle is joined by the Director of Operations, Seth Glassman as he details the fresh new look, the new signature sushi to-go box, and the return of Happy Hour!...

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