Evan Kleiman

Photograph courtesy kcrw.org

Every week when I was a kid, my dad used to take me to a place on Hillhurst and Sunset, where the Good Luck Bar is now. We would sit in a tufted booth and he would order a hot chocolate for me and it would come with little marshmallows on top. And every week he would tell me to wait until it cooled off, but I could never wait. So for the rest of the week the roof of my mouth would be burned. » Kleiman, 57, is the chef-owner of Angeli Caffe and has hosted KCRW’s Good Food since 1998.