The Gray Event
The OC Culinary Community comes together to save the elephants. Lead by Pascal Olhats and Lek Chailert the Grey event raised money to support the elephant sanctuary in Thailand that is raising awareness to prevent the cruelty and butality against elephants.
For more check out http://saveelephant.org
The Indian Spirit
So many OC people have their first taste of Indian Cuisine at the Clay Oven. It’s been a mainstay in Irvine for 30+ years.
We had the pleasure of interviewing chef Geeta Bansal the other day, and she talked about everything from garam marsala to what it takes to be a chef. She has wonderful perspective, and you can read more here, but for now check out this great interview.
What’s the Deal with
99 and 100 Point Wines?
Phil Dunn wrote an interesting wine post about 99 and 100 point vino.. If you enjoy your wine, you need to read. Here’s the link
An Orange County Legend
Alan Greeley is a legend in Orange County. His restaurant, The Golden Truffle, has been a favorite to all of those that have dined there over the past 30 years.
We have an excellent interview. Chef Alan talks about history, tells a hilarious culinary caper, gives away the secret on how to make the best octopus in O.C. and he gives us a lesson in Seafood.
Check out his soul food night on Wednesdays
Meet The Tribe
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.
THE GOLDEN FOODIES ’16
We have highlights from the red carpet and back stage. Make sure you check ’em out.
Huge Thank You to all of you that voted for us. We so appreciate it!
And a special thanks to all the chefs, bartenders, farmers, somms and restauranteurs for letting us spend some time with you and tell your stories. You are the true stars.
We never try to take ourselves too seriously, but we do take our work seriously and to get any type of recognition is so overwhelming. We have no words (well, wait, we just did ;-)).
So here’s to the OC food scene, all the producers, promoters and people-pleasers. Most of all, here’s to you who love to eat – the connoisseurs and recreational obsessives that keep us all in biz! You’re the best people. Just ask Julia Child.