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Every Sunday, Snacky Tunes co-hosts Darin and Greg Bresnitz--brothers since birth, dance music DJ partners, dim sum lovers and whiskey aficionados--explore and celebrate the cultural convergence of music and food. Tune in as they stir up conversation with the world's top gastronomic talents, while also plugging in the amps for the best of this generation's up-and-coming musicians.

Every Sunday, Snacky Tunes co-hosts Darin and Greg Bresnitz--brothers since birth, dance music DJ partners, dim sum lovers and whiskey aficionados--explore and celebrate the cultural convergence of music and food. Tune in as they stir up conversation with the world's top gastronomic talents, while also plugging in the amps for the best of this generation's up-and-coming musicians.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Description:

Every Sunday, Snacky Tunes co-hosts Darin and Greg Bresnitz--brothers since birth, dance music DJ partners, dim sum lovers and whiskey aficionados--explore and celebrate the cultural convergence of music and food. Tune in as they stir up conversation with the world's top gastronomic talents, while also plugging in the amps for the best of this generation's up-and-coming musicians.

Twitter:

@snackytunes

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Casa Vega & Glassio

6/28/2020
Opened in Sherman Oaks, CA, in 1956 by Rafael Vega, Casa Vega has long been enthroned as an L.A. dining landmark. Over the years, Casa Vega’s esquites, enchiladas, tacos and margaritas have attracted crowds of diners from all over the world, and its dining room has become a well-known celebrity hangout. Rafael’s daughter Christy now oversees daily operations, and she’s determined to keep the doors open for another 60+ years despite the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re also joined...

Duration:01:14:51

Casa Vega & Glassio

6/28/2020
Opened in Sherman Oaks, CA, in 1956 by Rafael Vega, Casa Vega has long been enthroned as an L.A. dining landmark. Over the years, Casa Vega’s esquites, enchiladas, tacos and margaritas have attracted crowds of diners from all over the world, and its dining room has become a well-known celebrity hangout. Rafael’s daughter Christy now oversees daily operations, and she’s determined to keep the doors open for another 60+ years despite the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re also joined...

Duration:01:14:51

Bartholomew Jones / Cxffeeblack

6/21/2020
This episode is all about Bartholomew Jones, a Memphis-based school teacher, hip hop artist, social activist and the founder of Cxffeeblack. With cxffeeblack Bartholomew explores the history of coffee, its deep ties to black culture and its potential for black empowerment. Cxffeeblack also supports and provides opportunities for people of color to create inspiring work. Bartholomew is our musical guest too, and shares some tracks from his recently released album, Cxffeeblack. In March, HRN...

Duration:01:16:49

Bartholomew Jones / Cxffeeblack

6/21/2020
This episode is all about Bartholomew Jones, a Memphis-based school teacher, hip hop artist, social activist and the founder of Cxffeeblack. With cxffeeblack Bartholomew explores the history of coffee, its deep ties to black culture and its potential for black empowerment. Cxffeeblack also supports and provides opportunities for people of color to create inspiring work. Bartholomew is our musical guest too, and shares some tracks from his recently released album, Cxffeeblack. In March, HRN...

Duration:01:16:49

Bartholomew Jones / Cxffeeblack

6/21/2020
This episode is all about Bartholomew Jones, a Memphis-based school teacher, hip hop artist, social activist and the founder of Cxffeeblack. With cxffeeblack Bartholomew explores the history of coffee, its deep ties to black culture and its potential for black empowerment. Cxffeeblack also supports and provides opportunities for people of color to create inspiring work. Bartholomew is our musical guest too, and shares some tracks from his recently released album, Cxffeeblack. In March, HRN...

Duration:01:16:49

Kevin Mitchell + Champion Chills (LIVE)

6/14/2020
South Carolina is where we meet up with Kevin Mitchell. He’s a man of many talents and titles including Culinary Historian, Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Charleston and South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2020. Kevin’s a strong proponent for the preservation of Southern ingredients, and is widely known for his expertise on the historical importance and influence of African American cuisine. We explore Kevin’s career as a chef and educator, and he also provides us some historical...

Duration:01:24:16

Kevin Mitchell + Champion Chills (LIVE)

6/14/2020
South Carolina is where we meet up with Kevin Mitchell. He’s a man of many talents and titles including Culinary Historian, Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Charleston and South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2020. Kevin’s a strong proponent for the preservation of Southern ingredients, and is widely known for his expertise on the historical importance and influence of African American cuisine. We explore Kevin’s career as a chef and educator, and he also provides us some historical...

Duration:01:24:16

#JUSTICEFORRESTAURANTS & The Natvral (Live)

6/7/2020
In our continuing series of conversations about the COVID-19 pandemic effects on the food industry, we meet up with Naomi Pomeroy and Robert J. Nelson. Naomi is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of Portland’s Beast and Expatriate. Robert is a partner at the national plaintiffs' law firm, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. The pair are helping lead the charge on #JUSTICEFORRESTAURANTS, class-action lawsuits filed against insurers who are denying restaurants’ claims for interrupted...

Duration:01:47:37

Amanda Kludt (Eater) + Pearl Charles (LIVE)

5/31/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has further cemented Eater as a must-read source for all things related to the food and drink industry. By leveraging its network of local city sites, while also utilizing its team of international contributors, Eater’s been able to give both micro and macro views of the pandemic’s effects. The overall result is a comprehensive collection of articles that includes personal stories, government policy reports, takeout / delivery dining guides, think pieces and even a...

