57 episodes

A podcast channel by foodies for foodies that covers the best restaurants, chefs (some of which you know and some you don't), food from around town with travel and random digressions on today's topics thrown in along the way.

Spoon Mob Pod Ray Chmielecki

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A podcast channel by foodies for foodies that covers the best restaurants, chefs (some of which you know and some you don't), food from around town with travel and random digressions on today's topics thrown in along the way.

    #57 - Aquavit (New York City)

    #57 - Aquavit (New York City)

    On this week's restaurant review, Ray talks about the Scandinavian/Swedish restaurant Aquavit in New York City, touching on chef Emma Bengtsson's career thus far, the founding of Aquavit back in the mid 1980's, and the importance of woman fine dining chefs within the culinary industry at large. For more on chef Emma Bengtsson and Aquavit, visit spoonmob.com/aquavitnewyorkcity.

    For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com. Follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), Facebook (@spoonmob) and YouTube (Spoon Mob). Subscribe, download, rate, and review previous episodes from wherever else you get your podcasts from (Apple & Spotify). Send in feedback, questions, and comments by using the portal on the website located at spoonmob.com/contact. As always, we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of our loyal listeners, a.k.a SPOONIES, and appreciate all their help in spreading the word about the Spoon Mob website and Spoon Mob podcast!

    • 16 min
    #56 - Parts Now Known - Season 2 Mid Season Recap

    #56 - Parts Now Known - Season 2 Mid Season Recap

    We were planning on recapping the first half of season 2 but then got sidetracked on a whole host of topics that include Ben's disastrous experience at Rye River Social, Ray's experience at Cleaver, the Condado/Barrio Taco dilemma, the presidential debate, Trump having covid, extreme left vs extreme right, and the new HBO docuseries "The Vow". 

    For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com. Follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), Facebook (@spoonmob) and YouTube (Spoon Mob). Subscribe, download, rate, and review previous episodes from wherever else you get your podcasts from (Apple & Spotify). Send in feedback, questions, and comments by using the portal on the website located at spoonmob.com/contact. As always, we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of our loyal listeners, a.k.a SPOONIES, and appreciate all their help in spreading the word about the Spoon Mob website and Spoon Mob podcast!

    • 1 hr
    #55 - Morel

    #55 - Morel

    On this week's restaurant review, Ray talks about visiting his friend Garret in Wisconsin on a weekend trip and having no control over the restaurants they ate at. He then goes through chef Jonathan Manyo's culinary career and raves about the duck dish he had. For more on chef Jonathan Manyo and Morel, visit spoonmob.com/morel.

    For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com. Follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), Facebook (@spoonmob) and YouTube (Spoon Mob). Subscribe, download, rate, and review previous episodes from wherever else you get your podcasts from (Apple & Spotify). Send in feedback, questions, and comments by using the portal on the website located at spoonmob.com/contact. As always, we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of our loyal listeners, a.k.a SPOONIES, and appreciate all their help in spreading the word about the Spoon Mob website and Spoon Mob podcast!

    • 18 min
    #54 - Parts Now Known - Copenhagen

    #54 - Parts Now Known - Copenhagen

    On what critics are calling Parts Now Known's best episode yet, Ray and Ben chat about Anthony Bourdain's pilgrimage to Copenhagen to eat at chef Rene Redzepi's restaurant Noma. The guys provide some insight into Redzepi and where you can find out more about him before Ray explains what The World's 50 Best Restaurant List is and all of its problems. Then the guys talk socialism, foraging, Nordic cuisine, taxes, recap the tasting menu, highlight the episodes food scenes and get side tracked on billionaire fetishes, Panera, and hot dogs before running through the categories.

    For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com. Follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), Facebook (@spoonmob) and YouTube (Spoon Mob). Subscribe, download, rate, and review previous episodes from wherever else you get your podcasts from (Apple & Spotify). Send in feedback, questions, and comments by using the portal on the website located at spoonmob.com/contact. As always, we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of our loyal listeners, a.k.a SPOONIES, and appreciate all their help in spreading the word about the Spoon Mob website and Spoon Mob podcast!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #53 - Charleston

    #53 - Charleston

    On this week's restaurant review, Ray talks about visiting chef Cindy Wolf's restaurant Charleston in Baltimore, recounting his work day trip to the Charm City, how Charleston came to be, and Wolf's multiple James Beard Award best chef Mid-Atlantic nominations. For more on chef Cindy Wolf and Charleston, visit spoonmob.com/charleston.

    For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com. Follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), Facebook (@spoonmob) and YouTube (Spoon Mob). Subscribe, download, rate, and review previous episodes from wherever else you get your podcasts from (Apple & Spotify). Send in feedback, questions, and comments by using the portal on the website located at spoonmob.com/contact. As always, we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of our loyal listeners, a.k.a SPOONIES, and appreciate all their help in spreading the word about the Spoon Mob website and Spoon Mob podcast!

    • 14 min
    #52 - Parts Now Known - New Mexico

    #52 - Parts Now Known - New Mexico

    Gun control, a neighbor's murder, aliens, conspiracy theory's, spicy chili's, and a whole lot more including Ben's dog Ralph's unwanted debut on the podcast are covered on this week's Parts Now Known podcast that has the guys recaping Anthony Bourdain's drive on Route 66 in New Mexico. 

    For all things Spoon Mob, visit spoonmob.com. Follow us on Instagram (@spoonmob), Twitter (@spoonmob1), Facebook (@spoonmob) and YouTube (Spoon Mob). Subscribe, download, rate, and review previous episodes from wherever else you get your podcasts from (Apple & Spotify). Send in feedback, questions, and comments by using the portal on the website located at spoonmob.com/contact. As always, we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of our loyal listeners, a.k.a SPOONIES, and appreciate all their help in spreading the word about the Spoon Mob website and Spoon Mob podcast!

    • 1 hr 2 min

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