Hanging with Harris
Whether he's in South Beach, Aspen, New York, LA or New Orleans, Billy Harris hangs with the best chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs in America.
Sharelle Klaus - DRY Soda
11 Jun 12 4
Soda (Pop) is soda is soda, right? Not when it comes to DRY Soda. With seven flavors born from natural ingredients and with much less sugar than normal soda, DRY is a drink for the discerning palate. When drinking DRY, think of pairings beyond a bag of potato chips.
Adam Fleischman - Umamicatessen
22 May 12 2
Umami Burger. Heard of it? Yeah, you have. Because its burgers are out of this world! Adam Fleischman has taken the original concept, building burgers based on the taste of Umami to the Nth degree, and created Umamicatessen, what a modern deli should be. You can still get great burgers but you can start off with Pig IN a Can or try out the Hoof and Mouth Sandwich.
Commander’s Palace - New Orleans
23 Aug 11 2
Nothing could be finer than eating a three course lunch at the chef's table at Commander's Palace in New Orleans. Billy got the special privilege which usually takes a reservation a year in advance. First, he joined Chef Tory McPhail at the range to watch him make a truly creole inspired dish.
Short Rib Ravioli - Chef Jason Neroni - Superba Snack Bar
28 Oct 12 1
Chef Jason Neroni of Superba Snack Bar in Venice Beach, CA shared a few secrets of handmade short rib ravioli with Billy. As such, Billy was made almost speechless by the final dish. Almost. Jason was Hanging with Harris. Check out Superba Snack Bar
Chicken and Fries with Paul Kahan of Publican
26 Oct 12 1
Paul Kahan, of Publican in Chicago, shows Billy how to butterfly or "spatchcock" a chicken before throwing it on the grill for the famous Publican Chicken and Fries. Learn more about Paul Kahan's Publican Restaurant: thepublicanrestaurant.com/ Watch more episodes of Hanging with Harris: smallscreennetwork.com/hangingwithharris/
Jeffrey Morgenthaler - Clyde Common - Portland, Oregon
30 Jul 12 1
A nominee for American Bartender of the Year at the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, Jeffrey Morgenthaler manages the bar at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. With strict adherence to quality cocktail creation using fresh and innovative yet accessible ingredients combined with a focus on great service, it is no wonder he and his bar receive great respect from his piers and customers alike. He was Hanging with Harris.
David Rosoff - Osteria Mozza
25 Jun 12 1
David Rosoff has been called the "Kevin Bacon of the Los Angeles restaurant scene"; he is a prominent figure to say the least. As Managing Partner of Osteria Mozza and its sister restaurants, David manages some of the hottest spots in LA. He is also a quintessential host and has a deep knowledge of Italian wine that he was happy to share with Billy.
Stephan Berg and Alex Hauck - The Bitter Truth
9 Aug 11 1
No one company represents the re-emurgence of bitters in cocktails better than The Bitter Truth. Having set out five years ago to bring bitters back to the forefront in cocktail making, Stephan Berg and Alex Hauck have since established themselves as the preeminent bitters company in Europe and the United States. Concoctions such as Celery, Creole and Lemon Bitters, just to name a few, they have set their eyes on the future with a line of liqueurs and the newly launched food grade Berg and Hauck's Bitters for cooking and baking. They were at Tales of the Cocktail 2011 Hanging with Harris.
Bryan Ranere - Foreign Cinema - San Francisco
14 Jun 11 1
Bryan Ranere creates cocktails at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco that are inspired by the classics; classic films that is. After a cocktail, guests can sit and enjoy a delicious meal created by Gayle Pirie and John Clark and watch a classic film. Experiencing a great film while dining on great food, what could be better?
Harry Denton - Starlight Room - San Francisco
24 May 11 1
After being fired from a job in retail in the 1970's, Harry Denton took a job at Henry Africa's and never looked back. His experience there led him to Washington Square Bar and Grill where he honed his craft before opening Harry's on Fillmore. An instant success, Harry's laid the groundwork for moving into the Starlight Room at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco where he affixed his name to the door 15 years ago. He was Hanging with Harris.
Kevin Diedrich - Burritt Room - San Francisco
13 May 11 1
Opened in May of 2010, the Burritt Room has quickly risen to the top of the cocktail scene in San Francisco. Unlike other hotel bars, Burritt Room has a diverse array of cocktails well beyond the classics. Talented bartenders like Kevin Diedrich put cocktails like the Black Rose on the menu that utilize the best local spirits and fresh local produce. Kevin was Hanging with Harris.
DeCaro Sartoria Custom Tailors and Shirtmakers - Seattle
29 Mar 11 1
You can buy a suit anywhere. We all have them. Something that is just a little bit too long in the sleeve or too roomy in the middle. Gian DeCaro of DeCaro Sartoria Custom Tailors in Seattle wipes his nose with suits like these. A second generation tailor, Gian might seem abrasive or even dismissive to some. To his clients, some of the top executives at almost every major company you have ever heard of as well as elite athletes in baseball, football and basketball, don't mind. They just stand at the mirror and sip an espresso or a single-malt scotch and watch as Gian creates a bespoke work of art from fine silks, wools and cottons from Italy and Britain. These are suits and garments that make a statement. They are so fine, "you don't even need a woman," as Gian likes to say. Billy couldn't afford a suit, but he did get some advice from Gian on taking his own suit to the next level with a touch of color.
