Chef Brian Malarkey, a judge on ABC's new cooking competition show "The Taste," has five restaurants in San Diego: Searsucker, Burlap, Gabardine, Gingham and Herringbone. Malarkey, who will lead a cooking demonstration Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, shared his favorite food hangouts when he travels to these five cities:
Portland, Ore.: Pok Pok and Clyde Common are two of my favorite restaurants, but that’s not all. There are so many great up-and-coming restaurants and chefs. Portlandia is alive! I am proud to be from Portland.
Seattle: A day with Tom Douglas is always a treat! When I go, I always stroll through the market. And if you can find Salumi [Artisan Cured Meats], Mario Batali's dad's secret sandwich shop, you have stumbled upon gold.