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Featuring some of Southern California's finest chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists and wine aficionados, the SoCal Restaurant Show provides a wealth of information, news and interviews with the top people in the food world. Hosted by Andy Harris and Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group, we provide 2 hours of great entertainment each week.

SoCal Restaurant Sho‪w‬ Andrew Harris and Andrew Gruel

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Featuring some of Southern California's finest chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists and wine aficionados, the SoCal Restaurant Show provides a wealth of information, news and interviews with the top people in the food world. Hosted by Andy Harris and Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group, we provide 2 hours of great entertainment each week.

    Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

    Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

    We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.







    Anne Marie Panoringan is Voice of OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Panoringan’s prior efforts includes writing about food for 8 years at the OC Weekly in which she interviewed more than 330 chefs, restauranteurs and industry professionals for her weekly “On the Line” column. Anne Marie joins us in-studio to talk about the new variations of progressive Ramen on the OC scene, and Detroit and Sicilian-style square pizza (which will be part of her next column available on February 22nd.) Also, Anne Marie will update us on Chef Amy Lebrun’s (ex-Lido Bottle Works) new association.







    Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden with locations in Long Beach (2018) and the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles is a German restaurant and pub specializing in contemporary German fare with a modern twist. They also are known for freshly tapped German and Belgian beers. Rasselbock features 35 German and Belgian beers, homemade sangrias and a selection of German and California wines. The Rasselbock menu includes multiple versions of schnitzel, sausages, Bavarian pretzels and their signature apple strudel for dessert. The offerings also include multiple vegetarian and vegan options plus kid-friendly dishes. Both Rasselbocks have reopened for outside, patio dining nightly with proper distancing between tables. On weekends the restaurants open at 12 Noon. Takeout is available, too. Is Rasselbock on the menu? Proprietor Bjoern Risse joins us with the explanation.







    Riip Beer Co. is located in Sunset Beach, a historic sub-district of Huntington Beach, California directly on Pacific Coast Highway across the street from the beach & the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. “Riip Beer Company started in 2014 as a Home Brew Operation on a 20 Gallon Brew Sculpture by More Beer in a small garage in Downtown Huntington Beach, California.” The winning tradition of Riip has continued under the direction of Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operations, Ian McCall who is a Huntington Beach resident. Ian joined Riip Beer Co. (a bit over 2 years ago) from Beachwood Brewing where he was lead brewer of their Long Beach facility. At last year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Riip was in the highly exclusive category of most medaled breweries garnering a Gold and two Silvers! We’re tapping the keg with Brewmaster Ian McCall.







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    • 10 min
    Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part One

    Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part One

    Anne Marie Panoringan is Voice of OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Panoringan’s prior efforts includes writing about food for 8 years at the OC Weekly in which she interviewed more than 330 chefs, restauranteurs and industry professionals for her weekly “On the Line” column. Anne Marie’s work has been recognized by the Orange County Press Club. 







    Anne Marie joins us in-studio to talk about the new variations of progressive Ramen on the OC scene, and Detroit and Sicilian-style square pizza (which will be part of her next column available on February 22nd.) Also Anne Marie will update us on Chef Amy Lebrun’s (ex-Lido Bottle Works) new association. There is a new executive chef at Lido Bottle Works, too.







    Anne Marie’s columns can be found on the Voice of OC’s Website. Click on the “Arts & Culture” tab on the top of the Home Page.

    • 11 min
    Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part Two

    Anne Marie Panoringan, Voice of OC’s Food Columnist Part Two

    Anne Marie Panoringan is Voice of OC’s well-informed food columnist. She reports industry news, current events and trends. Panoringan’s prior efforts includes writing about food for 8 years at the OC Weekly in which she interviewed more than 330 chefs, restauranteurs and industry professionals for her weekly “On the Line” column. Anne Marie’s work has been recognized by the Orange County Press Club. 







    Anne Marie now picks up the conversation to talk about the new variations of progressive Ramen on the OC scene, (think Birria “Hangover” Ramen at Nandomo by HiroNori,) and Detroit and Sicilian-style square pizza (which will be part of her next column available on February 22nd.) Also Anne Marie will update us on Chef Amy Lebrun’s (ex-Lido Bottle Works) new association.







    Anne Marie’s columns can be found on the Voice of OC’s Website. Click on the “Arts & Culture” tab on the top of the Home Page.

