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Episode 19: Serving Seinfeld, Yoga Pants, and other FOH Shenanigans
In this delectable episode 1-9, we convene with a FOH vet, Mr. Matt Bodo. Matt shares stories of running a dining room in NYC—including some hilarious anecdotes about Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Voigt—while Morgan and Jeff spitball about service dos and don'ts in Denver, Boulder, and beyond (is it okay for servers to wear yoga pants?). Plus, a few tidbits about hybrid service models in Denver, why tipping is probably/maybe a bad idea, and whatever's the deal with uniforms (they suck). It's...
Episode 18: Colorado Craft Beer with Advanced Cicerone Dev Adams
The DO eds decided to veer off the food course for episode 18 and talk beer! With the help of Advanced Cicerone Dev Adams (@misslupulin on social), we explore the reasons behind Colorado's craft brew craze, why we treat breweries as an extension of our own living rooms, and why we hop everything that moves. Also, Dev gives us insight on top-notch traditional styles being made in Denver and beyond, strategies for making the most of the Great American Beer Festival, and what new breweries to...
Episode 17: Josh Wolkon of Vesta, Steuben's, and Ace
Dropping by for a chat about 20-year-old Vesta on episode 17, restaurateur Josh Wolkon shares the real story behind his plan for the once-was dipping grill ("It was half my business plan," he admits), how Steuben's inspired passionate debates on how make the best meatloaf (glazed or not glazed?), and why Ace Eat Serve orders up 50,000 new ping-pong balls every year (hint: more than a few roll down 17th Avenue on a regular basis). Plus, learn about how Josh and his wife, Jen, formed a solid...
Episode 16: Rich Grant of Visit Denver
Taking us down memory lane for episode 16, Rich Grant (travel writer and former communications director for Visit Denver) shares stories of the Mile High City before its heyday. Savor tales of seedy Larimer bars, ski shots on mountain tops, and the early days of Wynkoop brewing—not to mention an insider's take on Caesar Salad at the Diamond Cabaret. Plus, Rich shares his thoughts on what makes Denver such a catch for culinary talents from the coasts and where our palates are headed in 2018...
Episode 15: Curry Fried Chicken, Poké for Days, and Other Fabulous Food Trends
What do you get when you mix a glass of frozé, White Fence Farms' sea of sides, and NOLA jazz? Episode 15 of Served. That's right, this ep is all about food trends in the Front Range—from the proliferation of poké bowls to weed pop-up dinners, shoe stores in restaurants, and our predictions for what will be on plates in 2018. Also, what's the deal with restaurant names and ampersands? All this, plus a heaping helping of personality, on #servedthepodcast. (This episode's sponsor is Denver's...
Episode 13: Chef Jamey Fader of Lola/Big Red F
Chef Jamey Fader is arguably one of Denver's founding fathers—as far as restaurants go, anyway. He helped build the foundation for the culinary scene as we know it, and on this episode, talks about his inspirations in those early days, his family, and how camaraderie has been the hallmark of Denver dining since day one. He also shares stories of the seedy days of LoDo, his daughter's interpretive dance, and the new territory of weed dinners. All this and more on episode 13 of...
Episode 12: Chef/Restaurateur Justin Cucci
To help us celebrate episode 12, celebrated chef/restaurateur Justin Cucci stops by to chat about his colorful past and even more colorful future. Learn about musical inspiration for his restaurants, how jail time was key to his success, and his unique approach to restaurant design. (Teaser: He has storage facilities filled with radio tubes, scales, and pink lockers—among other things—just in case his restaurants need a touch-up.) You heard it here first on #servedthepodcast.
Episode 10: CEO Robert Thompson of Punch Bowl Social
The DO eds had a special treat for episode 10—some quality time with Punch Bowl Social CEO Robert Thompson. A man of many talents and unequalled drive, Thompson talks about restaurant failures (and subsequent successes), being a "Millennial whisperer," and how family has impacted his work life. Plus, learn about all of the fun things Punch Bowl is doing in 2017/18 (including virtual reality lounges, the Stapleton airport location build-out, and some dynamite menu items, y'all). You heard...
Episode 9: First Dates Pet Peeves, Entrée Sharing, and Lego Movies
We're kicking things up a notch for episode nine, y'all. Rebecca, Jeff, and Morgan talk all about first date dos and don'ts, plus tips on where to take someone for dinner if you want to impress them and why sharing your entrée is (maybe?) a bad idea. Oh, and find out why one gent thinks Chipotle is the best restaurant in Denver. Do you have thoughts on first dates musts? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook @dodenverboulder and use the hashtag #servedthepodcast!
Episode 6: Ukuleles, Italian Cookies, and Twerking
It's a host-happy sixth episode, y'all! Jeff, Morgan, and Berks talk all about their favorite underrated eats, with side convos on ukulele lessons, twerking, and doughnut walls. Plus, a round-up of our comfort food go-tos in Denver and Boulder, and a call to listeners to help us find the culinary goodness that's missing in our lives. Just another day at the office, really. Listen, and be hungry! #servedthepodcast
Episode 4: Chef Blake Edmunds of Bar Dough, Highland Tap, and Señor Bear
For our fabulous fourth episode of Served, we're rolling out something new: a peek at exciting newsy happenings in the culinary world of Denver/Boulder (including the addictive smoked margs at fresh-faced RiNo speakeasy Millers & Rossi). Plus, we have Chef Blake Edmunds (Highland Tap & Burger and Bar Dough) on to chat about what it was like growing up in Greeley, what he really thinks about Guy Fieri, and his newest Highlands concept, Señor Bear. Settle in for some delicious conversation,...
Episode 3: Chef Lou Ortiz of SOL Cocina
For epic episode three, we chat with Denver chef Lou Ortiz, who's currently at the helm at SOL Cocina in Cherry Creek. Ortiz tells us all about his beer and cocktail picks, heartwarming food traditions growing up, and what it was like to serve in the military. Plus, hear all about SOL's ever-evolving culinary program, showcasing the best (and freshest) Baja cuisine. #servedthepodcast
Episode 2: Phô and Friends
Wherein DiningOut editors Morgan, Rebecca, and Jeff chat about their favorite eats of the week (all hail pork rinds!), what phô is all about, and how food and sex are inextricably linked in Vietnamese culture. Plus, a quiz to test your Vietnamese food knowledge, the best phô stops on South Federal, and an app designed to demystify Asian grocery stores. All this and more on episode 2 of #servedthepodcast!
Welcome to Served, The DiningOut Podcast!
Welcome to Served, the DiningOut podcast where editors Jeffrey Steen, Rebecca Treon, and Morgan Carter chat about all things food and drink for the Front Range. This inaugural episode, the eds introduce themselves while discussing the necessity of pasta, dorm dining, and comfort food go-tos. Next episode: authentic haunts on Federal Boulevard!