Heard! is a food, beverage, and hospitality podcast featuring interviews with leading industry professionals at the local and national level. The concept is a Detroit based collaboration between the Detroit Optimist Society, the Hungry Dudes, and NickDrinks.com. Please check us out online at www.heardpodcast.com to listen in and learn more about the guys. Cheers!
Heard! Podcast – Episode 125 F*ck Diets. Lift Stuff. Sweat.
Dr. Amy Latawiec, owner of Rebel Cycle Studio in Detroit, joins us. The holidays can be a stressful time. How do we navigate the desire to be healthy, tend to obligations, and remain happy during the "most joyful time of the year?" What does being healthy or fit even mean? Amy has been a trainer for approximately a decade and has owned Rebel Cycle Studio for over a year. If you're struggling with juggling commitments, work, and everything else this time of year, give this episode a listen. You're not alone. You can learn more about Rebel Cycle Studio, Detroit's first body positive indoor cycling studio, at
Before we start our talk with Amy, Nick rejoins us to discuss this Sunday's (December 3, 2019) 2nd Annual Golden Jigger Awards. This year's show is taking place at Detroit Shipping Company. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-jigger-awards-tickets-80806539535
Heard! Podcast – Episode 124 Round Two with Street Beet
We talked to Nina and Meghan from Street Beet back in March 2019, just before their adventure to Los Angeles for the Vegan Street Fair. Since then, a lot has happened. Of course, they're continuing their series of successful pop ups. They were also finalists for Hatch Detroit and they're currently using IndieGoGo to fund their dream of opening a brick & mortar restaurant. In this episode, we discuss their desire to go from pop up to permanent, the hard work and costs involved in opening a restaurant, and some of the obstacles they have faced along the way.
You can learn more about Street Beet on Instagram @StreetBeetDetroit and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/streetbeetdetroit/. You can support their IndieGoGo effort at https://igg.me/at/streetbeetrestaurant/x#/ - they're trying to raise $75,000 but every single dollar helps.
Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode - 86 Repairs. 86 Repairs takes the guess work out of restaurant repairs - learn more at http://86repairs.com/heard.
Thanks for listening! If you could take a moment to rate and review us, we would greatly appreciate it. Every rating and review helps us as we try to land sponsors and advertisers. Old episodes of Heard!, including episode 99 with Street Beet, can be found wherever you listen to podcasts and at http://heardpodcast.com.
Heard! Podcast – Episode 123 What might happen if we raise the minimum wage?
In a mostly symbolic gesture, the House of Representatives voted to increase the minimum wage to $15/hr in Summer 2019. If the minimum wage were to increase, how would that impact hospitality businesses? We are joined by Sandy Levine, owner of The Oakland, Chartreuse, and the upcoming Freya and Dragonfly, and Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo, owner of Chazzano Cafe, to scratch the surface of the minimum wage debate. Is $15/hr enough? What are some unintended consequences of raising the minimum wage? We touch on a wide range of topics regarding this complicated issue.
Special thanks to our sponsor, 86 Repairs. With 86 Repairs, one is the magic number. Find out more about 86 Repairs at http://86repairs.com/Heard
Heard! Podcast – Detroit’s Only Winery
Chris Southern, General Manager & Director of Production of Detroit Vineyards, joins us to discuss what it's like operating Detroit's first winery in 60 years. Detroit Vineyards is inside the former Stroh's Ice Cream building on Gratiot & Antietam. Southern has been with Detroit Vineyards for just five weeks, but he has big plans. To learn more about Detroit Vineyards, visit http://detroitvineyards.com.
Thanks to 86 Repairs - our sponsor for this episode! 86 Repairs takes the worry of repairs off your plate. 86 Repairs is a subscription service that manages the entire repair process from start to finish for restaurant groups. Check out http://86repairs.com/heard for more information.
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Heard! Podcast – Episode 121 A Discussion about Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is pervasive. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article, 90% of women and 70% of men report being harassed. I am joined this week by Melanie Mack, a bartendress, and my special co-host Sagen Isham of Working Class Outlaws. Our discussion starts with some facts about sexual harassment then we discuss some personal stories, and offer some thoughts on change and where anyone being harassed can find support. This is an important episode that provides a starting point for an ongoing discussion.
If you do need support, please visit https://www.sashacenter.org/, https://www.haven-oakland.org/, or https://turningpointmacomb.org/.
Heard! Podcast – Episode 120 A Clowder of Bobcats
Last time we spoke with Matt Buskard, owner of Bobcat Bonnie's, he was reopening the second Bobcat Bonnie's in Wyandotte. Since Episode 56 in April 2018, Matt has reopened Wyandotte and has opened a new location in Ferndale and is about to open one in Ypsilanti. Opening one successful location is tricky, but what about 3 going 4? Matt is very candid about what he believes are keys to opening, running, and maintaining his small empire of Bobcat Bonnie's.
Thanks to our sponsor - 86 Repairs! Without any prior discussion, it turns out that all of the Bobcat Bonnie's use 86 Repairs with great enthusiasm. 86 Repairs is ideal for places with multiple locations like Bobcat Bonnie's. Learn more about 86 Repairs at http://86repairs.com/heard
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Awesome Detroit Food, Drink & Hospitality podcast!
The first episode I listened to was about SheWolf Detroit which is an amazing, one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant. I greatly enjoyed my dining experience at SheWolf! Since then I’m hooked on The Heard podcast. I have enjoyed all the episodes and always learn something new. The podcast with Bees in the D led me to the mead & honey pairing at B. Nektar and the podcast with Schramm’s mead is taking me there! Love learning and connecting with these Detroit area gems— thanks so much.
What A Blast This Was! 🤙🏼 If you love being in The Hospitality Industry then I urge you to subscribe. When I say Love, I guess I really mean eat drink and sleep the industry enough to listen to professionals talk about a multitude of subjects after your double😉
These Hungry Dudes / Nick Drinks
Rock. I’m looking forward to new episodes and never regret taking a a listen. Such a pleasure to chat with you guys.
In Detroit or not, Heard Podcast Is always worth a listen and you’ll never finish an episode without snagging one tidbit of info you didn’t know before @ the very least. 😎 can’t argue that 🙌🏼 If you have something you wanna talk about Podcast Detroit is the studio you want 👍🏼
Love the local angle on hospitality!
I love the way you guys explore hospitality, drinks, and food in Metro Detroit. I appreciate the interesting guests and educational components in each episode.