Starbucks with Anthony Carroll
22 Mar 11 1
As Starbucks readies to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company is embarking on a journey into new territory. The recently launched Starbucks Reserve™ line of coffees are rare and exotic single-origin coffees which are "curated to captivate the palates of coffee aficionados with taste notes that enchant and amaze." Billy had the chance to taste these unique coffees at the Starbucks concept store on East Olive Way and Summit Avenue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with Green Coffee Quality Manager Anthony Carroll. Needless to say, this ain't your Dad's old Starbucks.
The Varnish - Los Angeles - Eric Alperin & Chris Bostick - Ramos Gin Fizz
4 Jan 11 1
Eric Alperin and Chris Bostick of The Varnish in Los Angeles show Billy and special guest Simon Majumdar what it takes to create a perfect Ramos Gin Fizz.
Lu Brow - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 1
The famous Swizzle Stick Bar in New Orleans is run by none other than the queen of southern hospitality, Lu Brow. Her technique and professionalism behind the bar is second to none. She was Hanging with Harris.
Bart Vandaele - Belga Café
18 Jun 13 0
Bart Vandaele creates delicious rustic yet refined food inspired by his home country of Belgium. He is passionate about Belgian food, Belgian beer and Belgian culture. He was hanging with Harris at his Belga Café in Washington DC.
Donnie Madia and Lynn House
2 Jun 13 0
Chicago born Donnie Madia is a powerhouse restaurateur. He is one of the masterminds behind successes like Blackbird, Avec and Publican and has helped change the dining landscape in Chicago. He was hanging with Billy drinking a delicious cocktail by acclaimed bartender Lynn House.
Chef Bradley Miller - Inn of the Seventh Ray
1 Nov 12 0
Billy was not quite sure what to expect when Chef Bradley Miller of Inn of the Seventh Ray said they would be making lamb brains and sweetbreads together. Let's just say that he was pleasantly surprised.
Chicken Enchiladas - Christina Vega - Casa Vega Restaurant
29 Oct 12 0
Casa Vega Restaurant is about to reach its 60th year in Los Angeles. Christina Vega, daughter of owner "Ray" Vega, and Vice President of the restaurant, hung out with Billy in the kitchen and cooked up the famous Casa Vega Chicken Enchiladas.
New Jersey Fried Lobster - Chef Kevin Sbraga
26 Oct 12 0
Chef Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef Season 7 winner and owner of SBRAGA Restaurant in Philadelphia, puts Billy to work in the kitchen frying up some New Jersey Fried Lobster. Accompanied by some Jersey corn and tomatoes garnished with Wasabina, a mustard green with a wasabi-like spiciness, and cooled down with a touch of aioli, this chicken-fried style lobster is perfect no matter where you might be hanging. Watch more episodes of Hanging with Harris: smallscreennetwork.com/hangingwithharris/ Find out more about SBRAGA Restaurant: sbraga.com/about-us/
Chef Christian Puglisi - Relæ - Copenhagen
25 Oct 12 0
Dining at Chef Christian Puglisi's Copenhagen restaurant, Relæ, can be marvelous and unique. Puglisi is a top chef on a global scale. His influence and renown is spreading and for good reason. Local and seasonal ingredients are magnified by using two or three ingredients, prepared or featured in more than one way, in a single dish and are never boring. As he says in the video, "If you are not seasonal, you shouldn't even be cooking anything." He was Hanging with Harris. Learn more about Chef Christian Puglisi & Relæ Restaurant: restaurant-relae.dk/ Watch more episodes of Hanging with Harris: http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/hangingwithharris/
Chorizo and Clams - Chef David Lentz - The Hungry Cat
24 Oct 12 0
Chef David Lentz of The Hungry Cat (three locations in Southern California) was kind enough to allow Billy into his kitchen in Hollywood to make his chorizo and clams.
Arctic Char - Bryan Voltaggio - Volt Restaurant
23 Oct 12 0
In the sixth season of Top Chef, Bryan Voltaggio finished in second place, to his brother, Michael. Since then, Bryan has gone on to open the James Beard nominated Volt in Frederick, Maryland. In this episode of Hanging with Harris, Bryan demonstrates how to fillet an arctic char as the first step in preparing the fish sous vide. After smoking the fish using fresh hay, the char is plated with, among other things, local pickled ramps, greens and wild huckleberries and topped with sour cream powder. Bryan was hanging with Harris. Learn more about Bryan's restaurant, Volt: http://www.voltrestaurant.com/ Watch more episodes of Hanging with Harris: http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/hangingwithharris/
Gregory Gourdet - Departure - Portland, OR
15 Aug 12 0
Chef Gregory Gourdet heads the kitchen at Departure Restaurant and Lounge located above The Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon. With one of the best views you can have while dining and drinking in all of Portland, Departure offers up a northwest bounty of flavors married in Asian style cuisine. Gregory was Hanging with Harris.
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