The CHEFS’ TOYS Story
Cooking is about playing, right?
So, who delivers the best toys? Our video on Steve Dickler and his dreamy culinary emporiums shows you the how and why.
Dickler started out as a knife sharpener, collected some of the best restaurant talent in the Qarea, and built a restaurant and kitchen supply empire.
How to make crazy-good olive oil
The Great Paso Robles Olive Oil Adventure!
Your GT correspondents recently captured one of the most impressive 24-hour farm to table exercises in the state of California – olive oil harvesting and pressing with Terrace Hill Olive Oil Co.
Check out the videos to see how Shannon, Frank and Andrew Tucker transformed their Paso Robles retirement property into a thriving boutique family EVOO business.
We follow the action from the trees to the press. Amazing stuff!
TIP: Terrace Hill has a cult-like following among chefs and hardcore foodies in Orange County. Grab some at the Orange Home Grown Farmers Market.
The Weekender part 1
Your GrubTribe reps took a trip to Paso Robles for wine crazy and olive harvest!
The two wineries we visited were as different as oil and vinegar.
Broken Earth’s wine program is headed by one of the most intense and exacting wine makers in the world, Chris Carmen from Australia.
Alta Colina is a family run winery that makes 2,000 cases of wine every year.
Check out the videos to see how daughter and dad run the operation.
Both vintners talked about old varietals they are bringing back, the pluses and minuses of growing grapes in Paso Robles, and some tips on choosing wine.
Are the two best restaurants in CDM under one roof?
Chef Steve Kling runs two restaurant concepts in the same location. Five Crowns is an Orange County classic, with roast beef featured prominently. The SideDoor is more of a gastropub where Kling can break with convention a little more. He sat down with us to talk food, passion, and local ingredients.
We also talked to Randy Ralph Thais, the head bartender, about poetry, booze, bartending and the Bard.
Meet The Tribe
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Along the way we’ve talked with some Wine experts and we call them GrubCast…
Remember when GrubTribe co-founder Jeff Fliegler aka “Fliegz” was on the radio – SoCal Restaurant show hosted by the one and only Andy Harris. So Tune into AM830 this Saturday and every Saturday thereafter.
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Highlights from the last few weeks
This is a regular occurrence in our lives:
Friend: Hey I have a special occasion on Friday. I want to do something, really special or have a dirty good time or have some great food without dropping major coin.
Us: Take a look at GrubTribe.com.
Friend: Come on. Just give me a few spots. You always know best.
Us: Ok… if you really want to nail it go to [insert name of rad restaurant]. Tell ‘em GrubTribe sent you.
So. . we decided to try something new to scale this recommendation scenario. We know it’s a little long, and if Jeff says ‘awesome’ one more time he’ll get a ticket from the vocab police. . but, hey, you gotta start somewhere.
This is an X and O, play-by-play breakdown of two restaurant menus that we love. We have lots of favorites so if you like this we’ll do more.