84 episodes

Lorraine & Louiie started this chef-driven podcast in memory of one of the best food culture ambassadors of all time, Anthony Bourdain. In his memory, we wanted to do the right thing: build a better sense of community among cooks, chefs, restaurant workers, and food lovers in Las Vegas & worldwide.
Lo is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has straddled two careers as a TV Newscaster & Chef. She's cooked at The James Beard House and learned from some of the the top chefs in the world.
Lou is an accomplished food photographer, chef, and world traveler. Her work has been featured in major publications and restaurants across The Las Vegas Strip and beyond.
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2 SHARP CHEFS & A MICROPHONE Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Lorraine & Louiie started this chef-driven podcast in memory of one of the best food culture ambassadors of all time, Anthony Bourdain. In his memory, we wanted to do the right thing: build a better sense of community among cooks, chefs, restaurant workers, and food lovers in Las Vegas & worldwide.
Lo is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has straddled two careers as a TV Newscaster & Chef. She's cooked at The James Beard House and learned from some of the the top chefs in the world.
Lou is an accomplished food photographer, chef, and world traveler. Her work has been featured in major publications and restaurants across The Las Vegas Strip and beyond.
Thanks for listening! Our podcast is your podcast.

    It's in His Soulbelly - Chef Bruce Kalman Rocks BBQ in Las Vegas

    It's in His Soulbelly - Chef Bruce Kalman Rocks BBQ in Las Vegas

    What's a Soulbelly, and Why Does it Rock?
    Do you ever feel like a rockstar in the kitchen? Do you know about Foie Grock?
    There's a new grill guy in town, and his brisket is inspired by his love of music almost as much as his decades of cooking experience.
    You may recognize Chef Bruce Kalman from Bravo's _Top Chef_ or that time he _Beat Bobby Flay_ at his own game, but the Jersey transplant is celebrated most by his adopted son, Jude. In this 2 Sharp Chefs & A Microphone podcast, Bruce shares his BBQ secrets with Chefs Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa. The cover band frontman talks about his upcoming downtown restaurant, Soulbelly BBQ and explains why he chose Las Vegas as his new business location AND his new home.
    PLUS - you'll hear stories about what it's like to grill with Grohl of the Foo Fighters and sing with the Ace of Cakes. Don't miss this inspiring and entertaining interview!

    In Show & Tell, you'll learn about the most important part of Bruce's life, and it's not brisket.

    Podcast Mentions: Chef James Trees, Chris Decker, Backbeat BBQ, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Whiskey Dick, Foie Grock, Chef Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes, Beat Bobby Flay, Bravo’s Top Chef, Meatloaf, Secretburger.com, Drago’s

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    • 28 min
    Christmas Edition: Tamales & Family - El Tamalucas

    Christmas Edition: Tamales & Family - El Tamalucas

    Tamales & Familia
    Merry Christmas family! Feliz Navidad. Happy Hanukkah.
    Have you ever had a dream that took years to accomplish, but kicked into high gear after one BIG life event?

    It took time, a lot of experimentation, and a ton of tenacity for Saul Talavera to take El Tamalucas to the tamale heights he's experiencing today. The Las Vegas tamalero used to talk with his father, Saul Talavera, Sr., about starting a tamale business one day. They would kick a few back and dream, but the idea never materialized. Solo un sueno.

    When his father died in 2014 and Saul, Jr. lost his job, his wife pushed him to take a chance on their family's tamales. It wasn't easy, and at times, it felt impossible. In this 2 Sharp Chefs episode, El Tamalucas owner explains to Chefs Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa how he finally got people to listen, try his family's recipes, and queue up for hours just to get a taste.

    In Show & Tell, Saul shares a cooler that looks more like a rock guitar case and carries the sentimental value of a priceless heirloom.

    Podcast mentions: Sonic, Foodbeast

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    • 24 min
    Ghost Unit Kitchen: Chefs Cooking Commissary Style

    Ghost Unit Kitchen: Chefs Cooking Commissary Style

    Ghost Unit Kitchen - Chefs Jonathan Batista & Jordon Dunewood
    What do you know about Ghost Kitchens? They've been around a while, but their popularity is increasing as more and more people prefer grabbing food to go or getting it delivered to their homes. For Las Vegas small business owners, it's also helped many local chefs keep their concepts thriving and their costs down.
    Enter Ghost Unit Kitchen - a culinary "G Unit" of Chef Jonathan Batista's Latin/Caribbean empanadas and Chef Jordan Dunewood's Southern street food.
    They share a commercial kitchen with each other and several other Las Vegas restaurants. There's no dining room, but there's plenty of delicious food to sample.
    Hear about the chefs' backgrounds, how they met through Las Vegas non-profit Chefs For Vegas, and why they think this concept might be the future of food.

    In 2 Sharp Chefs & A Microphone** Pandemic Provisions, Chefs Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa** chat about their favorite shared food items. And in this week's chef Show & Tell, Jon brings a photo that he keeps in his food truck for inspiration, and Jordon shares a knife that gave him the confidence to keep moving up.

