(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Everyone has a guilty food pleasure.
Mine is pretty much anything with melted cheese and bacon. Mathews also appeared on an episode of “House Hunters” a few years ago that featured him shopping and purchasing a home in Palm Springs with his boyfriend Salvador Camarena, who grew up in Indio.
Mathews said he loves to talk food and urges desert residents to approach him when they see him around town.“Don’t hesitate to come up and ask me for food advice because I’ll give it to you.
Please say ‘hi’ and ask me where you should go for dinner or lunch or brunch. Please, I want to know.”Foodie Tuesday Thanks, Brooke Williamson, Purple Room chef Jenn Town and students at La Quinta High School for helping me regain my trust in duck. I blame a certain restaurant that will remain nameless for serving me a rubbery, tasteless bird that altogether turned me off.
Whenever his friends visit Palm Springs, he provides two lists: one is of the places to shop; the other is of places to eat, along with what to order.
Some of his favorite eateries are Birba, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, 849 and Shanghai Reds.“We’ve always been known for design and leisure and vacation destinations, but in the past four or five years, I think the culinary scene has really exploded in the desert,” he said.
For television personality and Palm Springs resident Ross Mathews, one of his favorite indulgent dishes is created by Chef Fili Velasquez and served up at Las Casuelas Terraza. Many likely remember Mathews from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” where he became known as “Ross the Intern.” Since then he has become a red carpet regular for the E! He fixed up that home and sold it and is now residing in a different home with their two pups. Palm Canyon Drive, plans to have its televisions in the cantina tuned into the Food Network show so folks can drop by to watch the program, say hi to Chef Velasquez and try out Mathew’s favorite shredded chicken burrito dish.Why the shredded chicken burrito from there brings him so much enjoyment will be chronicled and shared with the world on the Food Network's next episode of “Guilty Pleasures” airing Monday, Tuesday and Jan. The chicken is all white meat chicken, but they marinate it in some sort of tomato, oniony, Mexican, spicy marinade that’s not too heavy. It’s just feels very light and fresh,” Mathews explained on Friday.“And of course the tortilla is the perfect kind of deliciousness and they serve it with rice and beans on the side. Network and a panelist on “Chelsea Lately.” He also has a national morning talk show “Hollywood Today Live” and is gearing up for Season 8 of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” where he serves as judge.“That's the best job. Mathews said he filmed six episodes of “Guilty Pleasures,” two of which feature dishes from Palm Springs restaurants. So it was important for me to focus on a couple of places in the desert,” he said.