29 episodes

Brady Viccellio and Alvin Williams have been friends for a long time, and they've been in the restaurant business even longer. Brady’s family history in restaurants goes back nearly a century, and he's the owner of Steinhilber's and La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach. Alvin trained and worked as a chef in his native England before moving to the United States and opening Cobalt Grille, also in Virginia Beach. Their podcast, The Check, is all about restaurants.

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Brady Viccellio and Alvin Williams have been friends for a long time, and they've been in the restaurant business even longer. Brady’s family history in restaurants goes back nearly a century, and he's the owner of Steinhilber's and La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach. Alvin trained and worked as a chef in his native England before moving to the United States and opening Cobalt Grille, also in Virginia Beach. Their podcast, The Check, is all about restaurants.

    The Java Surf Story

    The Java Surf Story

    Dwayne Appleton, owner of Java Surf Cafe and Espresso Bar, shares the ins and outs of running his business in the heart of Virginia Beach’s colorful ViBe District. Appleton discusses lessons learned, secrets to success, and the art of achieving a work-life balance. 

    • 42 min
    The Return of Thom

    The Return of Thom

    Alvin and Brady welcome back longtime Steinhilber’s waiter Thom Violette, who reflects on the challenges of the pandemic and what might lie ahead as short-staffed restaurants prepare for a busy summer season. Thom also talks about his recent marriage and getting to ride in a hot-air balloon.

    • 29 min
    Turning the Tables

    Turning the Tables

    New guidance about masks is changing the restaurant experience, while Alvin and Brady try to sort out what it all means. They also discuss the challenges of hiring staff and some of the menu modifications they're having to make as a result. Plus, Alvin’s new hobby.


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    • 37 min
    Fighting for Restaurants

    Fighting for Restaurants

    Chris Savvides is the second-generation owner of Black Angus restaurant in Virginia Beach. He's also a tireless advocate for the restaurant industry. Currently a member of the board of the National Restaurant Association, he talks with Alvin and Brady about issues that threaten to end the dining experience as we know it.


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    • 39 min
    O’Connor Brewing Co.

    O’Connor Brewing Co.

    Kevin O’Connor, founder of O’Connor Brewing Co., visited The Check podcast to discuss the origins and growth of the brewery, the story behind his popular El Guapo beer, the magic of the tasting room, and how to avoid disaster if you’re brewing your own beer.


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    • 34 min
    Deck the Halls

    Deck the Halls

    With the holiday season upon us, Brady and Alvin look at how gatherings at restaurants will be different this year and discuss their favorite seasonal foods and beverages. They also look ahead with tips for avoiding a broken heart on Valentine’s Day and explore the ups and downs of Yelp.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Boarder4life010 ,

Great podcast for the restaurant industry!

What an awesome podcast exploring the ins and outs of the restaurant industry! Professional level quality and content with a fun flair between the hosts and guests. Loved it!

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