Dweezil and Lisa head to Chicago after being invited to the celebrity Murray Brother's invitational golf tournament. Their trip includes stops at Vosges Chocolatier and Sweet Mandy B's. Plus a Thai and gnocchi cooking lessons.
Dinner isn't all it seems when Dweezil and Lisa throw a Deception Birthday party for Dweezil's youngest sister Diva. Chef Fred Eric of Airstream Diner provides a few recipes and takes them on a shopping expedition at a quirky Korean market.
There's a Zappa family tradition of pancakes for dinner, and there's a very special story about a very special pancake that led to the famous Frank Zappa song St Alphonso's Pancake breakfast.
Lisa returns home for a rest and a baking lesson of her childhood favorite cookies with Mom, and bakes off a few lunchroom favorites at Hockaday her alma mater and some TexMex comfort food at El Fenix. They return home to LA to the Zappa compound for a Beef Stroganoff lesson with Gail, Dweezil's mom.
Dweezil and Lisa head out for a much needed vacation to beautiful Puerto Rico, where they enjoy a dinner and a cooking lesson in a private home in the rainforest, sample funky beach shack snacks, visit an artisanal Cuatro (guitar) workshop, learn about Nuevo Criollo & experience a beach bombosa bbq.
Lisa and Dweezil head to NY where Lisa is mixing a song for her children's album with her brother, a recording engineer at NYC's hot Sound Lounge recording studio-where they also mix up the best Flourless Chocolate Cake and Coconut Cake with the in-house caterer.
Dweezil and Lisa's tour schedule takes them to Atlanta, and their schedule is jammed packed with radio interviews, a visit to hang out, catch up and play some acoustic music with their friend Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls at her acclaimed restaurant, Watershed.
Dweezil and Lisa head to play a gig in one of their favorite towns, Phoenix-a fav because their friend Chef Mark Tarbell lives there and cooks up a storm for them-both on a local morning show and in his kitchen--everything from Macaroni and Cheese, to handmade pies and more fine cuisine.
Lisa and Dweezil visit with maestro guitar maker Bob Taylor who also can create his famous shovel burgers. They then catch a plane for a concert in San Fran and visit the Tartine bakery, Citizen Cake and the new Ferry market.
Dweezil and Lisa take a road trip out to Palm Springs for a grilling party at the home electric guitar honcho, Sterling Ball. On the way, they make stop pit stops in Glendora for a special donut, and to pick ups some custom guitars for Dweezil.