Episode 12 GuacAmigos

GuacAmigos is the brainchild of restaurant magnates Nicole & Michael Kelly in partnership with the legendary skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk.

GuacAmigos feature an amazing waterside location with rustic decor accented with memorabilia from Tony and his friends including surfer Kelly Slater.

The restaurant features a few really unique items you have to check out including the Lobster Taco – its a $28 all crab claw meat delight wrapped in a tortilla.

Is there any Caviar here? Why yes there is a Caviar Taco (what?) that is a $60 delicacy.

Also the table side guacamole allows your server to prepare in front of you according to your desired ingredients a customized condiment according with whatever spice, ingredients and consistently you desire. So basically a dinner and show experience.

For the grand opening Tony Hawk and friends setup a full on skateboard demonstration in the parking lot.


Episode 10 Descanso Modern Taqueria

Descanso is a modern taqueria in that we celebrate authentic Mexican flavors and recipes executed on a traditional plancha and prepared at your table. Imagine a Japanese cooking table only making killer tacos. Descanso also makes a mean margarita and other fine craft cocktails.

Choose from the PLANCHA, TACO BAR or STANDARD Dining options.


Episode 9 Taishi Hainan Chicken

Hainan chicken rice is arguably one of the most popular dish in south east Asia. Originated from Hainan island south eastern of China and has gain overwhelming popularity in neighboring countries such as Vietnam Thailand Malaysia and Singapore. Because of that, there are many variation to the dish such as Cantonese style, Singaporean style, Thai style, etc.

“Taishi” actually comes from a Chinese word meaning “Thai Style”. If you’ve ever been to Thailand you’ll know that almost every area with street food there’ll be at least one Hainan Chicken Rice cart. It’s definitely one of the most popular street food in Thailand


Episode 8 R10 Social House

R/10 Social House is a Redondo Beach gastropub with farm-to-table kitchen, handcrafted cocktails and a selection of artisan beers and wines.

Named after the closest deep sea buoy (R10) known amongst local boaters, paddlers and seafarers of all kinds (especially the seal variety) as a meeting spot, R/10 Social House is the ideal meeting spot on land. In a spacious 2-floor setting of reclaimed chic with nautical nods, guests can find a scenic spot for a quick bite or linger over a meal while taking in panoramic waterfront views and indulging in picture-perfect California sunsets. Upstairs, the Chesterfield Lounge harkens back to a bygone era showcasing a vintage bar and craft spirits where the suspenders behind the bar are always ready to pour you a classic or house cocktail. Since Southern California affords us the luxury of diversity, we’re able to select farm produce that may have a brief season and use them at their peak. Our menu showcases impeccably sourced ingredients from local farms with high standards of sustainability and organic cultivation.


Episode 7 Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

We are hosted by chef Rich Mead at his restaurant Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens.

Farmhouse is set in the middle of a seven acre nursery in the middle of Corona Del Mar.

With super local vegetables, fish and meats bought weekly from the farmers market and small single source providers, the food here is something to love.

The bar is equally fresh.