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Diego Nunez
About Me:
Executive Producer for KCET New Media and KCET Food. Creator and Executive Producer of Free Lunch. Interested in a Free Lunch? Once a week we're going to treat one of our kcet.org commenters to lunch at a reasonably-priced restaurant in the Los Angeles area. To sign up, all you need to do is leave us a comment on any Free Lunch video page telling us you're interested. Facebook: KCETfood
Favorite KCET Show:
At Home with Venetia in Kyoto
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My KCET.org Activities
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    Tom "TK" Nagano takes Free Lunch to the quintessential Los Angeles dive bar. Meet a colorful cast of characters in this one time speakeasy and haunt of Charles Bukowski.
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    Old college friends Ben and Leah reunite over dim sum at Elite Restaurant in Monterey Park.
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    Charles Phoenix takes Free Lunch to his favorite restaurant in all of Los Angeles, Pann's. "Homespun and family run since 1958!"
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    Free Lunch takes you to an Italian cafe, bakery, pizzeria, restaurant and factory all in one. Eatalian Cafe was started in Gardena three years ago by Antonio Pellini and Eugenia Catellani, a couple from Italy's gastro-fabulous Emilia-Romagna region.
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    Free Lunch tries to keep up with a comedy duo at The Park Restaurant in Echo Park. Randy Liedtke took us, and fellow comic Davey Johnson, to one of his favorite spots for casual dining.
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    Free Lunch accompanies D.J. Waldie to Baba Ghanouj in Long Beach. D.J. has a long history with George Mitri, the restaurant's owner.
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    LACMA staffer Christine Choi visited Mid-Wilshire's simplethings, where fresh-made sandwiches and signature pies come together on one menu.
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    Free Lunch visits Cole's, established in 1908 at the base of the historic Pacific Electric Building. Our guests Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark ordered their famous French Dip accompanied by some signature cocktails.
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    Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark became the best of friends in the most unusual of circumstances, and those who know these mixology mavens would say it couldn't have happened any other way.
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    Free Lunch treats Jeremy Bowditch to Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills. The menu at this alehouse and brasserie emphasizes the use of local, seasonal produce to complement their craft beers.
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    Free Lunch treats kcet.org commenter David Vernon to Cacao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock. He orders an Azteca Mocha Latte followed by a signature taco made with duck confit, as well as the vegetarian chile rellenos al fresco.
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    Free Lunch treats Jameson Rollins, a researcher at Caltech's LIGO, to Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant in Highland Park. Jameson ordered the faux-chicken mole at Cinnamon, which specializes in Mexican food.
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    Free Lunch takes the hosts of The Dinner Party Download, Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, to Mo-Chica where they ordered mixed ceviche, oxtail risotto and lomo saltado.
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    Thank you for your honest feedback. It would be great to know what joints you would consider to be delicious and traditional....
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    If you happen to visit Spicy BBQ please remember to share your experience with us. Thank you....
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    Great question. The burger is served like that or with cheese. However, I'm sure Hugo's would provide condiments if asked. I don't recall the bun being ciabatta, but it was fresh. This video was shot in West Hollywood and both...
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    Free Lunch had the pleasure of treating kcet.org commenter and 'taco expert' Libby Rego to Guisados which serves "traditional homestyle braises on fresh handmade tortillas."
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    People eat out with children all the time and after doing over a dozen Free Lunch episodes, it was about time we served up an episode for children. For this week's installment, KCET treated Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson, moms and co-founders of TastyBrand, to Hugo's Restaurant.
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    For this week's Free Lunch, we treated Felicia Friesema to Forage in Silver Lake. She ordered soy and Coca-Cola marinated flank steak, Gloria's Broccoli and summer succotash.
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    Thanks for the great recommendations Jessica and SinoSoul, we have some following up to do....
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    For this week's Free Lunch we're back in downtown Los Angeles, treating blogger Maya Meinert of shopeatsleep.com to The Lazy Ox Canteen in Little Tokyo.
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    You're right that the prices are low throughout the SGV. It's not apparent from the phrasing in our post. Thank you for pointing that out....
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    Gary, they're open from 7 am until 7 pm. Don't know if they're serving lunches that early, but certainly that late. Enjoy....
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    Thank you for all of the feedback (here and in other posts). We really appreciate it. Since we took Jonathan Gold at his written word, so to speak, I called Spicy BBQ to confirm whether they actually used coconut milk...
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    KCET's Free Lunch was invited to attend Savor Los Angeles, Pairings! which showcased food from some known restaurants as well as up-and-coming food entrepreneurs. Our guest-critic for this event was Daryl Berg who enjoyed himself so much that he took over the shoot.
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    KCET had the pleasure of treating Gabrielle Pascoe to Spicy BBQ which specializes in Northern Thai food. She ended up ordering egg noodles in curry sauce with chicken and fried ground pork salad with an ice tea.
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    Thank you for watching and for your input. Broadly speaking, you may be right. However, it is also true that our guests' opinions are their own. Check out Clara Lee's review, she enjoyed her Free Lunch with some exceptions: http://www.kcet.org/socal/food/freelunch/32942-komodo-fusion-tacos-and-meatballs.html...
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    We treated David to lunch at MoKo. Aside from highlighting seasonal ingredients, another key ingredient to MoKo's "MOdern KOrean" offerings is the chef, Gary Robins, who hails from New York.
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    The Germans really wanted to eat Paul after his prediction. He will be missed in the next World Cup....
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    Kcet.org commenter Glass of Win - aka Rachael Faught - has a charbroiled pork baguette at Bánh Mì Mỹ-Tho, a tiny mom-and-pop take-out place in Alhambra that serves a variety of delicious-looking "French" sandwiches.
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    Thank you for your honest feedback. It would be great to know what joints you would consider to be delicious and traditional....
  • Comment
    If you happen to visit Spicy BBQ please remember to share your experience with us. Thank you....
  • Comment
    Great question. The burger is served like that or with cheese. However, I'm sure Hugo's would provide condiments if asked. I don't recall the bun being ciabatta, but it was fresh. This video was shot in West Hollywood and both...
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    Thanks for the great recommendations Jessica and SinoSoul, we have some following up to do....
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    You're right that the prices are low throughout the SGV. It's not apparent from the phrasing in our post. Thank you for pointing that out....
  • Comment
    Gary, they're open from 7 am until 7 pm. Don't know if they're serving lunches that early, but certainly that late. Enjoy....
  • Comment
    Thank you for all of the feedback (here and in other posts). We really appreciate it. Since we took Jonathan Gold at his written word, so to speak, I called Spicy BBQ to confirm whether they actually used coconut milk...
  • Comment
    Thank you for watching and for your input. Broadly speaking, you may be right. However, it is also true that our guests' opinions are their own. Check out Clara Lee's review, she enjoyed her Free Lunch with some exceptions: http://www.kcet.org/socal/food/freelunch/32942-komodo-fusion-tacos-and-meatballs.html...
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    The Germans really wanted to eat Paul after his prediction. He will be missed in the next World Cup....
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    The following suggestions were posted on Facebook: Ginormous Biscuits & Gravy from Gaffey Street Diner in San Pedro. 2 will fill you up til dinner! Good Udon Soup doesn't hurt either @ Kura Sushi on Sunset!...
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