Labor Day in Lake Arrowhead!

Join us at the historic Tudor House in Lake Arrowhead on Labor Day Weekend 2017. We'll be performing our award-winning 1920s murder mystery, Darling, You Slay Me, for two nights - Friday and Saturday, September 1st and 2nd.

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Haunted by the ghosts of bootleggers and racketeers, this extensive property includes the Bracken Fern Manor, known to have been owned by the legendary mobster, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who opened his exclusive members-only resort here in the late 1920's. It's a perfect setting for our show!

Tickets are $30 for the show only, and must be purchased by clicking HERE to go to the Tudor House site. Dinner options from their renowned chef are ordered separately through the Tudor House. See menu below.

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Happy Holidays from Gourmet Detective!

This year I am so happy to be surrounded by the people I care about most.. From family to friends to puppies.. It's been a blast and I'm very grateful to be an entertainer and to do what I love every day. Here's to another year of love and laughter.. You can never have too much of either! RM I know sappy.. But it's the holidays lol -Rachel M.

Plans are for new beginnings, maintain amazing relationships, spread joy and laughter, and be happy!!!! - Ralph G.

All I want for Christmas is NYE at Gourmet Detective! - Robert M.

For growth in our minds, peace in our hearts, justice in our hands, kindness in our mouths. - Liz C.

 I wish to help bring happiness this Christmas for people! - Veronica O.

Humbug (just kidding, don't print that) - TRW (I printed it!)

I wish for everyone's troubles to last just as long as everybody's New Year's resolutions. - Mike E.

I wish for everyone's heart to grow three sizes. - John S.

I wish everyone a lifetime of love and happiness - Kayla T.

 I wish for everyone to full fill there dreams. And remember "no man is a failure who has friends. " Clarence Oddbody, angel 2nd. Class - Karl J.

I will be on the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade this Friday at 8pm on The CW! - Nathan P.

Cats are awesome and I like Tuna - Lionel S

Enjoy the love and the spirit of the season. Lisa M.

To quote a song " let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me." ... and a hula hoop- LeeAnne R

After my trip to Walt Disney World I feel like my wishes & dreams already came true. I am thrilled to have started performing with Gourmet Detective this holiday season. I look forward to many more. I hope we all enjoy family & friends this holiday season and remember that "all you need is love". - Judy M-B

Much love and gratitude for all of our cast, crew and audience. May the new year bring you beauty and happiness.


"Live By Night" with us!

Gourmet Detective is partnering once again with Warner Brothers Pictures to bring you a movie promo night!

On Saturday night, December 17th, in both our Riverside and Newport Beach locations, we will be giving away prizes and movie passes to Ben Affleck's new film, "Live By Night". Join us for this exciting, one night only event!

"It's the Roaring `20s and Prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll."

Supporting American Veterans #22pushups for #22kill

Our amazing cast member, Ralph Griffey, received a request for his last day of the challenge to complete it on an aircraft!

"Pushing for Awareness!!
Day 20 of 22, ‪#‎22pushups‬ for ‪#‎22kill‬. I am pushing in an attempt to raise awareness to the fact that 22 American Vets will commit suicide today."
Today we challenge our fans at Gourmet Detective to join Ralph on his mission to raise awareness! 

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Flabob Airport in Air and Space Magazine

The People and Planes of Flabob:  This California airport is hallowed ground for homebuilders and Hollywood stunt pilots alike.    

One of the most beautiful restorations hangared at Flabob is a 1928 Stearman C3B owned by Ron Alexander.   (Chad Slattery)

One of the most beautiful restorations hangared at Flabob is a 1928 Stearman C3B owned by Ron Alexander. (Chad Slattery)

FROM THE AIR YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT THE NEW FLABOB AIRPORT is taking over the old one. Lines of shiny new hangars have sprouted among the old buildings, and the runway, taxiways, and ramps have a fresh look to them.

The old Flabob started its life in 1943, when pilot Flavio Madariaga and his business partner, Bob Bogen, purchased a dirt airstrip nestled between the small town of Rubidoux and the city of Riverside in southern California. The two men combined their first names to create "Flabob," but it was Madariaga's personality and talent that shaped the airport. For 40 years he built it up, often with his own hands, making it a mecca for people who are passionate about building and flying airplanes. When Madariaga died in 1984, his son, Don, took over.

During the next 16 years, Flabob fell on hard times and seemed destined for closure, but in 2000, as a new century began, so did a new Flabob. The Thomas Wathen Foundation, founded by Thomas W. Wathen, the former head of the Pinkerton security company, purchased the 82-acre airport, saving it at the 11th hour from commercial real estate developers. Today, the Wathen Foundation uses the newly renovated airport and its resources for educational programs, enlisting aviation to teach science, math, and technology to young people. And a small general aviation community still calls the airport home.

Despite all the spiffing up, Flabob still has a vintage charm, thanks in large part to Madariaga's wheelings and dealings. Not only a master machinist and a skilled pilot, Madariaga was also a brilliant scrounger who bought, sold, and traded airplanes—and nearly everything else. An old gas station canopy that he salvaged still serves as an open-air shelter for aircraft. And he once paid a dollar for a building that had housed a defunct nightclub and moved it to the airport, where he reopened it as a nightclub, restaurant, and social center.

Don't Miss: The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter One's monthly barbecues; all fly-ins, drive-ins, and walk-ins welcome. Talk shop with such legendary Chapter One members as Ray Stits and Clayton Stephens. For calendar of events, visit and, or write to EAA Chapter One, P.O. Box 3667, Riverside, CA 92519; phone (909) 682-6236. Annual membership is $12.

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