Podcast Episode 43: The Usual Place in Sarasota, Florida

May 23, 2013

Meat and Cheese Platter

Laura Raymond of Destination Cuisine recommends The Usual Place in Sarasota, where Chef Chef Alessio serves up Italian dishes like Pork Shank. We discuss tightrope walkers, the plural of “octopus,” and the virtues of a cucumber cocktail.

Podcast Episode 42: Beckett’s Table in Phoenix

May 16, 2013

Beckett's Table

Heather Lauer of CenPho.com recommends Beckett’s Table in Phoenix, where Chef Justin Beckett serves up New American dishes like Green Chili Pork Stew, Short Ribs, and Pork Osso Buco. We discuss and bacon s’mores, Arizona wines and Alice Cooper’s Big Unit.

Podcast Episode 41: Le Select Bistro in Toronto

May 9, 2013

Le Select Bistro

Viviana Machado of Foodies Inked recommends Le Select Bistro in toronto, where Chef Albert Ponzo serves up French dishes like Beef Cheeks and Duck Confit. We discuss bone marrow and Tim Hortons’ Dubai invasion.

Podcast Episode 40: The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland

May 2, 2013


Amanda Hicken of Clue Into Cleveland recommends The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland, Ohio, where Chef Jonathon Sawyer serves up French and seasonally inspired gastropub dishes like Roasted Pig’s Head and Animal Style Frites. We talk about urban gardens, pickle bars, and eating eye sockets.

Podcast Episode 39: Lavagna in Washington, D.C.

April 25, 2013


Becca Clara Love of Bitches Who Brunch recommends Lavagna in Washington, DC, where they serve up locally sourced Italian dishes like bruschetta, ravioli riccota and tiramisu. We talk about the secret to Ethiopian food, chili cheese fries, and where to find bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch.

Podcast Episode 38: Ramen Tatsu-ya in Austin

April 18, 2013

Ramen Tatsu-ya

Kristin Sheppard of the Mad Betty blog recpommends Ramen Tatsu-ya in Austin, where Chef Tatsu Aikawa serves up Japanese dishes like Tokotsu Original Ramen. We talk about Texas barbecue, the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican, and how beets and brussel sprouts are having a moment.

Podcast Episode 37: Bondir in Boston

April 11, 2013


Molly Korotkin of The Battle Between Fashion & Domestication recommends Bondir in Cambridge, where Chef Jason Bond serves up New England dishes like smoked tea-braised red broiler chicken. We discuss the secrets to a good scallop, cooking in high heels and when three halves make a whole.

Podcast Episode 36: Dressel’s Public House in St. Louis

April 4, 2013

Dressel's Public House

Mike Sweeney of STL Hops and the Stewed STL Podcast recommends Dressel’s Public House in St. Louis, where Chef Michael Miller serves up Gastropub dishes like Porchetta “Louie.” We talk about the local craft beer scene, the unusual texture of Provel cheese, and the “Poochie” of The Food Network.

Podcast Episode 35: The Golden Onion Chef Competition in Vidalia, Georgia

March 28, 2013

Golden Onion

Hope Philbrick of Getaways for Grownups tells us what to expect at the Golden Onion Chef Competition in Vidalia, Ga. We talk about what makes the Vidalia onion so special, when to camp in Georgia, and how many Wal-Marts it takes to make a city.

Podcast Episode 34: The Eat Drink RI Festival in Providence

March 21, 2013


David Dadekian talks about the new Eat Drink RI Festival in Providence, which will showcase the best chefs and food producers of Rhode Island. We discuss hot wieners, Rhode Island-style calamari, and bars in lingerie shops.