Los Angeles: Introduction (01:16)
This segment orients viewers to Phil Rosenthal's tour of American cuisine. He describes what food was like as a child.
Farmers Market (05:42)
Rosenthal lived in New York until he got a writing job in Los Angeles; L.A. has a diverse food culture. Rosenthal and his wife Monica meet Ray and Anna Romano at the market for breakfast. They enjoy huevos rancheros and chilaquiles with mole; they reminisce about working together.
Trois Mec and Petit Trois (03:30)
Chef Ludo Lefebvre, John Shook, and Vinny Dotolo are the masterminds behind the non-descript strip mall restaurants. At Petit Trois, Rosenthal enjoys bread with French butter and learns how to make a classic French dish.
Pot and Commissary (04:29)
Rosenthal introduces Martin Short to Korean food. Chef Roy Choi cooks classic Korean at Pot and Americanized Korean at Commissary. Rosenthal and Short enjoy kimchi fried rice, roasted vegetables, and sauced meats.
Steve Nathan's daughter Zoe opened the bakery in Santa Monica. Rosenthal helps Steve make vanilla pancakes; Zoe teaches him how to make kouign-amann dough. The men enjoy green eggs and ham, brisket hash, sandwiches and more.
Malibu Kitchen (03:52)
Former rock band tour manager Bill Miller serves New York style deli food. Rosenthal's family joins him for lunch. They enjoy sandwiches and fried chicken.
Grand Central Market (05:52)
The market is a combination of cultures, ethnicities, and foods. Rosenthal and Allison Janney enjoy pork tacos, ginseng extract, organic meats, ice cream, and more.
Street Tacos (05:21)
Bill Esparza, Larry Wilmore, and Rosenthal search for the best tacos in L.A. They try calamari steak, beef brisket hash, and kampachi with sea urchin at Guerilla Taco and pig esophagus carnitas at Carnitas El Momo.
Rosenthal visits his favorite Jewish deli in L.A. with Norman Lear and Paul Riser. He convinces the men to try a pastrami sandwich. Norman Langer explains the secret of the rye bread.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (05:25)
The Rosenthal family video chats. Rosenthal attends a fundraising event for children's cancer research and samples food from various vendors.
Homeboy Bakery (04:35)
Father Greg Boyle works with at-risk youth, providing services and baking bread. Rosenthal learns how to roll cinnamon bread and the story of former inmate, Vidal. Rosenthal reflects on the community in L.A.
Credits: Los Angeles (00:30)
Credits: Los Angeles
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