Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chapter One: The Modern Local in Santa Ana, CA

When you watch someone work diligently through many ups & downs while chasing after their dreams and eventually see them get the recognition they so rightfully deserve, you can’t help but smile. Jason Montelibano, Executive Chef at Chapter One: The Modern Local is the kind of guy you want touching all over your food. Not in some perverse kind of way, but simply because Chef Montelibano has an affinity for putting together insanely delectable dishes using only the highest of quality ingredients. 

Whether your snacking on Chapter Ones delicious Salmon Croquettes, Scotch Eggs, Lamb & Gnocchi or sharing some Panna Cotta w/ homemade Boba, you wont be let down.
Located at 227 N. Broadway in Santa Ana, CA (714) 352-2225, Chapter One is housed in an ex book store, giving it that old world, nostalgic feel, while exuding a cool factor unseen in the OC area for quite some time. True Orange County has thousands of cool spots to hang out and people watch, but who wants to watch people when the food & drinks are so damn good?

When a staff can pull together too actually feel like they are family and your servers face is beaming with pride and joy as they place an exquisitely designed dish before you, you know you have made the right decision to call this your new local watering hole, speakeasy or after work debauchery starting point, whatever you may call it, this place couldn't be any “righter” with us.

Check out Chapter One: A Modern Local at or give em a call at (714) 352-2225 they are open daily until 2am & be sure to tell Chef Montelibano aka Big Chicken Wang, The Supreme Plate is proud of your continued success.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Great Pumpkin Has Arrived at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Located in the heart of the ‘Pumpkin Capital of the World,’ The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay celebrates the great gourd during the Annual Pumpkin Celebration. The fall spirit comes alive with an array of seasonal offerings from themed dishes in the resort’s restaurants and pumpkin cooking classes – to pumpkin-infused facial and body treatments in The Ritz-Carlton Spa. 
“Fall is the most popular season at the resort,” said General Manager George Munz. “Locals and visitors from around the world come to our coastal resort to enjoy all of the pumpkin-themed events and activities, as well as attend the Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival,” he added.

Guests are invited to enjoy the delights of this celebrated season through a variety of events, activities and offerings. 

Edge of Belgravia Knives

Everyone loves fly looking cutlery, especially when it can be hung on the wall like a fine art piece to showcase ones fondness for their kitchen and all that it creates. Families that pass on recipes from generation to generation often also pass on heirloom like kitchen equipment because sometimes an old classic just out performs the latest greatest invention. 

Edge of Belgravia’s craftsmanship and bold eye for contemporary styling result in exceptionally well made knives that can and will endure the tests of time in the kitchen or workplace. With materials ranging from ceramic to Damascus steel these bold colored collections “fuse modern hues with maximum cutting efficiency” as they proudly put it, a statement we couldn’t agree more on. 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Food Networks "The Great Food Truck Race" Shines A Bright Light on Wild Idea Buffalo

RAPID CITY, S.D.—Wild Idea Buffalo (, the nation’s biggest e-retailer of 100% grassfed buffalo, will receive unprecedented attention Sun., Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. MDTwhen its award-winning cuts of meat will be featured on the Food Network.

The company derived its name from the “wild idea” of improving the Great Plains eco-system through grassland restoration and careful animal management. In addition, Wild Idea Buffalo is incredibly lean and low in calories, fat and cholesterol but high in Omega-3s. The animals are antibiotic and hormone free, non-confined, free-roaming and humanely, field-harvested.

