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Episode 26 - Mary Moore of Cook's Warehouse

There are people who are making Atlanta and amazing city for eaters… and then there people who have made Atlanta. People who have worked so hard at laying groundwork in the culinary community working hard jobs, creating restaurant groups, and so on. Mary Moore is one of those people. Talk about a powerhouse woman who has held every position in the kitchen, was a part of one of the most influential restaurant groups the city has known, and is now at the helm of an Atlanta business that fuels...


Episode 25 - Melissa Davis of Hazel Jane's Wine & Coffee

Melissa Davis is the most knowledgeable person behind the bar I've ever met. She'll drop incredible knowledge on wine, spirits, old cocktails, and more with such enthusiasm and wit you can't wait to learn more. Her career has taken her from the floor of Cakes & Ale, to The General Muir, Staplehouse, and now a new project coming next year on the Beltline from the team at Revelator Coffee. She has racked up accolades (most recently a Rising Star Sommelier from Star Chefs) and has built...


Episode 24 - Quiet Hounds & Dinner Bell

This week's episode is a special one. Not very often do you find a group of gents like Quiet Hounds who happen to make beautiful music. The X factor in all of this is Dinner Bell -- an evening where these guys partner with a local chef and and a musical guest to bring an incredible evening of music, food, and memories in an unforgettable format. Check out these guys everywhere music is available - iTunes • Spotify • Website Also, visit the Dinner Bell website here to see some of the past...


Episode 23 - Chef Todd Richards

There are many instances in recording interviews for this show when I almost forget I’m even producing a podcast. I’m just having a conversation. A great conversation. An amazing conversation that unravels an incredible story and an even more incredible individual. I’m very, very honored to bring you this conversation with Chef Todd Richards. Here is a chef in Atlanta celebrating his upbringing and the collision of cultures that makes up soul food. We get into all the good stuff from his...


Episode 22 - Bess Weyandt of Treehouse Milk

An aspect of Atlanta that I've come to perpetuate over the years, with steadfast loyalty, is our wonderful, creative community of makers. Makers of all kinds who produce, develop, and create things that improve your life -- albeit happen to be delicious on occasion. The makeup of things outside of our restaurant scene are adding incredible amounts of culture to what truly makes Atlanta the greatest city for eaters. Treehouse Milk is creating the most incredibly flavorful alt-dairy milks...


Episode 21 - Chef Ron Eyester of Food 101

Stories are what I live for. It’s far more than just about hearing the verbatim from a well-known chef or a persona. It’s the real thing. Chef Ron Eyester needs no introduction. His restaurants, some that have since passed, have defined a large portion of the dining scene here in Atlanta. Now, back at where he began a major point in his career in restaurants, he has turned a major corner and in a commanding role as something new -- an inspiring leader. He he has been all over, done more...


Atlanta Flavor: Southern Wing Showdown 2018

So, here's a bit of a different episode of the show. We had the opportunity to attend the Southern Wing Showdown to eat wings, catch up with chefs, and meet up with some friends of the show. In case you missed the Southern Wing Showdown this year, here's a list of the participating chefs and other cool folks who were involved in this year's events. Big shoutout to our friends at Springer Mountain Farms for all of the wings that made their way to all of the chefs. Also, the folks who...


Episode 20: Chef Jennifer Hill Booker

Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, extensive traveler, Executive Chef of Georgia Department of Agriculture, Culinary Explorer for Georgia Department of Travel and Tourism, Board member of James Beard Food Waste Advisory Council, contributor to multiple publications, and Author of two cookbooks.... and that's not even close to everything. Chef Jennifer Hill Booker is an incredible force in the culinary industry, and ANY kitchen, and has taken her life of extensive travel experiences and incredible...


Episode 19 - Judith Winfrey, President of PeachDish

There are few people on this earth who can claim to know the restaurant business, work in a new vertical of the space, understand the ebb and flow of seasonality, and also know how to farm -- let alone own a farm. Enter: Judith Winfrey, President of PeachDish. PeachDish is an Atlanta-based mealkit and grocery business that takes the space to new levels. These folks are sourcing high-quality ingredients from local farmers, not to mention buying direct, but also working with local, southern...


Episode 18 - Michael Lennox, Owner of Ladybird, Muchacho, and Golden Eagle

There's no question that the Atlanta Beltline is one of the crown jewels our city has to offer to locals and visitors alike. However, take a snapshot of any given day on our city's favorite walking trail and you're bound to experience plenty of business, restaurants, and age-old buildings with big personalities. Michael Lennox is one Atlantan (born & raised) who is perpetuating that idea. Owner of Ladybird, Muchacho, and Golden Eagle, this gentleman and his team have developed a large dose...


