8 episodes

Host Andrew Rigie talks business, politics and life with restaurateurs, nightlife operators, politicians and other newsmakers.

Hospitality & Politics with Andrew Rigie Andrew Rigie

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Host Andrew Rigie talks business, politics and life with restaurateurs, nightlife operators, politicians and other newsmakers.

    Developing NYC's Small Business Future ft. NYC Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr.

    Developing NYC's Small Business Future ft. NYC Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr.

    Robert Cornegy Jr is a New York City Council Member for the 36th District in Brooklyn. He joins host Andrew Rigie for a conversation on how he advocates for small businesses while still supporting workers' rights, marrying brick and mortar shops to the sharing economy, and his role on the legendary 1984-85 St. John's men's basketball team.
    You can follow the NYC Hospitality Alliance on Instagram and Twitter (@thenycalliance) and Andrew Rigie on Instagram (@politicalfoodienyc) and Twitter (@andrewrigie)."

    • 43 min
    Restaurant Real Estate, Rents and Regulations ft. Steven Soutendijk

    Restaurant Real Estate, Rents and Regulations ft. Steven Soutendijk

    Steven Soutendijk is the Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield Retail Services. He joins host Andrew Rigie for a conversation recorded live at the International Council of Shopping Centers Deal Making Conference. They discuss Soutendijk's experience as a Manhattan retail leasing broker, the future of restaurant real estate, and how to streamline regulatory compliance.
    You can follow the NYC Hospitality Alliance on Instagram and Twitter (@thenycalliance) and Andrew Rigie on Instagram (@politicalfoodienyc) and Twitter (@andrewrigie).

    • 51 min
    Restaurant Tech and Grubhub Controversy ft. Robert Guarino

    Restaurant Tech and Grubhub Controversy ft. Robert Guarino

    Robert Guarino is the CEO of 5 Napkin Burger. He joins host Andrew Rigie to discuss how he makes training videos, why he calls himself "head coach" instead of CEO, and the brewing Grubhub controversy.
    You can follow the NYC Hospitality Alliance on Instagram and Twitter (@thenycalliance) and Andrew Rigie on Instagram (@politicalfoodienyc) and Twitter (@andrewrigie).

    • 46 min
    The Beat of NYC Nightlife ft. Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz

    The Beat of NYC Nightlife ft. Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz

    Ariel Palitz once owned a popular NYC bar. She's now known as NYC's Nightlife Mayor. Her official title is the Senior Executive Director of the NYC Office of Nightlife and she joins host Andrew Rigie to discuss her goals for the office, the importance of nightlife businesses to New York City’s culture and economy, and how her experiences as a lifelong New Yorker prepared her for this role.

    • 45 min
    Office of Nightlife and Plastic Straws Ft. NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal

    Office of Nightlife and Plastic Straws Ft. NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal

    NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal passed legislation establishing the Office of Nightlife, repealed the cabaret law that prohibited dancing, and is a champion of sustainability like his “green roof” requirements and banning plastic straws at restaurants.

    • 28 min
    Harlem’s own celebrity chef and restaurateur Melba Wilson dishes on the biz

    Harlem’s own celebrity chef and restaurateur Melba Wilson dishes on the biz

    Melba Wilson was “born, bread and buttered” in Harlem. Melba started as a hostess and became a restaurateur, celebrity chef who “Beat Bobby Flay” and was elected President of the NYC Hospitality Alliance in 2019. Melba dishes on her experience in the restaurant industry, her role as president of the business association, the changing dynamics of Harlem and much more.

    • 47 min

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Andrew Rigie does an awesome job narrating and the content is extremely informative. If you are in the hospitality industry, I would recommend listening, no matter where you’re located.

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