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A show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark operate a renowned restaurant consulting business and also own both Stage Left Restaurant and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener.

A show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark operate a renowned restaurant consulting business and also own both Stage Left Restaurant and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener.
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Location:

New Brunswick, NJ

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A show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark operate a renowned restaurant consulting business and also own both Stage Left Restaurant and Catherine Lombardi Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener.

Language:

English


Episodes

Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown (Authors, The Deans of Drink)

4/25/2013
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Mark and Francis welcome Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown to the show to discuss their new book, The Deans of Drink, historic cocktails, cocktail museums, and how Europe is different from the US, not just when it comes to cocktails and cocktail ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Susan McKenna Grant (Owner, La Petraia; Author, Dinamica)

3/6/2013
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Mark and Francis open the show with another discussion about photography in restaurants. Their guest is Susan McKenna Grant, owner of La Petraia, in Rada, Chianti and author of the new book, Dinamica. They discuss how eating meat is different when ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Josh Ozersky (Time Magazine's food writer)

2/20/2013
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Mark and Francis start the show discussing the recent firing of an Applebee's employee after she posted a copy of someone's receipt on her website after that person crossed out her added gratuity and wrote "I only give God 10%, why ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Jimmy Cronk, Sean Hosty, and John Durna (Owners, Destination Dogs)

2/6/2013
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What should a restaurateur do if a guest can't pay? Mark and Francis discuss what happened recently at Smith and Wollensky in New York when an Italian tourist could not pay. What do you think should happen in these cases? Mark and Francis ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Cynthia Lauren Tewes (Actress)

1/31/2013
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The Guys are joined today by Cynthia Lauren Tewes. Ms Tewes played Julie McCoy on The Love Boat and is appearing at The George Street Playhouse (right next to The Restaurant Guys restaurants) in Good People by, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright David ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Kevin Zraly (Author, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course)

1/16/2013
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Mark and Francis welcome back Kevin Zraly to the show to discuss the 27th Edition of his best-selling wine book, Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. The new version includes videos by way of QR codes. They discuss how the world of wine has ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Sean Muldoon

12/19/2012
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Francis first encountered Sean Muldoon's work many years ago in Belfast City. We dare say that Francis may have been the first American Cocktailian to wander in to the cocktail palace built in that far away city by Mr. Muldoon. Sean has ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Bill Wolsey (Hotelier, Restaurateur, Publican)

11/14/2012
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The Guys Start off the segment with a lively discussion about Pete Well's recent '-1 star review' of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar in The New York Times. Was it justified? Did it go too far? Listen in for their take. Then we ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Robert Simonson (Author, Blogger)

11/7/2012
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In their first show post-Superstorm Sandy, the guys welcome New York Times cocktail columnist Robert Simonson to the show. Robert Simonson writes about spirits, cocktails, and wine for the New York Times, Imbibe, Edible Brooklyn and Manhattan, Wine ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Josh Schonwald (Author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food)

10/3/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss Francis's recent trip to Ireland and Belfast Restaurant Week. Their guest is Josh Schonwald, author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food. They discuss GMO foods in the future and the future of ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Andrew Smith (Author of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food)

9/26/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss Francis's recent brunch outing in New York. Their guest is Andrew Smith, author of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food. They discuss the history of tuna in the US and how it went from being a trash ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Barb Stuckey (Author of Taste What You're Missing)

9/21/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Barb Stuckey, author of Taste What You're Missing. Barb Stuckey is a food developer at Mattson and outlines the kinds of tasters and how to train yourself to be a better taster in her ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Rum in New Orleans

9/7/2012
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The Guys recorded yet another show at Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans. Back in the 9th Ward of the city, you will find the city's only rum distillery, the only rum distillery in The Big Easy since prohibition. The Guys are big fans and ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Antoinette Bruno (Discussing the Star Chefs International Chefs Congres)

8/29/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Antoinette Bruno on the show to discuss the Star Chefs International Chefs Congress. Star Chefs ICC is one of a kind, and it's back: a three-day culinary symposium that gathers more than 90 of the world's most ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Ted Lange (Isaac on The Love Boat)

8/22/2012
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An unexpected pleasure of Tales of The Cocktail 2012 in New Orleans: Francis and Mark met one of the worlds most iconic bartenders. Ted Lange played Isaac on The Love Boat. He was probably the first bartender Mark and Francis and their whole ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield (Owners of the beer import company, Vanberg & De Wulf)

8/1/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, owners of the beer import company, Vanberg & De Wulf to the show. They discuss how Belgian beer became popular in the US, Belgian beer styles and beer ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Michael Green and Ricky Crawford

7/25/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Michael Green and Ricky Crawford to the show. Michael Green joins them to talk about his plays, as well as about the exciting Spanish wine region of La Mancha. Ricky Crawford joins them to discuss some of the interesting ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Dean Foster (Author of the "Global Etiquette Guide")

7/18/2012
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Mark and Francis welcome Dean Foster to the show. Dean Foster is the head of Dean Foster Associates and is the author of the "Global Etiquette Guide" series of books. Mr Foster joins the guys to discuss travel abroad and how gesture can be ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Ann Tuennerman (Founder of Tales of the Cocktail)

7/3/2012
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Mark and Francis discuss a recent slew of articles about cocktails from the New York Times food section, particularly an article about food and cocktail pairing. Their guest is Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, a five day cocktail ...

Duration: 00:40:00


Michael Beattie (Head of the American Wagyu Association)

6/27/2012
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Mark and Francis talk about Niman Ranch beef and an event they went to recently. Their guest is Michael Beattie, the head of the American Wagyu Association. They discuss the recent article in Forbes Magazine by Larry Olmstead about Wagyu and the ...

Duration: 00:40:00

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