Gluten Free Quick & Easy Pizza Recipe (For The Kids)

We here at The Supreme Plate are firm believers that eating delicious & healthy food is not a hard thing to do, especially when you have the desire to promote a wholesome lifestyle too your kids and those you have influence over. Sometimes all it takes to set things off on the right path is to have a bit of positive reinforcement and the right recipes to get you going.
Straight from LA-based Paolo Mascitti a celebrity trainer, lifestyle expert and founder of cibo verde, a meal delivery system that caters to customers’ body calculations to help them reach their weight goals comes this Gluten-Free Meat & Veggie Pizza recipe for an appetizing after school snack for the kids.
You can even let your kids bust out their inner Chef, by letting them make the pizza themselves with ingredients they love. What better way to find out what your child actually likes than by letting them experiment in the comforts of their own home.
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End of Summer Refreshment Recipes

I don't know about where you live, but where we are located these last few weeks of nothing but incredibly hot days and annoyingly hot nights have begun to take their toll on our abilities to withstand wanting an ice cold libation. Ok who are we lying too, we just were looking for a reason too try out some new recipes and with the last few days of Summer sitting before us and it being so hot as of late, how many more reasons do we truly need to do some out of the box drinking, I mean thinking.
As always enjoy these recipes, RESPONSIBLY.

Food Tattoos On The Move

Wednesday had us out and about in the greatest Farmers Market that exists, the original LA Brea Farmers Market on Fairfax, where because of the intense heat (which in LA is nothing in comparison to what you will find in the Inland Empire) we had to make a quick pit stop at our favorite ice cream spot, Bennetts. Struck up a quick convo with a young employee who had a fresh Ice Cream Cone tatted on his arm (much better than the one that adorns Gucci Mane’s or his two stupid fans who copied him faces) and for that he deserved some love on the site.

Should you ever be in the area make sure to stop by and either try the Lemon Sorbet or an authentic Root Beer Float, either way you can’t lose.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Food Inspired Art from a Legend... Nicer TATS Cru

Ok so this isnt about Food, but ya can't lie and say it isnt DOPE.
Much Respect to King Nicer & the entire TATS Cru, hands down the OG Mural Kings.

The National Food Holidays of September 2013

September is the month where many people begin to realize they haven’t spent enough time focusing on what needs to be done to prepare for the hectic last few months of the year that lie ahead. Yes indeed, many of us worked hard on our Summertime bodies so that we could “turn up” by the pool or at the beach (please let the term Turn Up disappear next year) but what the major holidays that now sit right around the corner that consume some of us for weeks ahead of time, putting menus together and figuring out who is going to have the best feast to partake in.

The decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas are in full force at just about every store you walk into and then before know it, its New Years and the routine starts all over again. This year we vowed to take a stand against the mundane routines that we fall victim too and are going about things a bit differently around these parts. Stay tuned to the site and see just how we spruce up the next few major holidays, The Supreme Plate style.

September is:
National Biscuit Month
                        Better Breakfast Month
National Chicken Month           
                        National Cholesterol Education Month
                        National Honey Month
                        National Organic Harvest Month
                        National Papaya Month
                        National Rice Month

The 1st week of September is National Waffle Week
The 2nd week of September is National Biscuit & Gravy Week
The 2nd week of September is National Vegetarian Awareness Week
The 4th week of September is National Wild Rice Week

September 1 National Cherry Popover Day
September 1 Wine Season Begins
September 1 Oyster Season Begins
September 2 National Blueberry Popsicle Day
September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day
September 4 National Macadamia Nut Day
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day
September 7 National Acorn Squash Day
September 8 National Date Nut Bread Day
September 9 Weinerschnitzel Day

September 10 TV Dinner Day
September 11 National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13 National Peanut Day
September 13 National Pickle at Snack Time
September 14 National Cream Filled Donut Day
September 14 National Eat A Hoagie Day
September 15 National Linguini Day
September 16 National Guacamole Day
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18 National Cheeseburger Day
September 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20 National Rum Punch Day

September 21 National Banana Festival
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
September 22 National Ice Cream Cone Day
September 23 National White Chocolate Day
September 24 National Cherries Jubilee Day
September 25 National Food Service Employees Day
September 25 Crab Meat Newburg Day
September 26 National Pancake Day
September 27 National Chocolate Milk Day
September 27 National Corned Beef Hash Day
September 28 Strawberry Cream Pie Day
September 28 Drink Beer Day
September 29 National Coffee Day
September 30 National Hot Mulled Cider Day