Andrew M. Harris

Andrew M. Harris
member for over 9 years

Member Since: Feb 2009

Veteran specialty radio producer Andrew Harris (who is also an active food, wine and travel journalist) has produced and co-hosted the popular "SoCal Restaurant Show" on Sports Radio AM 830 KLAA - The 50,000 Watt Home of Angels baseball since October of 2012. Every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. it's a live, fast-paced, engaging insider's look at food, restaurants, libation, and travel for 2-hours.

The "SoCal Restaurant Show" is proud to have already welcomed celebrated national culinary personalities including Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Graham Elliott, Carla Hall, Thomas Keller, Sara Moulton, Wolfgang Puck, Ruth Reichl, Marcus Samuelsson, Jet Tila, Sherry Yard, Alan Wong, and Andrew Zimmern as guests. Jet Tila, The Royal Thai government's official Culinary Ambassador to the United States and (one of three) regular judges on Food Network's hit series "Cutthroat Kitchen with Alton Brown," was the original show host for two years.

Since 1998 Harris has been the producer and show runner of favorably reviewed and highly successful food, restaurant, libation, and travel shows heard throughout Southern California on heritage AM radio stations including KFI AM 640 (the most listened-to AM station in the West) and TalkRadio 790 KABC.

For 17 years, through 2008, Harris wrote the "Dateline" Los Angeles column covering area restaurant happenings in Los Angeles and Orange counties for "Beard Bites" now published as the official e-newsletter of the prestigious James Beard Foundation (the producers of the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the Oscars of the food world.)

Harris' earlier background was as a respected, hands-on food and beverage professional. His career highlight then was orchestrating in 1983 and 1984 the completion of the food service plan for feeding the public at all of the twenty-three ticketed venues (in three States) hosting competitions for the 1984 Olympics as an employee of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Food and beverage revenue alone from the spectators totaled over $11 million and 5.8 million guests were served. 

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Published Articles (8)

Radio interview with Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger and PBS’s “Simply Ming”

Interview at Ultimo Weekend in Las Vegas with Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon and PBS TV’s Emmy-nominated series, “Simply Ming.”

Tequila Sommelier Audrey Formisano, Marriott Resort CasaMagna, Puerto Vallarta

The Marriott Resort CasaMagna has a creative tequila program. They even grow their own Blue Agave on-site for their proprietary label Tequila.

Ti Martin, Commander’s Palace, New Orleans

Radio interview with celebrated restaurateur Ti Martin of the Brennan Family restaurant dynasty in New Orleans.
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“The Dumpling Trail” with Colin Wong, Director of Communications, Tourism Richmond

Richmond, British Columbia has some of the best Chinese food outside of China! Tourism Richmond has tastefully created the self-guided “Dumpling Trail.”

2015 Irish Woman of The Year – Restaurateur Geraldine Gilliland

Restaurateur & Chef Geraldine Gilliland brought an authentic Irish Pub (now known as Finn McCool’s) from Ireland to Santa Monica, CA. in 2003.

Food Tourism in Amazing Thailand

Radio interview on AM 830 KLAA with host Andy Harris with Candy Krajangsri, Marketing Officer, the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Chef Jacques Pepin

Radio interview on “The SoCal Restaurant Show” with celebrated French chef Jacques Pepin.

Finca la Carrodilla Winery, Guadalupe Valley, Northern Baja California

Radio interview with Fernando Perez Castro, Proprietor & Winemaker, Finca de la Carrodilla Winery, Guadalupe Valley, Northern Baja. A Modern Organic Winery.