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Restaurant Fiction reviews the fictional restaurants, fictional bars, and fictional clubs featured in TV & Film and talks to the writers, directors, producers, executives and other talent who had a major hand in them.

Restaurant Fiction reviews the fictional restaurants, fictional bars, and fictional clubs featured in TV & Film and talks to the writers, directors, producers, executives and other talent who had a major hand in them.
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Restaurant Fiction reviews the fictional restaurants, fictional bars, and fictional clubs featured in TV & Film and talks to the writers, directors, producers, executives and other talent who had a major hand in them.

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@restfiction

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English

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Episodes

Los Pollos Hermanos Part 1

8/29/2019
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Los Pollos Hermanos, the most famous chicken joint in Breaking Bad is reviewed by none other than James Beard Award winning cookbook author and chef, Kenji Lopez Alt. Restaurant Fiction talks to Kenji and discusses all things chicken and all things Los Pollos Hermanos.

Duration:00:21:43

Cheers

8/4/2019
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Cheers is one of the most iconic fictional bars in TV and Film. The name needs no introduction. In this podcast, Pete D' Alessandro, host of Write On and screenwriter dissects Cheers and the importance of the bar in comedy.

Duration:00:31:41

Gusteau's

5/17/2019
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Gusteau's is the popular French fictional restaurant featured in the 2007 Pixar film, Ratatouille. RI speaks with Oscar-winning production designer, Harley Jessup, ​and his work in the film and designing Gusteau's.

Duration:00:21:44

Joe's Pie Diner

1/18/2019
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Joe's Pie Diner is the fictional restaurant in the film and Broadway musical, Waitress. In this episode, we talk to Waitress producer, Michael Roiff on the making of Joe's Pie Diner and the process of producing something from nothing into a legacy into our popular culture.

Duration:00:23:55

McDowell's

12/16/2018
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McDowell's is the fictional restaurant from the Eddie Murphy movie, Coming to America. In this very special podcast episode, we talk to the Co-Writer of Coming to America, Barry Blaustein. He talks about how the movie got made and even his screenwriting tips to producing Russian TV.

Duration:00:26:47

Moe's Tavern - Part 2

10/30/2018
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This is Part Two...Part 2 of the review of the fictional bar in The Simpsons, Moe's Tavern. We sit back down with Executive Producer, Matt Selman, and Producer, Dan Greaney to talk all things Moe's and the Simpson's world. We also go deep into how a TV writer thinks...which is all about food. Other topics include The Simpson's reality world in Universal Studios.

Duration:00:30:54

Moe's Tavern - Part 1

9/29/2018
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Moe's Tavern is the fictional bar in The Simpsons where Homer Simpson frequents daily. In this very special episode, Executive Producer Matt Selman and Producer Dan Greaney dissect Moe's.

Duration:00:22:59

Somebody Feed Phil Part 2

9/1/2018
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Phil Rosenthal, host of the Netflix show, Somebody Feed Phil, and Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond comes back for Round 2 on Restaurant Fiction. He talks about how the idea of Somebody Feed Phil came about from a favorite episode of Raymond as well as advice on the writer's room.

Duration:00:23:07

Somebody Feed Phil

8/21/2018
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In this special episode, We interview, Phil Rosenthal, host of the Netflix show, Somebody Feed Phil, and creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. Phil explains the importance of food and writing in both of his shows and how the best fictional restaurant is in someone's home.

Duration:00:28:02

Shenaniganz Part 2

8/3/2018
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This is Part 2 of the review of the fictional restaurant, Shenaniganz, featured in the 2005 Ryan Reynold's film, Waiting.... This is the second part of our interview with Waiting's co-Producer, Dean Shull.

Duration:00:21:30

Shenaniganz - Part 1

7/13/2018
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Shenaniganz is the fictional restaurant in the Ryan Reynolds film, Waiting. In this very special part one, we talk to the Co-Producer of Waiting, Dean Shull. He talks about the origin of Waiting, the behind the scenes info on the grossest scenes, and the coolest religion ever created.

Duration:00:27:50

The Peach Pit BONUS EPISODE

6/24/2018
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This is the bonus review and interview of the fictional restaurant in Beverly Hills 90210 called The Peach Pit. In this episode, we talk to former current programming executive of Spelling Television, Jen Grisanti. She shares her insight on the importance of a familiar meeting place and how a fictional restaurant and real one can connect characters and people alike.

Duration:00:15:19

The Peach Pit

6/7/2018
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The creator of the acclaimed fictional restaurant, The Peach Pit, and showrunner of the tv show, Beverly Hills 90210, Charles Rosin, dives deep into the making of the fictional restaurant as well as provide wisdom of the business.

Duration:00:29:28

Stuckeybowl

5/6/2018
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A bowling alley in Ohio is a special place to everyone. Stuckeybowl is that bowling alley. And on this episode, Restaurant Fiction talks to Jon Beckerman, co-creator of that bowling and all things Ed, the NBC TV series from the early 2000s.

Duration:00:29:07

Chicago Bars and Cops

4/21/2018
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Chicago Bars and Cops, they go hand in hand with the police procedural on TV. In this episode, we talk to Kevin Townsley, known for his work on the police FOX TV show, The Chicago Code. Kevin talks about his time on the show, the all importance of the bar in a cop procedural, and his time spent with Shawn Ryan, creator of one of the most famous cop shows, The Shield.

Duration:00:31:43

Jack Rabbit Slims

4/2/2018
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Jeff Miller, former editor of the Los Angeles Edition of Thrillist and host of Travel Channel's, Trip Testers, discusses and shares his knowledge of the iconic fictional restaurant in the film, Pulp Fiction, Jack Rabbit Slims. Talks about his love for the film, food writing in general, and his worst restaurant experience.

Duration:00:28:40

High Note Bar

3/4/2018
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Graham Yost, creator and showrunner of hit FX show Justified, talks about The High Note Bar, prominently featured in Seasons 3 and 4. He also chats about the screenwriting craft and his love of Galaxy Quest.

Duration:00:34:25

Salinger's

2/10/2018
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Executive Producer of 1990s ultra emo FOX drama, Party of Five, Mark B Perry, sits down with Restaurant Fiction to talk about Salinger's, the bay-city restaurant the 5 Salinger kids owned.

Duration:00:31:03

Road Trip Grub

1/24/2018
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On this episode we are reviewing the road trip food featured in the CW television show, Supernatural, as well as talking again with writer, Richard Hatem, who was instrumental in Supernatural's first season. Besides going in deep into Supernatural and especially Dean's character, Richard breaks down the important road trip foods as well as the different roles of a writer's room. Enjoy.

Duration:00:36:37

The Exotic Spice and Tea Shop

1/5/2018
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This is Part 1 of a very special episode covering the Exotic Spice and Tea Shop prominently featured in the NBC show, Grimm. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the interview with Co-EP, Richard Hatem.

Duration:00:29:08