    • 13 min
    Restaurateur Bjoern Risse, Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden, Long Beach & Mar Vista

    Restaurateur Bjoern Risse, Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden, Long Beach & Mar Vista

    Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden with locations in Long Beach (2018) and the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles is a German restaurant and pub specializing in contemporary German fare with a modern twist. They also specialize in freshly tapped German and Belgian beers. Rasselbock features 35 German and Belgian beers, homemade sangrias and a selection of German and California wines.







    The Rasselbock menu includes multiple versions of schnitzel, sausages, Bavarian pretzels and their signature apple strudel for dessert. The offerings also include multiple vegetarian and vegan options plus kid-friendly dishes.







    Both Rasselbocks have reopened for outside, patio dining nightly with proper distancing between tables. On weekends the restaurants open at 12 Noon. Takeout is available, too.







    Is Rasselbock on the menu? Proprietor Bjoern Risse joins us with the explanation.

    • 11 min
    Brewmaster Ian McCall, Riip Beer Co., Huntington Beach Part One

    Brewmaster Ian McCall, Riip Beer Co., Huntington Beach Part One

    Riip Beer Co. is located in Sunset Beach, a historic sub-district of Huntington Beach, California directly on Pacific Coast Highway across the street from the beach & the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. “Riip Beer Company started in 2014 as a Home Brew Operation on a 20 Gallon Brew Sculpture by More Beer in a small garage in Downtown Huntington Beach, California.”







    The winning tradition of Riip has continued under the direction of Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operations, Ian McCall who is a Huntington Beach resident. Ian joined Ripp Beer Co. (a bit over 2 years ago) from Beachwood Brewing where he was lead brewer of their Long Beach facility. At last year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Riip was in the highly exclusive category of most medaled breweries garnering a Gold and two Silvers! 







    For this Weekend Riip has a pair of news brews on tap. Playa Nublada: Hazy IPA dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe. Old School Values: a modern take on a classic IPA. Riip “paired classic American hops, Amarillo, Centennial and Zythos with modern kettle and dry hopping processes and the result is rad!”







    We’re tapping the keg with Brewmaster Ian McCall.

    • 11 min
    Brewmaster Ian McCall, Riip Beer Co., Huntington Beach Part Two

    Brewmaster Ian McCall, Riip Beer Co., Huntington Beach Part Two

    Riip Beer Co. is located in Sunset Beach, a historic sub-district of Huntington Beach, California directly on Pacific Coast Highway across the street from the beach & the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Riip Beer Company started in 2014 as a Home Brew Operation on a 20 Gallon Brew Sculpture by More Beer in a small garage in Downtown Huntington Beach, California.”







    “Founded by two Brother-in-Laws in 2014, Riip Beer became one of Southern California’s first Nano Breweries to hit the rapid growing craft beer scene producing some of the best small batch, hand crafted ales in Orange County. Riip Beer was built organically from the ground up, the same way they craft their beers.”







    “In 2016 Riip Beer Company for the first time ever entered the prestigious GABF (Great American Beer Festival) competition and received a Silver Medal for it’s Super Cali IPA in the uber competitive American IPA category. Brewed on their 3bbl system Riip Beer became the smallest brewery to ever win a GABF in the American IPA category with over 400 entries from around the globe.”







    The winning tradition has continued under the direction of Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operation, Ian McCall, who is a Huntington Beach resident. Ian joined Riip Beer Co. (a bit over 2 years ago) from Beachwood Brewing where he was lead brewer of their Long Beach facility. 







    At last year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Riip was in the highly exclusive category of most medaled breweries. They were awarded Gold for their Belgian-Style Ale – Category 82 (Tangible Passion,) A Silver for Coffee Stout or Porter – Category 10 (The Riizzo,)  and a Silver for American-Style Black Ale or American-Style – Category 69 (Black the Ripper.)







    At any given time the Riip Beer Co. Tasting Room in Huntington Beach offers an impressive selection of 19 craft beers on tap. Soon to be released to the Riip Tasting Room is their collaboration beer with MoonGoat Coffee Roasters, “Triip to the Moon.”







    We’re continuing our tasting with Brewmaster Ian McCall.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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Interesting and informative interviews

I like learning about these restaurants and other establishments in the Southern California area. I enjoyed the interview with the head distiller at R6 Distillery; Smokey Hollow Tasting & Tap Room in El Segundo.

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