Episode 17, Part 2 - Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union

A meal that turns into more than a memory: knowledge. I was fortunate to learn of Chef Steven Satterfield through a wonderful talk he gave at Atlanta Food & Wine years ago and I was immediately hooked. It wasn't just that the food was good, or said to be good. The meal changed the way I saw a chef working in a restaurant. It changed the way I saw creativity in a menu. It changed the way I wanted to eat. That's the true aim at heart, right? Many, many thanks go to Chef Steven and his team...


Episode 17, Part 1 - Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union

The work of a chef can be defined by a few graceful strokes of a knife or flash of fire in the eyes of the diner -- or the viewer of an artfully produced TV show. The true understanding of what a chef's work entails is not found solely through show -- it is found in the redefinition and re-exploration of where our food comes from. This, my friends, is what Chef Steven Satterfield's Miller Union has undertaken for almost 9 years on the westside of Atlanta. When you can be completely...


Episode 16 - Lasheeda Perry of Four Seasons Atlanta and Bar Margot

Oh, pastry. This is the part of the meal that will always have more meaning than just treating a sweet tooth or paying homage to part of the kitchen. There's also the type of pastry chef that will keep you anchored during the meal with the knowledge of sealing the evening on a perfect note. Lasheeda Perry, Executive Pastry Chef at Bar Margot and Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, is that chef. Her incredibly electric personality and approach to cuisine, design, flavor, and the art of pastry makes...


Episode 15 - Dale Desena of Taste of Atlanta

If you've spent any time in Atlanta, you've either attended or had friends drag you along to Taste of Atlanta. Getting to know Atlanta through flavor is the name of the game at this festival and Dale DeSena, the event's founder/curator, had that philosophy in mind when she dreamt of this event. It's amazing when you hit milestones in the life of something you've created and Taste of Atlanta is going strong with 17 years of being a festival for Atlanta eaters. It's a great milestone for Dale...


Spotlight Interview: Jim Tselikis of Cousins Maine Lobster

For most, there are few instances where fresh, properly prepared lobster is had on the regular -- let alone readily available. Typically, it's an item astride a prime cut of beef or maybe found in a crock of mac n' cheese, for most Atlantans. However, we're lucky to have two food trucks serving up lobster rolls on the regular and Cousins Maine Lobster now calls Atlanta home for its third brick and mortar location. The same lobster roll-centric menu can be found at this location on the west...


Episode 14 - Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt of Xocolatl

Chocolate. Not the chocolate you know that is readily available at the grocery store checkout. Real chocolate. Chocolate that has a story. Matt Weyandt and Elaine Read of Xocolatl are sourcing the best cacao of your life from the fruit-bearing trees in Costa Rica and producing remarkable chocolate at their micro factory in Krog Street Market. The tale of how these two came to be in the world of chocolate is one that will truly inspire and ignite the entrepreneurial side of your...


Episode 13, Part 2 - The Spotted Trotter

It's an amazing thing when you listen back to an interview you had with a person -- or people. Things stand out that you may not have missed the first time, but hit you differently. I keep listening back to these two episodes and finding things that make me fall even more in love with Atlanta and how so many people on this show are building their brands and businesses. In case you missed Part 1, here's the link to it. I'd highly recommend giving the first half a listen before this one so...


Episode 13, Part 1 - Kevin and Megan Ouzts of The Spotted Trotter

Kevin and Megan Ouzts.... Folks, these two are heroes. The Spotted Trotter is a wonderland for anyone with an appreciation, affinity, slight interest, or palate for incredible cured and prepared meats and charcuterie. They have incredible roots here in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and have established an avenue of the culinary community here that makes this city so wonderful -- albeit delicious. This interview is a special one. For the first time, we're bringing you a story in two parts....


Episode 12 - Luca Varuni of Varuni Napoli

Witnessing pizza emerge from an oven that was painstakingly built as the oven at Varuni Napoli is akin to witnessing a great artist sling paint onto a canvas or a wall. You've long surpassed the realm of just dough, sauce, and cheese -- You've stepped into the realm of real pizza. Luca Varuni built Varuni Napoli on the foundation of his culinary youth spent in southern Italy. Whether its an individual ingredient or a fully-executed pizza, you will leave with an appreciation for how Luca and...


Spotlight Interview: Elizabeth Feichter, Co-Founder of Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is an event that I look forward to every year. The event takes over the Loews Hotel in Midtown and the north portion of Piedmont Park over four days. You're treated to an incredible lineup of chefs from Texas to D.C. with opportunities to eat, drink, and learn about their passions and craft. I sat down with Elizabeth Feichter, Co-Founder of the festival, for a conversation about how the festival came to be 8 years ago and what to look for at this year's...