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Top 5 Huell Howser Food Episodes: In Memoriam

Huell Howser
Huell Howser

As many Angelenos probably already know, Huell Howser died Sunday night at the age of 67. In memoriam, we thought we'd channel-surf through some episodes of Howser's KCET series California's Gold, which have covered myriad subjects over the course of the beloved reporter's long career -- Howser only retired in November. Among the topics? Secret burger menus, fair food, ostrich omelets and plenty of old guys in the desert. Turn the page. Howser, a Tennessean who came to Southern California in 1981, will be deeply missed.

5. In-N-Out's secret menu:

Howser learns about the secret menu of In-N-Out. Official source. Exclusive interview. More fun with burgers at the chain's birthplace in Baldwin Park.

4. The Riverside Co. Fair + Date Festival:

Huell heads to Indio, where for more than 60 years the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival has celebrated dates. Fair food. Camel and ostrich races. The crowning of Queen Scheherazade and her court.

3. Juanita's and menudo:

Howser spends a day at Juanita's, where he finds out everything you ever wanted to know about menudo (tripe). A bowl of menudo at El Rancho Mexican restaurant in Colton.

2. Survival Food in L.A.:

Howser gets a lesson in survival food. Learn which weeds are good for salads, which taste better cooked, and which ones to stay away from.

1. Huell Howser visits the Bagdad Cafe:

Howser visits the Bagdad Cafe, location of the movie of the same name. Guest books. Burt Lancaster. Ostrich omelets. Lots of fun with old guys.

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Huell Howser Videos: A Top 5


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