• Restaurants & Beverages December 28, 2022 1:32 pm

    San Diego's Lucha Libre-Inspired Taco Shop

    California Live’s Amber Pfister gets ready to rumble her way through a San Diego-based taco shop inspired by Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling. The local favorite is vibrant in color, art, and cuisine. Amber also gets a taste of their new venture, Zonkey.

  • Amber Pfister December 6, 2022 2:44 pm

    Late Night Bites in the Heart of Hollywood

    California Live’s Amber Pfister takes us to a Hollywood hotspot serving up sprawling views from their rooftop and dishing late night bites at Mama Shelter. She is joined by Veda Jones, Director of Image and Entertainment at Mama Shelter to discuss their pet-friendly accommodations and showcase amenities, including new food menu, late night brunch, and more! Stay tuned for all...

  • Paul Costabile December 1, 2022 4:12 pm

    Iconic L.A. Pie Hotspot Celebrates National Pie Day

    It’s National Pie Day and California Live is celebrating at the House of Pies in Los Feliz. Paul Costabile takes us behind-the-scenes at the family-owned coffee shop for details on what has kept customers coming back for decades. Learn the process of baking the perfect pie.

  • Restaurants & Beverages November 29, 2022 12:09 pm

    A Tour of an Iconic Sunset Strip Restaurant


  • Restaurants & Beverages November 14, 2022 12:17 pm

    A Taste of Chicago

    California Live breaks bread with Chicago Today at “Girl & the Goat” in LA’s Art District! Danielle Nottingham and Jessica Vilchis meet with Cortney Hall and Matt Rodrigues for a taste of Chicago. Joining them is Executive Chef, Stephanie Izard, to discuss her journey from the windy city, menu favorites, and “Girl & the Goat’s” Goatsgiving Brunch! Learn how to...

  • Restaurants & Beverages October 25, 2022 12:00 pm

    Hot New Colombian Restaurant Turns Up the Heat

    Selva is a new Colombian restaurant in Long Beach taking cooking over fire to a new level. California Live’s Lisa Breckenridge introduces us to Selva’s Chef, Carlos Jurado, who shares the fiery-hot secret behind his cooking and showcases some of his menu favorites.

  • Restaurants & Beverages October 20, 2022 12:10 pm

    Inside The Wayfarer DTLA

    Getting boo-zy in Downtown LA! California Live’s Jessica Vilchis steps into The Wayfarer DTLA hotel for a taste of their rooftop brunch and a sip at their whimsical bar, Lilly Rose. Jessica gets details on the annual spooky ‘High tea and Highball’ experience and tattoo-themed cocktails.

  • Jessica Vilchis October 18, 2022 2:02 pm

    A Taste of LA Magazine's Annual Food Event 2022

    Los Angeles Magazine is throwing the 16th Annual Food Event this Sunday, October 23, and California Live’s Jessica Vilchis is giving us a tasty peek from Culver City’s Etta. She’s joined by Etta’s Corporate Executive Chef, Jorge Campos, and Lead Bartender, Alvin Harper, for a preview of the featured bites and beverages! Learn to make “The Makers Mark Toymaker” cocktail...

  • Restaurants & Beverages October 16, 2022 11:27 am

    Tequila Thursdays at Red O Cantina

    It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and California Live’s Jessica Vilchis visits an LA cantina who is showcasing their ‘Thirsty Thursday’ line-up of tequilas! Red O Cantina’s Bar Manager, Amber Overly, shares their menu and highlights their exclusive ‘Heritage’ libations. Learn how to make the Mariposa Alma! Find the recipe below....


    **MARIPOSA ALMA**...
    2 oz. Casa Noble Blanco Tequila...
    .75 oz. Triple sec...
    5 oz. Lime...

  • Hispanic Heritage Month October 5, 2022 12:45 pm

    Around the World with Chef Aaron Sanchez

    California Live continues the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with Chef Aaron Sanchez! Jessica Vilchis chats with Chef Aaron about his culinary roadtrip highlighting Latin culture and cuisine. Join the journey as they embark on Yucatecan flavors at LA hotspot, Ka’teen.