    PODCAST MENTIONS: YourPanadas, Chef JD’s Taste Kitchen, Valley Cheese and Wine, John Arena, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Jolene Mannina, Vegas Test Kitchen, Justin Franco, Chefs 4 Vegas, Department of Agriculture, Get Fresh, Three Square, Vesta Food Service, James Beard Foundation

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    • 31 min
    Miracle On Spring Mountain at Sand Dollar Lounge

    Miracle On Spring Mountain at Sand Dollar Lounge

    Who Needs a MIRACLE right about NOW? You know you do.
    You yearn for Christmas Sweaters. Kitschy Decs. Holiday Shenanigans. Despite our PANDEMIC woes, there are still ways to get all the holiday feels this winter season at the legendary Sand Dollar Lounge.
    Co-Owner Anthony Jamison chats with Chefs Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa about their second annual Miracle on Spring Mountain.

    In this 2 Sharp Chefs podcast, hear about Santa's Twerk Shop, Christmas cocktails, and PIZZA POPUPS! Find out how you can give back while you get to feast on special slices from some of the hottest chefs in Las Vegas.

    BONUS: Anthony shows us his special spatula in "Show & Tell", but at the behest of 2 Sharp Chefs, he ends up carrying up his massive cast iron to share with our culinary friends.

    Podcast Mentions: McDonalds in Tonopah, The World Famous Clown Motel, C**hris Decker, Brian Howard, James Trees, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Rolling Stones, Lock, Stock, & Barrel 18yo, Rowan’s Creek, Paradise City Creamery**

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    • 25 min
    Las Vegas Town Fridge Project - John Chou

    Las Vegas Town Fridge Project - John Chou

    Las Vegas Town Fridge Project
    What can you do to help during this pandemic? UCLA Grad John Chou needs your help to spread love and community by filling fridges.
    LV Town Fridge Project started one day when Chou got sick of of seeing all the food waste during his volunteer work. He realized there might be a simple, inexpensive solution: a community fridge. Chou tells Chefs Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa years of helping at different non-profits gave him the skill set and the determination to take on food insecurity one fridge at a time.
    You can assist by dropping off fresh fruit and vegetables or prepared food at one of the project's two locations:
    1010 N. Main St. Las Vegas
    1041 Sweeney Ave. Las Vegas
    They're open 24/7.
    If you or someone you know or a business you know can host a community fridge, contact John at lvtownfridge@gmail.com

    PODCAST Mentions: Desert Bloom Eco Farm, Shamrock Dairy, Three Square, Kim Foster, United Movement Organized Kindness, Food Not Bombs, Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, Cluck It Farm, Worldwide Opportunities On Organic Farms, The Third Plate, Dan Barber, Alton Brown, Will Rogers State Beach, UCLA

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    • 28 min
    Your Greatest Food Memories - A 2 Sharp Chefs Thanksgiving Special

    Your Greatest Food Memories - A 2 Sharp Chefs Thanksgiving Special

    What is your most evocative food memory?
    What food or restaurant takes you back to your happiest, funniest, most cherished moments?

    Anthony Bourdain once said, 'Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life."

    Chefs Lorraine Moss & Louiie Victa share the food moments that charmed their childhoods. For Lorraine, it's a root beer float and French fries at A & W with her grandpa, Eric Baptista. For Louiie, it's a braised beef noodle at a Chinese restaurant in the Philippines with their parents, Ligaya and Horacio Victa.

    You will fall in love with all the positivity in this 2 Sharp Chefs & A Microphone Thanksgiving Special. You'll also get to hear the beautiful food memories of:

    John Arena, Metro Pizza Co-Owner/Pizzaiolo
    Yassine Lyoubi, Barry's Downtown Prime Co-Owner
    Xenon Mallari, Happy Ending Chocolate Owner/Chocolatier
    Derek Stevens, Circa Las Vegas Owner
    Penny Chua & Sabrina Chutima, Lotus of Siam
    Myrene Delos Angeles, Sundown Mushrooms Owner
    Elizabeth Falkner, Celebrated Chef/Consultant
    Gary Francis Xavier LaMorte, Honest Hospitality Founder/Chef
    Mariana Alvarado, MasAzul Chef/Owner
    Brian Howard, Sparrow + Wolf, Chef/Owner

    Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving. It's been a challenging year. We got your back. Thank you for listening and supporting this two women food podcast. It's a labor of love and a culmination of a culinary storytelling dream for us.

    Podcast Mentions: Bazaar Meat, Andi Murphy - Toasted Sister Podcast, Bay Meadows, Amore da Roma, Magic Pan, Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Jose Andres, Chef Mary Sue Milliken, Chef Susan Feniger, Magnolia

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

meowrene ,

A must listen for Las Vegas locals and beyond!

Lorraine and Louiie goes beyond what any podcast in Las Vegas has offered. Topics are food centric which easily ties in with the social aspects of what a Las Vegas local really means. I definitely see how the topics and guests are carefully chosen. Chosen not only inspire and highlight the amazing things that locals are up to, but then wholly adds to the sense of community we now have going. This podcast has affirmed, Las Vegas now continues to become a city with culture and identity. We’re just at the beginning of something truly special and it’s exciting witness it. 2 Sharp Chefs & A Microphone serves to tie it all in and call out the exciting things that’s abound.

AndreaM702 ,

Great Vegas podcast

They talk with a lot of amazing chefs and foodies from all around Las Vegas. It’s a great way to learn about what’s new in the Vegas culinary industry and they have lots of fun food facts and all around kitchen tips for everyone. You learn something new with each episode.

Xenu54 ,

Food, community, the little people!

This podcasts features a wide array of culinary personalities from small startups to restauranteurs to James Beard winning and Michelin Star chefs. The format is light hearted but they don’t shy away from asking personal and in-depth questions. They have a strong sense of community and relationship building!

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