Kent French along with Green Cheek Beer Co. co-owner Brian Rauso, will focus on inspirational stories of people and businesses. The initial focus is on the craft brew industry and what it is doing to stay connected with the community and survive this challenging time.
Episode 35 - Where there's a WIL, there's a WAY
Wil Dee joins Brian and I on our latest podcast and you are sure to find out as we did that he has to be the most interesting man in Orange County! He's the co-founder of Chapman Crafted and also owns Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar and Provisions Deli & Bottleshop all located in Old Towne Orange! He discusses his incredibly interesting story of working at pretty much every bar and restaurant in Orange County and how that experience has helped him today. He also reveals how he balances being a great husband and father with 3 businesses!
Wrecked at the Beach
Brian and I got Wrecked on the beach...and man was it fun! We took the Podcast on the road to Sea Legs at the Beach located right on the sand at the Bolsa Chica Beach where Robert Jon and the Wreck were playing under the Southern California sun in front of a packed house! Robert Jon Burrison and Henry James were kind enough to join us between sets to talk about finally playing in front of a live crowd and their European Tour this fall. This is the second time Robert Jon has been on the show. He was so good the first time, we had to go see him live and now we are true Wrecked fans! Crack a beer, put on some sunscreen, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy Robert Jon and Wreck!
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Episode 33 - A shot of Bourbon (Street) and a Slice!
14 years ago Larry Houser joined forces with John Skehan and Holly Hana to bring a love of New Orleans cuisine to Fullerton. Ever since Bourbon Street has been a staple for the Bourbon behind the bar, the authentic food on the table and the buzzing nightlife once the sun goes down!
Larry joins Brian and I to talk about the success of Bourbon Street, the Bowery Pies (a family pizza place he opened 5 years ago next door), and his families fight against Autism. Oh...and Evan Price, co-owner and brewer at Green Cheek, makes a guest appearance!
Episode 32 - A Wave of Spirits in Huntington Beach
On the latest episode of the Podcast, Brian and I head to Surf City not in search of the best waves, but the best Spirits! Surf City Still Works opened its doors in 2017 becoming Huntington Beach's first independent craft distillery. In a "what now" moment several years ago, co-founders Elena and Josh Kornoff decided to follow a passion and forge a road in HB no one had done before and have never looked back! Josh joins us to share his story that has taken him from the spirit of Hollywood to the Spirit of HB! There are big plans in store for Surf City Still Works...tune into find out!
Episode 31 - Fuel Your Soul with Love, Laughter, and Food!
You know when you meet someone for the first time and instantly you feel happy? That is how I describe our next guest on the Podcast. Yolanda Quam is co-owner of The Fuel Shack in San Clemente. After spending 25 years in the medical profession, she wanted to see what else was out there for her and let her love for food and laughter lead the way to her dream. Brian and I smile from the beginning to the end of this interview as Yolanda shares her story with us the only way she knows how! Oh and she uses here megaphones so get ready!
Episode 30 - Play the Hapa Cakes drinking game!
Alcohol infused cupcakes...need I say more! Get to Hapa Cakes! What an incredible combination created by 2 incredible ladies 8 years ago. Hanayo Martin and Akemi Simpson came up with the concept while students at Cal State Fullerton and now they have 2 locations, one in downtown Fullerton and another in Brea! Trust me, these treats are the perfect way to end your day (or start your weekend!) and now is the perfect time to stop by Hapa Cakes with St. Patrick's Day arriving! How about an Irish Car Bomb cupcake with filled with whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream or Chocolate Whiskey Cake Stuffed Green Velvet Cookies! Crack open a Green Cheek beer as Brian and I chat with these two ladies and play the cupcake drinking game!