  • Restaurants & Beverages October 4, 2022 3:09 pm

    Michelin Star Chef Showcases Tacos on National Taco Day

    California Live is celebrating National Taco Day at MÍRAME in Beverly Hills with Co-Founders, Matthew Egan and Joshua Gill, who is also a Michelin Star chef. Lisa Breckenridge visits the contemporary Mexican restaurant to learn more about their fresh seasonal cuisine and taste her way through the creative and unique tacos.

  • Restaurants & Beverages October 4, 2022 10:13 am

    A Taste of Texas in LA

    California Live continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting Homestate’s fifth location in Sherman Oaks. Laila Muhammad meets Founder, Briana Valdez, to discuss bringing her Texas-style breakfast tacos to Los Angeles and what inspired her love of Tex Mex food. Briana shares how Homestate gives back with the ‘band taco’ charity and shows us how to properly enjoy queso...

  • Restaurants & Beverages September 30, 2022 6:54 pm

    Exploring ‘Bub and Grandma's' Sandwich Shop

    Known for their baked bread across LA, the new Bub and Grandma’s shop, is a nod to old fashion sandwich hotspots. The bread is used to enhance their locally sourced produce and meats to form the perfect sandwiches. California Live’s Paul Costabile takes us inside for a taste. Get a peek at their delicious sandwiches and see what Paul has...

  • Restaurants & Beverages September 14, 2022 12:26 pm

    Vegan Mexican Restaurant with Traditional Roots

    California Live continues to celebrate Mexican Independence by highlighting the history and culture in our communities. Amber Pfister takes us inside a family owned and operated restaurant serving vegan Yucatecan cuisine – Hijo de Su Madre. Founder, Gregory Owens sits with Amber to discuss the inspiration behind the restaurant, curated recipes, and traditional dishes. Learn how this family put a...

  • Restaurants & Beverages September 13, 2022 1:19 pm

    Messhall Kitchen Celebrates 10-Years in Los Feliz

    A decade of deliciousness! California Live’s Amber Pfister takes us inside Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz for details on their 10-Year Anniversary Block Party! Amber gives us a sneak peek at their menu, worldly libations, and signature… $10 (only through the end of the month!) burger! Join the fun!

  • Restaurants & Beverages September 13, 2022 2:56 pm

    A Michelin Recognized Mexican Restaurant in LA

    California Live celebrates Mexican Independence this week with a visit to a hidden gem inside Mercado La Paloma in Downtown LA! Holbox is a Mexican restaurant with a Michelin recognized chef awarded the ‘Bib Gourmand’ for “exceptional food at a reasonable price”. Jessica Vilchis sits with Owner and Chef, Gilberto Cetina to discuss the inspiration behind Holbox, the fresh seafood,...

  • Restaurants & Beverages September 1, 2022 4:13 pm

    LA's First Vegan Butcher and Deli

    California Live correspondent, Vicki Johnson, takes us to a vegan butcher who is turning plants into flavorful meats! Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher and Deli is the first vegan butcher shop in LA. Vicki gets details on how plant-based ingredients are turned to classic deli favorites. Get a sneak peek of their best sellers.

  • Restaurants & Beverages August 22, 2022 6:41 pm

    Line Dancing, Bull Riding, and more!

    Time to kick up your heels! California Live’s Ross Thomas hits the dance floor at Mavericks in Pleasanton for some good’ol fashion line dancing. From what to wear to dancing moves, Ross gets the boot-scootin’ details and more! Debbi Del Conte, Co-owner of Mavericks, makes Ross a cocktail named in his honor – the Twisted Thomas. Find the recipe on...

  • Restaurants & Beverages August 23, 2022 1:39 am

    A Preview of Madre's Mezcal Tasting Event

    California Live’s Amber Pfister gets an exclusive look at the 500-bottle collection of traditionally crafted Mexican Mezcal. She chats with Ivan Vasquez, Owner of Madre in West Hollywood about the traditional process and techniques surrounding Mezcal and gets a sneak peek at The Maestros Del Mezcal California Release Tasting set for Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00 p.m. Learn how you...

  • Restaurants & Beverages August 19, 2022 12:19 pm

    A Sustainable Sushi Restaurant

    California Live’s Laila Muhammad visits Fiish, the new Culver City restaurant putting a spin on sushi. Chef Colin Whitbread shares his secrets to making a sushi roll at home. Learn how surfing and the love of the ocean inspired the fresh tasting menu and sustainable practices.

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