Duration:01:18:49

Amanda Kludt (Eater) + Pearl Charles (LIVE)

5/31/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has further cemented Eater as a must-read source for all things related to the food and drink industry. By leveraging its network of local city sites, while also utilizing its team of international contributors, Eater’s been able to give both micro and macro views of the pandemic’s effects. The overall result is a comprehensive collection of articles that includes personal stories, government policy reports, takeout / delivery dining guides, think pieces and even a...

Duration:01:18:49

Amanda Kludt (Eater) + Pearl Charles (LIVE)

5/31/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has further cemented Eater as a must-read source for all things related to the food and drink industry. By leveraging its network of local city sites, while also utilizing its team of international contributors, Eater’s been able to give both micro and macro views of the pandemic’s effects. The overall result is a comprehensive collection of articles that includes personal stories, government policy reports, takeout / delivery dining guides, think pieces and even a...

Duration:01:18:49

Bub and Grandma’s + Greg Telfeian (Live)

5/21/2020
Before the coronavirus pandemic Bub and Grandma’s bakery wholesale business was flourishing. They supplied 140 restaurants in Los Angeles, including such popular spots as Mozza, Kismet, Sqirl and Konbi. Since the pandemic has temporarily shuttered so many restaurants, Bub and Grandma’s has been forced to adjust its business accordingly in order to survive. Andy Kadin, Bub and Grandma’s founder and award-winning head baker, shares with us everything he’s done to keep the ovens going. Our good...

Duration:01:20:03

LEE Initiative + Black Crystal Wolf Kids

5/17/2020
We head south to Kentucky to continue our series about the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on the food industry. Lindsey Ofcacek is co-founder, managing director and mentor of the LEE Initiative. She along with acclaimed chef Edward Lee set up the organization to promote career development, equality and diversity in the restaurant community. As the pandemic sent millions of restaurant industry workers to the unemployment lines, Lindsey connected with Thomas Bolton, diplomat for Maker’s Mark,...

Duration:01:24:08

HomeState General Store + Canyon Counterpoint

5/10/2020
Snacky Tunes’ Los Angeles contingency is fueled by breakfast tacos from Tex-Mex champion, HomeState. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit HomeState has made the transition from full-service restaurant to general store, and has also launched a meal program to support hospital workers. HomeState owner Briana Valdez shares with us her plan to adapt, survive and thrive in these challenging and difficult times. Singer-songwriter Alex Rose landed in L.A. from NYC a few years ago. A longtime pal of...

Duration:01:28:57

HomeState General Store + Canyon Counterpoint

5/10/2020
Snacky Tunes’ Los Angeles contingency is fueled by breakfast tacos from Tex-Mex champion, HomeState. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit HomeState has made the transition from full-service restaurant to general store, and has also launched a meal program to support hospital workers. HomeState owner Briana Valdez shares with us her plan to adapt, survive and thrive in these challenging and difficult times. Singer-songwriter Alex Rose landed in L.A. from NYC a few years ago. A longtime pal of...

Duration:01:28:57

HomeState General Store + Canyon Counterpoint

5/10/2020
Snacky Tunes’ Los Angeles contingency is fueled by breakfast tacos from Tex-Mex champion, HomeState. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit HomeState has made the transition from full-service restaurant to general store, and has also launched a meal program to support hospital workers. HomeState owner Briana Valdez shares with us her plan to adapt, survive and thrive in these challenging and difficult times. Singer-songwriter Alex Rose landed in L.A. from NYC a few years ago. A longtime pal of...

Duration:01:28:57

#AskChefsAnything + Fletcher C Johnson (Live)

5/4/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down America’s hospitality industry, financially imperiling many of its workers. Anna Polonsky, a longtime friend of the Tunes, has partnered with Galeen Quinn to develop the #AskChefsAnything campaign to support the industry’s immigrant workforce who are severely lacking access to government unemployment assistance. #AskChefsAnything has established auctions that give bidders a chance to win a one-on-one 30-minute online session with their favorite chef or...

Duration:01:17:31

#AskChefsAnything + Fletcher C Johnson (Live)

5/4/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down America’s hospitality industry, financially imperiling many of its workers. Anna Polonsky, a longtime friend of the Tunes, has partnered with Galeen Quinn to develop the #AskChefsAnything campaign to support the industry’s immigrant workforce who are severely lacking access to government unemployment assistance. #AskChefsAnything has established auctions that give bidders a chance to win a one-on-one 30-minute online session with their favorite chef or...

Duration:01:17:31

Feed the Front Line NOLA

4/26/2020
Devin de Wulf is the founder of the Krewe of Red Beans, a neighborhood carnival parade in New Orleans. He is also married to Annelies, an ER doctor who works at University Medical Center in New Orleans. With the Crescent City being one of the epicenters of the COVID 19 pandemic in the United States, Annelies and other hospital staffers have been toiling nonstop to help the sick, all the while putting themselves in danger of infection as well. On March 17, to help support these folks, along...

Duration:01:28:05

A Remote Cup with Spiller Park Coffee ATL

4/19/2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hold the world captive, we check in with Dale Donchey, award-winning barista and owner of Spiller Parker Coffee ATL. Dale and Spiller Park Coffee first began as a market stall, and has since grown to encompass two popular locations in Atlanta. Since COVID 19 hit, Dale’s had to temporarily shutter his cafes, and has been sustaining himself and his employees through sales and donations via Spiller Park’s online shop. In addition to letting us know how...

Duration:01:31:37