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Top Shelf is our show about food, spirits and all the other things that make life worth living. Different restaurants, bars or venues are interviewed for each episode.

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Aug 03 2016

Dos Chinos

On this episode of Top Shelf, Adam and Hop sit down with founder and owner of Dos Chinos, Hop Phan. We talk about where the name comes from, Hops background, starting a food truck, picking the right Mexican/Asian fusions, the stoner community, creating unique salsas, catering and Sit Low Pho. We then discuss the delicious food we sampled, including the Stoner Fries, Hollywood Chicken Burrito, and the ThaiChata.

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Hop Phan, Hop, and Adam

Hop Phan, Hop, and Adam

Stoner Fries

Stoner Fries

Hollywood Chicken Burrito

Hollywood Chicken Burrito

Jun 11 2016

Love Baked Wings

On this episode of Top Shelf, Adam and Katie sit down with founder and owner of Love Baked Wings, Mike Shand. We talk about Mike’s background in cooking, being a private chef for Beyonce and Jay-Z, catering events, cooking without the use of freezers, fryers or microwaves, being environmentally conscious, the difference between drumsticks, drumettes, and wings, and volunteering at LA Kitchen. We then discuss the delicious food we sampled, including Potato Wedges, Carrot Fries, Pickled Cucumbers, Garlic Parm & Rosemary, Spicy BBQ, and Ranch Rub Wings, Sesame Ginger and Burning Jerk Drumsticks, and the LBW Infamous Boneless Strips.

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Mike Shand, Katie, and Adam

Mike Shand, Katie, and Adam

Potato Wedges, Carrot Fries, and Pickled Cucumbers

Potato Wedges, Carrot Fries, and Pickled Cucumbers

Sesame Ginger and Burning Jerk Drumsticks, and the LBW Infamous Boneless Strips

Sesame Ginger and Burning Jerk Drumsticks, and the LBW Infamous Boneless Strips

Garlic Parm & Rosemary and Spicy BBQ Wings

Garlic Parm & Rosemary and Spicy BBQ Wings

Ranch Rub Wings

Ranch Rub Wings

May 17 2016

Barcito

On this episode of Top Shelf, Adam and Katie sit down with founder and owner of Barcito, Andrea Borgen. We talk about Andrea’s background at the Hillstone Restaurant Group, the inspiration for her Argentine Cocktail Bar, hosting events, being friendly in the community, the group menu, food selection, cocktails on tap, moving to a gratuity free model, and the churros. We then discuss the delicious food we sampled, including the Ensalada Mixta, Artichoke Tartine, Ñoquis, Milanesa, Cordero, and the cream filled Churros. Make sure to join the Apertivo Hour that is on now daily from 5-7pm.
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Entrance of Barcito

Entrance of Barcito

Artichoke tartine. Puff pastry, burrata, blistered cherry tomatoes

Artichoke tartine. Puff pastry, burrata, blistered cherry tomatoes

Ensalada Mixta. Grilled red romaine, orange supremes, croutons, feta

Ensalada Mixta. Grilled red romaine, orange supremes, croutons, feta

Ñoquis. Ricotta-potato dumplings, pea pesto, guanciale

Ñoquis. Ricotta-potato dumplings, pea pesto, guanciale

Milanesa. Pan fried chicken, spring vegetable succotash

Milanesa. Pan fried chicken, spring vegetable succotash

Cordero. Lamb belly medallions, roasted spring onions

Cordero. Lamb belly medallions, roasted spring onions

Chocolate mousse. Amaro whipped cream

Chocolate mousse. Amaro whipped cream

Churros. Dulce de leche, cinnamon-sugar

Churros. Dulce de leche, cinnamon-sugar

AndreaBorgen

Founder and owner of Barcito, Andrea Borgen, with Adam and Katie, Yelp Community Manager of LA.

Feb 07 2013

Bacaro LA

Adam and Recks sit down with Executive Chef Lior and Robert of Bacaro LA. We discuss becoming a Master Chef, their amazing food, choosing wines, the intimate atmosphere, creating the menu, vegan food, experimenting with new dishes and Monday Happy hour.

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Bacaro LA Inside

Bacaro LA Inside

Bacaro Burger

Bacaro Burger

Chipotle Cauliflower

Chipotle Cauliflower

 

Nov 16 2012

Wurstkuche

Adam and Recks sit down with Joseph Pitruzzelli of Wurstkuche. We discuss the proper pronunciation, their beginnings and fast growth, choosing the sausages, how sausage is made, toppings, Austin Blues, Duck and Bacon with Jalepenos, dipping sauces, the beer selection, gourmet sodas, vegetarian options and knowing your product.

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Joseph Pitruzzelli

Austin Blues

Duck & Bacon with Jalapeno Peppers

Bratwurst, Austin Blues, Duck & Bacon with Jalapeno Pepers and Belgian Fries

Sausage Fridge

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